Saturday 4th August 2012 saw crowds of over 2000 as H.E.SERVICES celebrated their 40th anniversary at their Head Office in Strood, Kent.The whole event had an Olympic theme to coincide with the middle weekend of Great Britain hosting the 2012 Olympic games. Events, included many of the theme park rides from sister company, Diggerland which has 4 locations around the UK, including Kent, Leeds, Exeter and Durham. H.E. SERVICES’ very own record breaker ‘The Landshuttle’ started the day’s events by lighting the H.E. SERVICES’ Olympic flame and declaring the ceremony open.
There were many digger operator challenges and the most popular challenge was ‘The Champagne Challenge’, a competition which had everyone biting their finger nails as the prize for success was £1000 cash! The operators had to open a sealed box of champagne, remove a bottle, pop open the cork, and then pour 6 champagne flutes with champagne, all using a JCB 3CX! There were hundreds who attempted this challenge and one very skilled and lucky operator went home considerably richer than when he arrived! Other competitions included ‘The Aquatic Challenge’ where operators had to see how far into the water they could drive a Komatsu PC14 mini digger! Join H.E.SERVICES on Facebook and you can see a video of this challenge or you can view this on Youtube. You will not believe your eyes when you see H.E.SERVICES’ Chairman, Hugh Edeleanu, completing this challenge!
The day also included many other jaw dropping attractions from ‘The Diggerland Dancing Diggers’ JCB stunt team to demonstrations of H.E. SERVICES’ latest machinery & attachments. The family orientated day was focused on allowing children and adults of all ages the chance to interact with a huge variety of H.E. SERVICES’ 2500 items of plant. Demonstrations also came from Masterhitch, famous for their market leading digger Quickhitch and ram guard systems as they shocked the crowds with a stunning display of ingenuity as their latest creation was unveiled. A separate display showed the impressive lifting capacity of a Komatsu PC450, coupled with the steady hand of a professional operator. If you would like to see pictures they can be found by visiting H.E. SERVICES’ Facebook page. Hugh Edeleanu, Chairman of H.E.SERVICES’ thanked all those who supported the unique day, stating: “We pride ourselves with our customer service, and the feed back from our customers certainly endorses this”. Previous events have been held at other H.E. SERVICES’ strategically placed depots around the UK. The day ended in true fashion with the extinguishing of the H.E. SERVICES’ Olympic flame Masterhitch bucket.