We’re delighted to be one of the first charities to benefit from a tool donation scheme being run by leading UK tool provider Hilti.

Thanks to an introduction made by CRASH, the construction industry’s charity, Hilti have pledged to support us through its Tools Donation Programme, a new scheme they are piloting with us, to donate refurbished tools to support our work.

The donated tools will be used by companions, staff and volunteers for maintenance work around the community, as well as in our social enterprise. Our shop teams will be able to make quick work of assembling and dismantling furniture, and our van crews will have all the right tools to complete collections and clearance work. The tools will also be used in our community workshop where we upcycle and refurbish donated items, as well create new, bespoke pieces.

Gemma Beckett, our Business Development Manager said: “Thanks so much to Hilti for supporting us through its new Tools Donation Programme. We’re delighted to be one of the first charities to benefit from this fantastic scheme and partnering with this well respected company. This new partnership is yet another way that CRASH have supported us in our work to support people experiencing homelessness.

“The tools will not only make life easier for our delivery and collections teams, by allowing them to quickly disassemble items of bulky furniture if needed, but will also boost our workshop toolbox, ensuring our companions have a range of tools at their disposal to help their vital work in upcycling and creating pieces of furniture.”

Matt, a companion at Emmaus Hertfordshire, with a background in construction, said: “I can’t believe Hilti have donated these for us – they’re the Rolls Royce of tools!”

International tool company Hilti prides itself on its innovation and direct customer relationships. It has about 33,000 employees around the world, in more than 120 countries.

Founded in 1941 by brothers Eugen and Martin Hilti, Hilti builds on strong roots and continuity and this long-term commitment has led to a company reputation of being a reliable partner for its customers and a trusted brand.

With its defined purpose of “Making Construction Better”, Hilti are committed to developing products and solutions that drive productivity, sustainability, and safety in the construction industry with its values of integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment at the base of everything it does.