Hills Numberplates Ltd and Erich Utsch AG enter into partnership

Birmingham/Siegen — Two global leaders in number plates, Hills Numberplates Ltd and Erich Utsch AG have officially announced a partnership that will see the combined Group become the world’s largest number plate group, with over 1,000 employees worldwide and customers across more than 100 countries.

As part of a management buy-out, current Hills directors, Richard Taffinder and Martin Reuben, joined together with Erich Utsch AG to acquire 100% of Hills— which includes the British and French market leaders. Hills has over 300 employees worldwide and an annual turnover of over 50 million euros.

Hills Group MD, Richard Taffinder, believes the synergies between the two companies are a winning combination, identifying an opportunity to develop market shares and product range, as well as drive efficiencies through investment in innovation and technology.

We have always been proud to be market leaders when it comes to technology and innovation, consistently delivering new solutions for our customers,” said Taffinder.

Utsch is a true global leader, bringing market share, experience and cultural synergies that are a strong match for the Hills strategy. This exciting partnership unlocks fresh, new opportunities for technological advancement, and gives Hills the unique ability to extend even more new products and bespoke number plate solutions to our customers.”


Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

To our valued customers and suppliers


As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our customers, suppliers and colleagues, as well as maintain our services to you at this time.


Our commitment to you


Put simply, we are still open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. However, in-line with government advice and following communications with a large number of our customers, we have taken to decision to ensure as many of our colleagues as possible can stay at home.


Consequently please note the following guidance in terms of how to contact us during this time. If you:

a. would like to place an order, please can you email your order requests to orders@hillsnumberplates.com;
b. require technical assistance, please can you email your request to hills.service@hillsnumberplates.com; and
c. need to contact our accounts department please can you email accounts@hillsnumberplates.com.


Alternatively if you do need to speak to someone in the office please contact our office manager, Victoria Delarue on 07966959839.


Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times .We look forward to returning to normal as soon as possible.

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