Hills Industries (HIL)

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Hills Industries (HIL) is a diversified company principally engaged in the manufacture and wholesale of metal home and hardware and electronic products. HIL listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 30th June, 1962. To date, the Company has more than 2,000 people employed. The company offers a range of products comprising outdoor drying products, such as laundry aids, ladders, scaffolding and fall arrest systems, children's play equipment, such as wheelbarrows, garden sprayers, security doors, steel tubing, television antennas, MATV and CCTV systems such as amplifiers, alarms, commercial audio systems, control and automation systems, rainwater tanks and vehicle protection systems. The company is organized in to three business segments, Electronic Security and Entertainment; Home, Hardware and Eco, and Building and Industrial Products. The Electronic Security and Entertainment division includes Hills Electronic Security, Hills Antenna & TV Systems, Hills Sound, Vision and Lighting, Access Television Services and Opticomm. The Home, Hardware and Eco division is actively involved in its consumer products operations across Australia and New Zealand together with the Hills Healthcare rehabilitation and mobility business, Hills Eco and Woodroffe Australia. The Company’s Building and Industrial Products Division is comprised of four business entities, fielders, Orrcon Steel and Tube, Korvest, and Woodroffe Equipment Australia. Some of the key acquisitions of the Company include Audio Telex Communications, Crestron Control Solutions, BSM, Alquip and Australian Audio Supplies business.

Hills Industries History

Hills Industries (HIL) was created in 1946, with a focus to manufacture the clothes hoist. Soon afterward the company expanded its operations to include other laundry products. In 1959, the company commenced the delivery of television repair and antenna services. HIL then entered into the radio electronics manufacturing business. The Company became floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1962. The Company has made several acquisitions in order to diversify its portfolio of products, with a principal focus on businesses concerning metal fabrication like Korvest Ltd, a manufacturer of metal products. In April, 2005 Hills acquired a 75% shareholding in Team Poly, a plastic rotational moulding business. In June 2005, it acquired the business operations of Audio Telex Communications and Crestron Control Solutions. The Company completed the acquisition of BSM, a major rollformer in Queensland, in December 2005. In January 2006, the Company acquired the Alquip, a Toowoomba based business principally focused on the aluminium scaffold industry. In April 2006, Hill acquired Australian Audio Supplies, an outstanding distributor of Mackie and Tapco audio products in Australian.

Hills Industries (HIL) Products and Services

  • Rotary clothes hoists
  • Folding and extendable clothes lines
  • Laundry trolleys
  • Ironing tables
  • Security screen doors
  • Trampolines
  • Slides
  • Swings
  • Domestic and industrial ladders
  • Wheelbarrows and hand trucks
  • Television antennas
  • Steel tubing
  • Steel fence
  • Aluminium scaffolding
  • Professional audio equipment
  • Rain water tanks
  • Solar hot water
  • Rollformed metal building products
  • Door frames
  • Cable ladder and cable trays
  • Satellite dishes
  • Rehabilitation and mobility products
  • Domestic and commercial electronics security products
  • Closed circuit television and home automation products

Hills Industries Competitors

  • BlueScope Steel
  • OneSteel

Hills Industries (HIL) Locations and Subsidiaries

Hills Industries Head Office
944-956 South Road, Edwardstown
SA, Australia, 5039
Phone: (08) 8301 3200
Fax: (08) 8371 1670
Email: info@hills.com.au

Hills Industries Limited
12 Wiggs Rd Riverwood 2210
Ph: (02) 9717 5200 Fax: (02) 9534 3588

Hills Industries Limited (Electronics Divsion)
12 Wiggs Rd Riverwood 2210
Ph: (02) 9717 5222 Fax: (02) 9717 5221

Hills Industries Limited
Cambria Rd Dandenong 3175
Ph: (03) 9798 2500 Fax: (03) 9238 2505

Hills Industries Limited
70 Fulcrum St Richlands 4077
Ph: (07) 3212 9500 Fax: (07) 3212 9504

Hills Industries Limited
7 Ackland St Edwardstown 5039
Ph: (08) 8301 3200 Fax: (08) 9371 1670

Hills Industries Limited
5 Katanning St Bayswater 6053
Ph: (08) 9442 5600 Fax: (08) 9442 5604

Hills Industries Limited
Sir Alfred Owen Way Pontygwindy
Industrial Est Caerphilly Glamorgan CF8 3HU UK
Ph: (44 122) 288 3951 Fax: (44 122) 288 6102

Hills Industries Limited
25 Ash Rd Wiri Auckland New Zealand 1701
Ph: (64 9) 262 3052 Fax: (64 9) 262 3053

Hills Industries Subsidiaries

Hills Finance Limited
Fielders Australia Pty Ltd
Pacific Communications Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
DAS Security Wholesalers Pty Ltd
Woodroffe Industries Pty Ltd
ePic Australia Pty Ltd
Pacom Security Pty Ltd
Pacific Communications Pty Ltd
Pacom SE Asia Pte Ltd
Kerry Equipment (Aust) Pty Ltd
Alquip Pty Ltd
KDB Engineering Pty Ltd
Audio Telex Communications Pty Ltd
Crestron Control Solutions Pty Ltd
Hills Hoists Pty Ltd
Orrcon Limited
Step Electronics Pty Ltd
Pathfinder Insurance Pte Limited
Hills Nominees Pty Ltd

Trading Names

Audio Telex (Professional audio equipment)
Hills (clothes lines, television reception equipment, antenna installations)
Hills Laundry Products (ironing tables, trolleys and indoor airers)
Hills Playtime (playground equipment)
Team Poly (Rainwater tanks)

Other Hills Industries Details

Hills Industries Year Established: 1946
ACN: 007 573 417
D-U-N-S: 756028791
ABN: 35007573417

Hills Industries (HIL) Share Price

Submitted by ASX Listed Company on 20 November, 2008 - 01:30

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