History of Farid Hillend Engineering Limited

Heil Farid European Company Limited becomes Farid Hillend Engineering Limited


The Heil evolution began in 1901 in a small rented building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Julius P. Heil. His first garbage trucks (refuse collection vehicles) were built for the city of Milwaukee in the early 1900s.

In 1971 Jack Allen (Sales & Service) Limited (JA) brought the Heil ‘garbage truck’ across the Atlantic and after modifications to suit the UK it soon became a UK market leader.

In May of 1973 the body manufacturing plant was opened in Hillend, (Dunfermline near Edinburgh) Scotland. Later the Dover Group (Heil owners at the time) and JA parted company allowing the newly named Heil Europe to further develop its products into Europe.

After purchasing the manufacturing plant in Hillend in January 2013 and acquiring the sole rights to the Heil product in the UK and Europe the new company Heil Farid European Company Limited was formed. An expanded history of how Heil came to Europe is appended below.

The acquisition agreement obtained by Farid European Group on behalf of the Heil Farid European Company Limited allowed the retention of the Heil company name and logo for a four year period. Effective from 1st January 2017, the evolution ended with the company being renamed Farid Hillend Engineering Limited.

With a recognised depth of manufacturing experience and knowledge of RCV user requirements that is second to none, Farid Hillend Engineering Limited is fully committed to continuing to provide the premier class of product (PowerLink, TwinTrak, Big Bite – rear loaders and Euro Half Pack – front loaders) and customer service for which its reputation has evolved over the last century.