About Swift Drilling

Northland born Chris Ash, owner and operator of Ash and Ash Ltd, having spent many years working overseas is delighted to be running, for the past 13 years, such a successful business back on his own home turf.

Chris is hard working, creative, a dedicated family man. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors with a particular passion for fishing and diving.
As Chris puts it “If I’m not Drilling, I’m catching Marlin”

Chris takes great pride in his work and the reputation of his company. He is well known for providing ‘outside the square solutions’ for challenging jobs. He knows that where there is a will there is a way.


Chris believes in:     

  • High quality work and customer service

  • Finding the most undisruptive way to do the job

  • That there is a way to do every job


Health & Safety



Swift Drilling, takes health and safety very seriously and is committed to the provision of a healthy and safe working environment for employees, customers, suppliers and the general public.


Our team of highly skilled employees have regular ongoing training to ensure everyone is aware and abides by all health and safety legislation, and that we are well prepared and safe while undertaking all our projects.


Likewise, we take great care to ensure that all our equipment is kept in high working order, is well maintained, and upgraded when needed, to ensure that we are able to carry out all tasks to the highest of standards.