According to Igor Kociš, CEO of GA Drilling, the ISO certification will be of importance when the company is coming now to international research collaboration, both commercial and academic.
He states that the certification will have great impact on establishing collaboration projects with industry as there is a high demand for both innovative and quality technologies. Professional research and development leads to reduced business risks, better and more deterministic results, to increased organizational effectiveness and to the focus of improving the performance. Operations Director Dušan Kociš says: "We are proud to receive the ISO 9001:2008 certification.
In July 2013, GA Drilling announced that it has concluded a technology development and strategic investment agreement with Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment, the global market leader for high-precision components for the oil service industry. The partnership is focused on development of PLASMABIT technology and to meet major challenges of the drilling industry.  This partnership ensures component supplies manufactured by SBO and allows GA Drilling to further develop its patented PLASMABIT technology. Investment supports the completion of 3rd generation of plasma disintegration device and test-rig construction for drilling at deeper depths.