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About H.E. Group Ltd.

By 1986, H. E. Services had grown to become one of the largest dedicated construction & civil engineering, heavy-plant hire company in the UK.

With several other diverse but related enterprises in the mix as well as a rapidly expanding property portfolio, the decision was made to consolidate the ownership, management and expansion of all the various H. E. companies, divisions and properties under one holding company, and thus H. E. Group Ltd was incorporated.

H. E. Group now comprises:

Three subsidiaries – H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd, Masterhitch Europe Ltd and H. E. Construction Services Ltd.

Five divisions – EVision Electric Vehicles, BuyADigger, The Finishing Touch, Diggerland Plant Training School, EV Sales and;

One affiliate company – AllSafety Ltd., which owns and operates the three UK-wide, Diggerland Adventure Parks.

The UK’s largest specialist Excavator Plant Hire company, H.E. SERVICES boasts a fleet exceeding 3500 items of plant, which are offered for hire nationwide via ten strategically located depots.

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Diggerland is The Ultimate UK Adventure Theme Park Experience…where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery
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The UK’s first and largest all-electric vehicle rental company with the Head Office in Kent and with regional offices in Devon, Durham and Yorkshire. 

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Operating from a 70,000 sq. ft factory in North Kent, Masterhitch Europe Ltd supplies a wide range of high quality standard and bespoke attachments to the construction industry.

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Our Diggerland Plant Training School with its Headquarters in Kent, and regional offices in Yorkshire and Durham offers a variety of NPORS (National Plant Operator Registration Scheme) approved and accredited courses. 

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BuyADigger markets, sells and ships an impressive portfolio of quality, well-maintained construction and civil engineering plant that was previously owned and operated by Diggerland and H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd.

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The Finishing Touch team is well experienced in carrying out a diverse range of digger repairs, resprays and plant machinery refurbishments. 

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The EV Sales Electric Vehicle Dealership is the perfect place to go when looking to buy a second hand electric car or van.

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As well as being the holding company for the above, H.E. Group Ltd has extensive assets including an impressive property portfolio with a value exceeding eight-figures and, in 2021, it invested more than £40 million in new plant and transport to augment and expand its existing fleets to cater for the growing demands of the increasingly buoyant construction and transport industries.

H. E Group Ltd holds an accolade of awards, with two of its companies recently winning recognition at the Medway Business Awards. H. E. Services (Plant Hire) Ltd., won the prestigious award for: “Success Through Training”, while Diggerland Adventure Parks picked up the highly coveted prize for: “Growth by Marketing”. EVision Electric Vehicles 

Progressive, positive Marketing and the sales this generates is of course absolutely key to any business’s continued success and so too is a highly trained workforce.

All H. E. Group’s companies and divisions, depots and theme
parks recognise this simple truth. Each company is fully committed to providing apprenticeships and higher level training to its employees, to ensure and secure both its and their future success.

Hugh Edeleanu
TD. MA. BSc. Hons (Cantab)

Founder & Chairman – H.E. Group Ltd

Since the first ever JCB backhoe loader rolled off the production line in Staffordshire in 1953, it seems that every little boy fantasized about driving one! Most of course grow up to pursue different careers or professions. Some however grow up to work in construction or civil engineering and become digger & dumper operators.

Well, Hugh Edeleanu did both of these. As a 16 year old he went out and bought a second-hand JCB! He then offered himself and his machine for hire to construction and civil engineering sites in Kent and the south-east. This was all  whilst he studied at King’s School Canterbury and then later graduated from Cambridge University with a BSc. Honours degree in engineering and continued on to earn his MA before launching what was the first ever, self drive construction-plant hire company in Europe, H.E. Services! A company which has been the definitive model for others to emulate and has since grown to become both world-class and one of the largest in Europe.

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