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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.

The Akkerman Legacy

Recent News

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY! Akkerman Inc. Marks 50 Years

Written by Rob Krzys for Trenchless Technology® From humble beginnings in a two-car garage, to a state-of-theart manufacturing facility, Akkerman Inc. celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. The foundation of Akkerman came from a contractor’s background when Don (D.H.) and Marlys Akkerman established D.H. Akkerman Construction in 1956. With a focus on civil construction, D.H. […]


Facility Consolidation Made Feasible Through Microtunneling

Written by Jordon Thomas-Harris for Trenchless Technology® How Microtunneling is helping Houston achieve project goals for deep gravity sewers The City of Houston (City), like many cities across the country, is working to improve resiliency and reduce operations and maintenance costs. One project to help accomplish this goal involves a large-scale facility consolidation on the […]


Digging Deeper – November 2023

Highway SR-51 Trenchless Crossing Design Engineer: Horizontal Boring LLCLocation: Phoenix, AZGround Conditions: Breccia and phyllite/schist rock formations with UCS to 15,000-psiType of Installation: TBM Pipe JackingMaterial: 86-in OD x 1-in wall Steel CasingFootage Installation: 330-lfEquipment: Akkerman Pipe Jacking System, WM720-II TBM, 5200 Pump, 1548 Haul System, 2325BE Lube System, TBM Rock DCH Since no ground […]


Critical Water Supply Tunnel Sliplining a Success Thanks to Careful Planning, Collaboration

Written by Bijan Khamanian for Trenchless Technology® Through a design-build alternative delivery method, San Diego County Water Authority undertook the rehabilitation of its First Aqueduct Treated Water Tunnels located in Escondido, California. The timely rehabilitation of the First Aqueduct is part of the Water Authority’s proactive asset management program. An essential element of providing safe […]


Digging Deeper – October 2023

Kaw Lake Water Supply Design Engineer: Super Excavators, Inc.Location: Enid, OKGround Conditions: Hard rock with high hydrostatic water headType of Installation: Slurry MicrotunnelingMaterial: 72-in Steel CasingFootage Installation: 510-lfEquipment: Akkerman SL74P MTBM System, AZ-100 Total Guidance System, Akkerman 800-ton MT jacking frame, Akkerman High-Pressure pit seal & pipe clamp The 100-ft deep water intake tunnel was […]


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