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Celebrating 50 years in business

Published 3rd May, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Celebrating 50 years in business

To celebrate 50 successful years in business, Harrison Hire and Sales is welcoming past, present, and future customers to its Anniversary Open Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington near York. The event takes place on Wednesday 11 May, with refreshments offered throughout the day. With industry expert advice, special 'open day' offers, live demonstrations, and a presence from suppliers such as Karcher, Nilfisk, Matrix, Numatic, and Kranzle, guests will have the opportunity to see a wide range of industrial cleaning equipment in one location.

Every visitor will gain entry to the air museum for free and receive a free ticket for a prize draw - prizes include a 48” HD Smart TV, Aviva Premiership Rugby Final tickets at Twickenham, and England v Sri Lanka test cricket match tickets. John and Sue Harrison established HHS in 1966 as a hirer of farm machinery which developed into a thriving local business. They initially bought a pressure washer to clean their farm machinery, and recognised the demand among fellow farmers - and were among the first to sell pressure washers in the UK. Initially working at their kitchen table, HHS now operates from three sites in Hull, Leeds, and a head office in Settrington, in rural North Yorkshire. All offer sales, hire, maintenance, and a spares service.

In addition to agriculture, HHS now supplies to a diverse range of industries from construction to catering, healthcare to hospitality, manufacturing to mining. The company has achieved the status of top independent servicing dealer for both Karcher and Nilfisk, and has continually developed its range to meet the needs of customers, including the manufacture of bespoke pressure cleaning systems. More recently it has been appointed as sole UK distributor for the Italian manufacturer Iteco which makes mobile truck and brush wash equipment.

Tom Harrison, sales director, said: “Our current membership of the EU as a trade union has undoubtedly helped us to grow our business domestically and internationally and is vital to the continued success of SMEs up and down the country. Our online presence is continuing to grow, as we develop new markets within the UK and Europe. However, we will continue to offer the traditional personal service that is valued by our local customers and has been instrumental in us achieving this milestone.”

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