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About Herrenknecht Vertical

Herrenknecht Vertical is a German manufacturer of onshore and offshore drilling rigs and equipment. Our automated drilling technology enables contractors and operators to work safer, faster and more cost efficiently.

Onshore rigs

Onshore rigs

Herrenknecht Vertical onshore rigs are operating successfully:

  • in Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • in geothermal wells
  • in oil and gas applications


Our rig in the Shell R&D campus

Due to our ongoing focus on innovation, Shell awarded us the contract to develop and build the drilling rig for its R&D campus near The Hague, the Netherlands. Upcoming operations and automation processes are tested with this Herrenknecht Vertical rig before their field implementation.

Offshore rigs

Offshore rigs

Herrenknecht Vertical offshore units are successfully in action:

  • in well intervention
  • in P&A
  • in light drilling applications

What our units bring with them:

  • light weight
  • compact design
  • extended reach of the cantilever


Our rig in the North Sea

Offshore, we designed and built the hydraulic drilling equipment for one of the most successful jack-up rigs in the southern North Sea.
Our competence in supply chain management solutions reduces our customers’ running costs by shifting offshore working packages to the onshore side and automating the complete value chain.

Herrenknecht Group

Herrenknecht Vertical is part of the Herrenknecht Group, the technology and market leader in mechanized tunnelling systems. This enables us to support our customers globally.

  • more than 40 years of engineering and manufacturing experience
  • worldwide network of around 5,000 employees
  • 76 subsidiaries and associated companies

More information on the Herrenknecht Group is available at:


Let´s build the future together! Join our team.


Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of automated deep drilling rigs. From our headquarters in Schwanau, southern Germany, we support our international customers operating around the world. Good employees along with our innovative technologies are as the basis for our success.

Learn more about what makes Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH an exceptional employer and the advantages that await you.

  • working in a rapidly expanding global market
  • international working environment
  • opportunity to grow with us
  • a dynamic and highly motivated team, everyone counts
  • modern organizational structures
  • attractive extra benefits
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We look forward to welcoming new colleagues. To fit in our team you should bring the following characteristics:

  • you are keen to face new challenges and work with the best in the business – and you are willing to prove this every day
  • you are a qualified and committed specialist in engineering, sales and service or in administration
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Are you interested?
Our HR Business Partner Mr. Michael Krenkel (phone +49 7824 302-7250) will be happy to provide you with further information.

Job offers:

 Service-Electrician (m/f/d)

Service-Elektriker im Bereich Service (m/w/d)



 Service-Technician Mechanics / Hydraulics (m/f/d)

Servicemonteur Mechanik / Hydraulik im Bereich Service (m/w/d)



Focus on quality, responsibility and safety


With Herrenknecht Vertical, you are on the safe side.
Our rigs, equipment and services are designed according to a comprehensive safety approach. Leading management systems ensure the highest QHSE standards and our full compliance with international industry and statutory regulations. We are committed to maximum quality “made in Germany” in our engineering, manufacturing and services. In addition, we focus on occupational safety for our employees and customers and we emphasize environmental protection and sustainability during manufacturing and operations.

Premium quality

Premium quality

High-quality products and services go hand in hand with meeting industry-written and globally accepted standards. Herrenknecht Vertical’s quality management system is therefore ISO 9001 and API Q1 certified and our products comply with relevant API specifications. 
Further regional or industry specific standards can be applied on request.
In addition, our service staff are certified in accordance with the internationally recognized Safety Certificate Contractors (SCC), and Herrenknecht Vertical is a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

API Q1 Certificate


API Monogram Licences


ISO 9001:2015 Certificate


Environmental responsibility

Environmental responsibility

Environmental protection is a key part of our corporate actions, both in our daily work and by carefully designing our rigs and equipment to minimize their environmental impact. Compliance with the ISO 14001-2015 standard is ensured by our environmental, occupational health and safety management system.

ISO 14001-2015 Certificate


Safe working conditions

Safe working conditions

ISO 45001:2018 Certificate


Safe and healthy employees form the basis for Herrenknecht Vertical´s high-quality products and services. Safe working conditions at our facility and on jobsites are essential. Regular risk assessments and safety instructions increase safety. Our comprehensive HSE management system complies with the international ISO 45001:2018 standard and demonstrates our responsibility for people’s health.