The manufacturing world is still reeling from the aftereffects of the COVID pandemic, and those supporting water well and geothermal well drilling operations around the world are no exceptions. Interruptions to steel and microchip supplies have slowed vehicle production to less than a crawl, but SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. is focused on the light at the end of the tunnel.
One of the biggest challenges being faced is the shortage of semiconductors, an essential component of electronic devices. The combination of plant shut-downs for worker safety and an increased need for computers and tablets for at-home students and employees has created a global microchip shortfall. When you throw in a lack of steel on top of that, the automobile industry is one of the hardest hit.
“We have a log of rigs ready to go into production and don’t really see a slowdown,” said Darren Swolley, SIMCO General Manager. “Our wait time for vehicles and other components may be getting a bit longer, but we see this as an opportunity to get ahead of growing demand.”
The SIMCO sales team is eager to talk with you about your drilling needs and to work up a free quote for a new rig. With a limited number of production slots available for drilling rigs in progress, future rigs will be manufactured on a first-come-first-serve basis. Although wait times are being stretched due to material delays, these shortages won’t last forever. Getting your name on the list for new drilling equipment now will get you back in the field faster.
Until more information is known on the status of overseas materials, the SIMCO team continues to move forward. As an additional option, the highly sought-after SIMCO used equipment is an excellent solution to get around wait times for new drilling rigs. Each piece of used SIMCO drilling equipment is thoroughly inspected and tested to make sure it meets the highest standards. Whether you’re looking for equipment for water well drilling or geotechnical drilling, you can count on SIMCO used equipment to get the job done.
If you’re thinking about ordering a new drilling rig, don’t wait! Get your name on the list now to hit the ground running when shortages ease – or take a look at the used equipment SIMCO has on hand! Buying used may offer a faster delivery time and a leg up on your competition.