Newry, Northern Ireland 08th January 2015: Excavator attachment manufacturer Hill Engineering, based in Newry, Northern Ireland is recognised industry wide for its innovative culture. Over the last two-years Hill has been presented with the Plantworx Construction Machinery Exhibition’s Award for Innovation in the Engineering and Safety categories and also the Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation, which recognises excellence in UK business enterprise.

Hill Engineering, who is one of the UK National Champions in the European Business Awards – Innovation category, is now competing for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in the public vote Video Entry stage of the competition.

The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. The competition is open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

Why Quick Couplers from Hill Engineering are winning awards…

Established in 1994, last year Hill Engineering celebrated 20-years of designing and manufacturing pioneering excavator attachments. The company’s quick couplers are designed for excavators ranging from 3 to 120 tonnes.

The company is best known for its award winning fully automatic coupler TEFRA, which has transformed health and safety on construction sites around the world. TEFRA has proved itself to be the safest coupler on the market today. Patented by Hill, the TEFRA is exported across three continents globally. You’ll find TEFRA users in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Over recent years the company has continued to form strategic alliances with major OEM brands including Hitachi, Volvo and Kubota to name but a few. Takeuchi is another keen supporter of Hill coupler, with their customers specifying Hill Engineering’s TEFRA as their preferred brand of quick coupler.
The latest innovations from Hill Engineering are the new TEFRA Tilt Coupler and the new TiltRotate – these attachments are set to take the coupler market by storm in 2015. These new couplers take all the advantages of the TEFRA Coupler and have the added benefit of increased productivity and versatility in multiple applications.
Hill is also involved in the development of new legislation to improve coupler safety – ISO 13031 – this legislation is set to be rolled out world-wide in the near future.

Forging ahead – year on year success for Hill…

In just three years (2011-2014) Hill’s sales revenue grew by a staggering 150% with employee numbers increasing by 70%. These impressive figures are largely due to the introduction of the TEFRA product.
Ian Hill, Managing Director commented, “Being shortlisted for the European Business Awards highlights the excellent progress our company has made over the last few years. We have continually strived to provide our customers with a competitive advantage by developing truly innovative products that are supported by world class customer service. This strategy has been the catalyst for the phenomenal growth the business has achieved over recent years.”

Please Vote for Hill Engineering in the final of the European Business Awards…

To help get Hill Engineering through the final stages of the European Business Awards and to view our Video Entry – you can register your vote online. Just follow this link:
Hill is up against some pretty tough competition – so your vote is very important! Voting close 24th February 2015, so please cast your vote before this date!
The ‘National Public Champion’ winner will be announced in May 2015.