McNeill Drilling Company Ltd is owned by K G Richardson & Sons Ltd (KGR).
The family-owned KGR group employs over 250 staff in a wide range of industries throughout the South Island of New Zealand.
McNeill's roots were largely forged in the drilling and pumping industry but in recent years the company has expanded into the transport sector. KGR now boasts a growing fleet of cartage trucks and offers a wider range of related services.
McNeills is extremely proud of its long, strong heritage. The company’s bold red branding is recognised in Otago and Southland not only for providing employment and industry for many years but also for its support of many community projects and initiatives.
The McNeill head office is located seven kilometres north of Invercargill, New Zealand’s southern-most city, with regional branches in Dunedin, Alexandra and Christchurch.
A.C. McNeill Ltd Well Drilling Contractors started from small, humble beginnings. They are pictured above in 1918 using a leased horse-drawn drilling rig. The company drilled water bores and installed pumps and windmills throughout Southland and neighbouring Otago
Above: The 1960s McNeill drilling fleet