Timeline

HARSH is a British owned business drawing on years of experience from world leading manufacturers.

Since 1987, HARSH has led the tipping industry by offering products which out perform anything else on the market, it has continued to lead through innovation, testing and listening to our customers needs.

HARSH is not just a UK business, but international. Outside the Americas where HARSH International operates, we sell HARSH equipment to the world. More often than not, these are environments that are extremely challenging to both truck and equipment alike – unmade roads, long distances, very heavy products, extreme temperatures and minimal legislation.

“At HARSH we are not only interested in providing you with simply the best products and support. Our true ambition is to progress our industry as a whole to a safer, more profitable future. Striving for excellence is at the very heart of HARSH; our people, our products and our whole concept of quality customer care.” – Grant Faulkner – Director

1987

UK pioneers begin to gain benefits from the HARSH concept in the UK.

1989

HARSH launches the world’s first Stabilized Underfloor tipping gear for trailers – world stability at 12°

1991

HARSH is the first manufacturer in the commercial vehicle industry to gain BS5750 Quality Assurance from the BSI

1993

HARSH dramatically expands its business with the advent of the 32 tonne 8×4 operation. World stability record achieved by HARSH equipped 38 tonne artic tipper, remaining standing with 12° slope.

1995

HARSH are the only tipping gear manufacturer to CE mark their product with full compliance to the directive of new machinery legislation.

1997

HARSH launch their ‘Total Tipper Range’ including sheeting systems. Proving 16% fuel savings with MIRA in wind tunnel tests.

1998

HARSH completes the tipping range with Front End, Compact Underfloor and 3-Way tipping cylinders.

1999

Sheeting System division formed to meet customer demand – ‘CoverAll Europe’

2000

HARSH enter the waste handling sector with their Hooklift product range.

2001

£1 million invested in the expansion of the site and staff to meet increased sales.

2002

Skiploaders are included in the HARSH range of waste handling products.

2005

HARSH achieves record sales, a testament to our customer satisfaction.

2007

20 years of HARSH in the UK.

2008

New generation of Hooklift released to suit growing demand for low profile, maximum lift and easy to use equipment.

2010

New generation of Skiploader follows the Hook with a complete range from 7.5t to 26t GVW including motion sensor remote control.

2012

Introduction of the HARSH Roll N Go fully electric sheeting system providing a lightweight, fully sealed solution.

2014

As waste recycling Skip & Hook equipment sales soar HARSH attends the RWM show in Birmingham for the 1st time after completely rebranding the company.

2016

HARSH introduces the UniLift ITRunner Hooklift Trailer to the agricultural market at the Great Yorkshire Show.

2017

30 years of HARSH in the UK.

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