Hills Clotheslines

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The name Hills is synonymous with clever design, quality materials and durable clothesline and washing line products the world over.

hills-logo.jpgToday Hills clotheslines boost a huge selection of quality clothesline products for use both indoors and out, and you're sure to find a clothesline or washing line that meets your needs.

With the recently released new range of Supa Fold Folding Frame clotheslines and a complete new selection of Folding Head Rotary Clotheslines, Hills have entered the new millennium with a bang! 

With the total Hills clothesline range now manufactured in China and a huge push into the untapped clothesline market in the USA, Hills are establishing themselves again as a huge worldwide presence in the clothesline industry.

Below you will find links to all the Hills clothesline product range currently available in Australia, which will provide detailed product information, pictures and options to purchase a Hills clothesline product from the comfort of your home. 

 

The Hills Hoist Story

THE FIRST 50 YEARS 

A man called Lance Hill decided to make a less expensive rotary clothesline. Together with his brother-in-law Harold Ling, the two men started an Australian manufacturing enterprise destined to grow from a humble backyard operation into a multi-national company distributing a diverse range of products throughout the world. In 1996, the company that began in the wash shed of a South Australian home celebrated its fiftieth year, as the remarkable story continues into the future. 

THE LAUNCH OF THE 'HILLS HOIST' 

In 1946, "The Hills Rotary Hoist" was launched, and the orders came rolling in. Salvage army trucks were purchased to keep up with deliveries. Progressively a galvanising plant, tube mill and plating plant were purchased to provide independence from outside vendors. By 1948 the hoist was selling for 11 pounds - twice the average weekly wage - and was in such demand that the new Hills factory could scarcely keep pace. 

AUSTRALIAN ENTERPRISE AT ITS BEST 

1948 saw the launch of an expanded range of laundry and washing line products to supplement the Hills hoist. Harold Ling was working long hours to take the company further. The enterprise already an industrial power in South Australia, wanted to go national. Harold Ling decided branches should be established in the Eastern States. Under the guidance of the Board, Hills' activities were also being expanded overseas, with agencies being established in London and New Zealand. In 1954 the company's activities were consolidated into new premises on South Road at Edwardstown on the former site of Pengelley's Coach Builders. By the end of 1955 all Hills' activities were centralised and materials could now be directed towards mass production. 

NEW STATUS AS A CULTURAL SYMBOL 

In 1994, Hills celebrated the sale of its 5 millionth Hills hoist, an event the whole country stopped to recognise as a milestone. The "Hills Rotary Hoist" had become an emblem of Australian enterprise. Today Hills employs over 2,000 Australians, and hardly a day goes by when Australians do not encounter a Hills product in their daily lives. As a closing chapter of the first fifty years of the Hills Company, the 1996 Adelaide Festival of Arts chose the "Hills Rotary Hoist" as a symbol to promote and market their programme of cultural events to the world. Held high like a flaming torch, the hoist expressed a celebration of individual effort and Australian endeavour. In a celebration of Australian Icons the familiar Hills Hoist was prominent in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. These were tributes to the significant role Hills products have played in becoming part of the Australian culture. 

A QUALITY ENDORSED COMPANY RECOGNISED INTERNATIONALLY 

Hills believe their long term success depends on the high quality of their products. This is why research and development are such important aspects of Hills' manufacturing operations. The company is committed to the continual upgrading of their products, and to improved production performance and efficiency. Hills long term success depends on the high quality of its products. That is why research and development are such important aspects of Hills' manufacturing operation today. It is commitment, innovation and advanced technology that will take the company into the new century, and into a new era of progress. 

TAKING AUSTRALIAN ENTERPRISE TO THE WORLD 

When Australians start making a name for themselves overseas, we all like to hear about it. Hills Industries is one Australian name that is making it big, becoming familiar to people throughout the world. Hills ladders are used in Hong Kong and throughout South East Asia. Hills clotheslines are now used by people as far away as Wellington and London. In New Zealand, children play on Hills gym sets. Trade links are now forged with many countries around the world. Hills Industries, the company that began in an Australian backyard, is now an international company.
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