HGS was first registered in Ghana in 2006. Since, we have grown as a company and now have operational offices in four West African countries and site locations throughout West Africa. HGS has experience in mining, construction and industrial sectors. With over 200 employees, including product specialists, we have become a one-stop-shop for all your asset protection needs in the mining, construction and industrial markets. HGS has exclusive, world-class distributorships to offer our customers the very best products at competitive prices.

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HGS are wholly committed to offer world-class products, service and back-up in Africa. Our mission is to become Africa’s best one-stop fluid solutions shop. HGS ensures that we will promote environmental compatible solutions for hydrocarbon products. We are dedicated to promoting local staff in each country through to management positions.

Our Team

Steve Timms

Managing Director

Steve Timms was born and raised in England. He first started work in the construction industry and opened his first company in 1995. In January 1998 he was on his first trip to Ghana, Africa to work in the hydraulics industry. The business grew quickly into the West African region. In 2006 Steve founded HGS. Today HGS operates in West Africa and employs over 200 people. Steve is married with children and loves to sail.

Duncan MacNicol

General Manager

Originally hailing from the shipping and Oil and Gas sector Duncan has spent the last 28 years in West Africa working for various ship and Inspection agencies. Over the past 10 years Duncan was primarily involved in the setting up and initial executive management of numerous businesses ranging from logistics to heavy machinery dealerships, all of which have developed into major concerns. Duncan joined HGS in January 2018 as West Africa General Manager, tasked to coordinate and standardise the operations and administration throughout the region. He is also involved in the business and sales development of the HGS Group.

Mike Smith

Group Financial Services

Mike is a Chartered Accountant with 28 years of commercial experience in various organisations in varying roles. He worked his way up through different organisations and was also Financial Director Africa for 4 years for an international mining house, which was then taken over by another larger mining house. He joined the HGS Group in October 2017.