Hills tops iconic award and targets innovation

Hills continues to be one of Australia’s most enduring and innovative companies with the Hills Hoist voted the nation’s most trusted iconic brand for the second year in a row in Reader’s Digest’s 2014 Trusted Brands Survey.
Australians have been using Hills products with confidence for almost 70 years, starting with the hoist - one of Australia’s great inventions. The company estimates there are more than 7.5 million hoists in Australian backyards today. The hoist has also been installed in over 20 countries worldwide including the United States, Japan and India.
“Hills is a company built on innovation and as we enter our 70th year, we are delighted with this result as it encourages us in our transformation into a provider of next generation technology solutions in security and surveillance, health and aged care, and smart homes,” Hills CEO Ted Pretty said.
“Australians can expect the same high standards of quality and reliability they traditionally associate with the Hills brand in the security, patient care, communications and audio-visual solutions we’re delivering into schools, hospitals, businesses and governments.
“We continue to draw on the vision and ingenuity that led to the hoist becoming one of Australia’s great inventions in our search for technology solutions that make life easier and doing business simpler.”
While Hills is famous for the hoist, the company estimates nearly every Australian home is using its other products including security cameras and alarm panels, analogue and digital antennas, and health and well-being products like MyLively. 
As part of its ongoing commitment to growing innovation locally, Hills has opened the Lance Hills Design Centre and D-Shop R&D facility in partnership with the South Australian Government and UniSA, Flinders and Adelaide University. It is already making great strides in developing new nurse call and monitoring equipment for arthritis sufferers and is supporting the development of gaming technology for children with cerebral palsy. 
The annual Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey has been operating for 14 years as an independent survey of the Australian public. This year 46 categories were featured and more than 2,400 people were surveyed.

  • Hills patient care technologies are installed in almost 1,000 hospitals and aged care facilities Australia-wide. 
  • Our security systems are protecting other major Australian icons such as such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Randwick Racecourse and Perth’s WACA Ground as well as trusted environments like banks, schools, universities and hospitals.
  • Our satellite dishes are being installed in all of Australia’s major overseas embassies and posts, significantly improving the security of communications.
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Virginia Kim, Hills Limited, Product Communication and Innovation Manager
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