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New appointment at Hill Engineering

John Lines

Former marketing director John Lines rejoins company as head of global business development

SPECIALIST UK attachment manufacturers Hill Engineering, based in Newry, Co. Down, have appointed John Lines as their new head of global business development.

Developer of the award-winning, time-saving Tefra hydraulic quick-coupler, the company has recruited Mr Lines to lead a major drive to further develop its growing global sales business.

Mr Lines, who has extensive experience in the excavator attachment business, previously worked for Hill Engineering around nine years ago, as sales and marketing director. Since then the company has continued to develop its range of innovative, safe, robust and simple-to-operate attachments.

Hill Engineering say they now require a dedicated focus to capitalize on the global interest in their portfolio, to take it truly international and to break into new, emerging markets through OEMs and end users.

Mr Lines said: ‘I am delighted to be back working with the team at Hill. The company has developed hugely since I worked here last and has rightly won awards for both its products and its operations.

‘Our portfolio is now in great demand in many key global markets and I’ll be working hard to support the efforts of the entire Hill team to satisfy the needs of our worldwide customers and partners.’

Since the launch of the popular Tefra coupler some 10 years ago, Hill Engineering have also developed the Tefra Tilt quick-coupler, which combines the original Tefra coupler with an HKS extra-tilt power actuator to give tilt options up to 180 degrees.

Complementing these are the Titan bucket range, featuring a double-radius design to give superior digging performance, and the Titan Thumb, which allows for up to 160 degrees of rotation compared with the market average of 120 degrees.

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