SECURITY and automation products distributer Hills has signed up AMES Australasia to manufacture and sell its home living products.

Under the deal, AMES will distribute Hills Home Living products to its distributors and retailers, which include Bunnings, Home Timber and Hardware, Mitre10 and Thrifty-Link Hardware.

Woolworths previously had a license to operate the Hills Home Living business through Masters but that arrangement ended when Masters was placed in voluntary administration recently. ♦