Sheffield Engineering Firm Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation
Hills Fabrication recently paid tribute to its staff as it marks its 90th anniversary.
Founded in 1926,Hills Fabrication has survived war, recession and numerous steel crises, thanks to innovation, staff loyalty and hard work.
Hills Fabrication operates in a range of sectors including the construction and automotive industries and manufactures around 50,000 towbars each year.
In recent yearsHills Fabrication has become a specialist in the development and fabrication of working at height safety equipment. It also offers high definition plasma profiling and metal fabrication including prototype development.
James Harding-Terry, managing director ofHills Fabrication, said: “For any business to reach the 90-year milestone is a huge achievement but for a manufacturing company it’s a tremendous feat.
“We’ve had to overcome lots of business challenges including the changing nature of UK manufacturing to get to where we are today; a £5m turnover business employing 80.
“Our staff have played a pivotal role in helpingHills Fabrication evolve and we thank them for their commitment. Each time we’ve faced a challenge we’ve found a new marketplace or developed a new product. Diversification has enabled us to change and grow and survive.”
Hills Fabrication started life as a small artisan business making press tools and delivering by bike. It is still a family-run business but now provides sub-contract engineering services across the UK.
The team atHills Fabrication works on a range of engineering solutions, including high profile projects for Tesco and Heathrow Airport and fabrication work for independent, local companies.