HGI History
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HGI History

HGI History

Harrington Generators International Ltd (HGI) is the UK’s leading generator manufacturer and have the ability to design, manufacture, test, service and repair engine driven generators from 3kVA to 1250kVA .The supply of prime power and standby generators from 3kVA to 500kVA has been the core of Harrington Generators’ business since 1979 and its customers value the economic advantage gained from their products.

From this core product range, HGI have worked closely within specific market sectors to create bespoke sets, engineered to meet the exacting standards of the Rail,Telecoms, Aviation, Defence and Security,Construction,Oil,Gas and Water industries.This pure choice and flexibility offered by HGI throughout it’s range, engenders total customer satisfaction and allows purchasing decisions to be made on the basis of requirement, rather than fitting in with a limited range of ‘off the shelf’ choices.

If your requirement is to purchase for prime power, standby or off grid applications using conventional fuels or green alternatives, HGI are committed to providing a tailored, professional and economic solution for your power requirements. HGI`s power systems are designed to reduce whole life costs and so maximise the return on investment. HGI’s extensive range of generators carry approvals from MoD, NATO and Network Rail along with a wealth of Construction and Hire companies where reliable power is critical.

The company philosophy is to create a system which not only fully meets the customer’s requirements but then goes on to exceed expectations through partnership rather than a simple supplier/customer relationship.

Harrington Generators don’t just manufacture –

Having a team of industry accredited engineers, means HGI Customers can benefit from a comprehensive service support network which enables rapid response 24/7 and an on-site service response within 4 hours of notification (where contracted). Their experience in the service and repair of all generator types brings a swift end to downtime with an associated reduction in costs.

HGI Genuine parts – Uncompromised.
When it comes to parts, It’s more than just a part. It’s about getting the right part which is specifically designed for the model of generator, in order to ensure maximum performance and reliability. Holding over 16,000 commonly used parts and accessories for all makes of current and obsolete generators in stock, Including engine control modules such as Deepsea and Comap common to most makes of generators. HGI are also specialists in Sincro and Mecc Alte alternator parts and servicing and can dispatch within 24hrs. HGI can supply readymade service kits to suit your generator, Fitters receive a box of parts specifically for the job in hand delivered to site or directly to the fitter so he can start the working day with all the relevant items thus increasing productivity. This reduces damage, eliminates over stocking ,storage, administration and comes at a keener price than the sum of the parts.

HGI`s pledge is to eliminate fear, uncertainty and doubt, to get it right first time and every time from concept through to completion.

Whether your requirement is for a single unit or a Mission critical bespoke fleet HGI can provide the answer for you.

The history of HGI

Peter and Nadine Harrington formed HGI in 1979 as a partnership, with the express aim of building a range of small petrol and diesel generators for the plant hire market. Their competitively priced quality products coupled with a high standard of service appealed to a wide range of customers who had never before experienced such hands on attention, consequently the company grew rapidly.

In 1987 Harrington Generators and Power Equipment Ltd was formally established, and manufacture commenced in a purpose built factory in Wirksworth. Continued success and year on year growth necessitated rapid expansion.

In the year 2000,reflecting the now global supply of generators, the company’s name was changedto Harrington Generators International Ltd. (HGI LTD). Shortly afterwards, theCompany gained ISO 9000 for the design and manufacture of it’s products as wellas its management systems.

In 2003 another new factory on an adjacent site was purchased. This was doubled in size, resulting in at least 50,000 sq ft of production space. The key to Harrington’s success has been dedication to customer care, and the fact that their highly trained staff is totally committed to offering the customer the highest possible level of service.

Early in 2006, Peter and Nadine retired from the generator business and the Company was acquired by the engineering group FKI plc (Now Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Melrose plc).which because of its resources and expertise will allow HGI to go forward with confidence and break into new markets with new products.