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'We take an innovative approach to every project because no one is the same.'

DKI aims to become an industry
leader by quickly responding to
customers' needs.

For example, by collaborating closely
with its steel suppliers, DKI recently developed a new proprietary alloy. "This gives
our product the ability to last longer and
endure the toughest drilling conditions,"
Deerman explains. "It is the most durable
steel in the market today."
Deerman notes that having a results-driven approach, as well as a leading
sustainable advantage in the marketplace
have been key to DKI's success. "We come
up with solutions that gives everyone in the
value chain a sustainable advantage," he
explains. "We also recognize that agility has
been key."
He adds that DKI responds quicker than
any of its competitors in the marketplace
today and has the largest inventory of

forgings in North America, ranging from
three- to 48-inches. "This gives us the
ability to respond quickly to customer
demands for custom solutions on bits and
hole openers, which we manufacture more
custom tools than any other manufacturer
in the world.," Deerman notes. "We know
we are aggressive and are competitive in
the marketplace; many of our competitors
call us for products due to their own long
lead times. Although they get the order,
they can't deliver it in the time frame
agreed upon. Because of this we believe
that we really have a unique position in
the marketplace, a great product and are
continually driving results to provide our
customers with the best solutions."
Deerman cites another example

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with one of DKI's projects. It is currently working with a large international
engineering and construction firm that
develops some of the largest projects in
the world. "We are now working alongside
them on what is considered one of the longest tunneling projects in the world today,"
Deerman explains. "This project showcases
our agility, to ever-changing demands, and
how we respond to our clients' needs.
"DKI's product initially did not perform
as well as expected, due to unknowns
such as geologic formations; however,
we worked closely with the team and
suppliers to come up with a viable solution
to meet the immediate demands and keep
the project on schedule," he adds.
He notes there is no one-size-fits-all
approach, so DKI's solution means new
tool designs, new materials, new processes
or even a whole new approach. "We know
we were the underdogs for this project,"
Deerman says. "But by implementing this
design thinking approach we have become
the lead supplier for our customer in a
very short time. Often new product lines
are born out of these experiences."
Looking ahead, DKI aims to become a
leading global supplier and manufacturer
of integrated drilling tools and innovative
solutions. "We will meet the needs of our
customers, regardless of the project and
where it is in the world," Deerman notes.
Ultimately, this circles back to Drill King
International's focus on sustainability, design
thinking, its collaborative model and agility.
"These have been the key to our
success," Deerman concludes. "We take
an innovative approach to every project
because no one is the same. By being agile,
working with our team and suppliers in
the value chain, and responding quickly
to the constantly changing demands of
our customers, we will continue to have a
sustainable advantage and grow market
share in the global markets."

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