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Redefining Trenchless Solutions

Akkerman develops, manufactures and supports advanced underground construction equipment systems that accurately install pipe in an extensive range of ground conditions and project challenges.

Since 1973, our industry-leading equipment has enabled contractors worldwide to productively and cost-effectively install water, wastewater, and other infrastructure. We’ve been here since the industry was established and we continue to pave the road of innovation with our superior trenchless equipment. We back our equipment systems with a powerhouse of skilled sales, engineering, and technical professionals dedicated to superior reliability and responsive service. Our business operates with the highest level of integrity, and Akkerman employees have a personal investment in our customers’ success.

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Driven for Customer Success!

We built our reputation on delivering innovative equipment, personalized customer support, and a passion to help you create the light at the end of the tunnel. We take pride in your success. This is why our core customer base is repeat business since 1973.

Quality and Versatility that Lasts

Contractors choose Akkerman products for their durability and cost-effective means of installing accurate tunnels in rigorous conditions. While innovation and technology have advanced, many original machines still accurately bore today with factory upgrades and available support parts.

american made

You can be sure that every machine that wears our distinctive logo, blue stripe, and the American flag will be designed and built in the United States of America. Our state-of-the-art factory is always Customer Ready and equipped to handle all stages of your next equipment build.

Committed to Excellence

We are proud of our employee’s commitment to excellence. Our skilled professionals are dedicated to advancing trenchless technology, equipment reliability, and responsive service. From trenchless method consulting, custom engineering, or on-site technical assistance, our team will be there.

Recent News

Digging Deeper – June 2024

Used Equipment – Akkerman SLS-100 Package Akkerman currently has a complete Model SLS-100 sliplining system available for purchase or rent at our facility in Brownsdale, MN.  The unit was previously used on a rental project installing 48in and 66in FRP under live flow conditions.  The equipment has been inspected and is in excellent condition.  Project […]


Digging Deeper – May 2024

Akkerman 4800 Series GBM: Versatile & Powerful Written by: Chris Sivesind The Akkerman 4800 Series GBM offers contractors incredible versatility from installing pilot tubes to pilot tube microtunneling operations, and as an auger bore machine to install steel casings from 12in-36in.  On a recent project in Sumner, WA contractor Northwest Boring Co, Inc. (NWB) chose […]


Special Report: Advancements in Microtunneling

Most major cities in North America have a microtunneling project ongoing, recently completed or about to begin. The trenchless installation process is omnipresent as system owners look to install critical underground infrastructure in already congested corridors. To check the pulse of the industry, we’ve assembled this Special Report: Advancements in Microtunneling. Thank you to our […]


Large Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation 

Written by Jason Holden, Vice President, CRO of Akkerman When it comes to sewer rehabilitation, trenchless technologies have continued to develop and improve over the past 40 years.   While Cured-in-Place- Pipe (CIPP) continues to be applied with the greatest success for rehabilitation of small diameter sewers, new advances in sliplining technology benefit sewer district owners […]


Digging Deeper – April 2024

How Far Can I Go? Written by: Troy Stokes It is no secret that trenchless technology has its fair share of risk, and regardless of where you fit into this industry, chances are a big part of your job is spent trying to manage and mitigate that risk. One of the most frequent questions that […]


Digging Deeper – March 2024

What about the IJS? Written by: Jon Valin Intermediate Jacking Stations Many are familiar with the Intermediate Jacking Station, also known as an IJS. As our industry grows and time passes many new to the trenchless industry may not be. With this said we often receive such questions asking what an IJS consists of, why […]


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