John Lines


John Lines re-joins the company to help take it truly global.

Specialist UK attachment manufacturer Hill Engineering has appointed a new head of global business development to help capitalise on its innovation pedigree worldwide.

The Newry, County Down-based developer of the award-winning, time-saving Tefra hydraulic quick coupler has recruited John Lines to head up a major drive to further develop its growing global sales business.

John has extensive experience in the excavator attachment business and in fact previously worked for Hill Engineering around nine years ago, as sales and marketing director.

In that time the company has continued to develop other innovative products and is regarded as a ground-breaking manufacturer of ultra-safe and robust, simple-to-operate attachments.

The company now requires a dedicated focus to capitalise on the global interest in Hill’s portfolio, to take it truly international, and to break into new, emerging markets through OEMs and end users.

John 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, which set unparalleled standards in quality and safety, Hill Engineering has 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�.

Complementing these are the Titan bucket range, which features a double radius design to give superior digging performance due to a low drag factor, and Titan Thumb, which allows for up to160� of rotation compared to the market average of 120�.