The history of the
Belle dates back to the 1950's when founder Doug Blackhurst wanted to buy
a cement mixer to help build his new house. No small portable cement mixers
existed, so he set about designing one. The result is the now famous Belle Mini Mixer. From his own initial use, Doug started manufacturing the Mini
Mixer for local tool hire shops at a time when tool and plant hire services
were just beginning to develop for the building and construction industry.