Watson & Hillhouse

Watson and Hillhouse supply, hire and service piling equipment internationally. Over the past decade, the company has utilised both the Distribution and Onsite arms of the business to gain competitive advantage. Joe Manning, Operations Manager, explains.

“We have worked with Eastern for over 10 years, firstly with Russell and now Matt (Gissing). They have a great team down there and a vast amount of knowledge which has helped us out of many a tough spot. They have also worked with us to improve the way we store hose and identify stock. With the trade counter, we’re able to get smaller hoses made in a rush but also the level of stock allows us to receive orders quickly.

“With Eastern’s growth has come new products and the quality of the Manuli hoses along with spiral guarding has helped us raise the quality of the construction equipment we are sending to site, keeping us ahead of the competition and reducing breakdowns and delays.

We have also had success with Eastern Onsite – not only repairing damages, but working in our yard to carry out modifications prior to the plant being sent out. We can see increased benefit and use with the expansion of the Onsite division.

We have, and will continue, to recommend the services offered by Eastern and look forward to continuing working together in the future.”