By your side for over 45 years
IMBM, the ancestor of DATC, was founded in Moudon, Switzerland, specialising in the manufacture of tools for use in oil drilling and in the manufacture of diamond core bits for core drilling in mining and geotechnical work. The produced tools acquire quickly an international reputation.
IMBM becomes DATC (acronym for Diamond And Tungsten Carbide) and sets up in Besançon (France), with a brand new production site, more efficient and versatile.
DATC extends its range of products and becomes a supplier of worldwide drilling solutions for a demanding clientele in over 30 countries. With its range of some 10,000 products in stock, DATC now has the ability to adopt a policy based on quality, flexibility and the ability to respond quickly to customer requirements.
Development of the ELITE range of mining crowns with 10 high-performance variants to ensure better grinding and extended durability.
Development of the mining range of cores rods for holes : from large to very deep until 2500-3000 meters. Development of a new T6-116 and T6S-116 wireline core barrels for geotechnicians.
Obtention of the official ISO 9001 certification.
Development of core barrels WL-U for upright or horizontal holes.
Creation of DATC GERMANY
Renewal of our ISO 9001 certification.
Development of important international projects
High-tech acquisition and modernization of our machinery.
Over-size core barrels project for deep investigations (Eastern Europe and Southeast asia)