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Frost & Sullivan recognizes HIMA as leader in Asia Pacific’s process safety industry

At this year's Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, HIMA, the leading independent provider of smart safety solutions, is recognized as the best-in-class company which has continually demonstrated leadership excellence. For this achievement, HIMA is awarded the Growth Excellence Leadership Award for the process safety systems industry. HIMA has consistently shown outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas of leadership and technological innovation for major projects in Asia Pacific.

HIMA is continuously investing in research and development to come up with solutions for the digital age.  Many of its products are the first in the world to be certified by TÜV, the global testing and certification company.  Its smart safety solutions for industrial applications are used in various industries, particularly in oil and gas, chemicals, energy and rail.

“With Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gaining the attention of major automation systems suppliers, HIMA recognizes the need to increase security levels to protect industrial assets. From providing emergency shutdown systems (ESD) to chemical plants in Malaysia to ensuring the safety of a gas storage facility in Australia, the company allows end users operating different brands to successfully integrate their systems with its own. Establishing itself as an independent process safety solutions provider in more than 50 locations around the world, the HIMA brand is now synonymous with process safety,” said Krishnan Ramanathan, Industry Analyst, Industrial Automation and Process Control, Frost & Sullivan.

Coincidentally, this year marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of HIMA.  HIMA is playing a major role in shaping safety standards and has driven innovations to develop the market for industrial safety in Asia Pacific.  For example, HIMA has been engaged in work on the INPEX Ichthys LNG Project since 2009 and supplied the safety instrumented system, fire and gas systems, emergency shutdown, high-integrity pressure protection system, among others.  This year, HIMA has signed a long term service contract with INPEX to support the maintenance of the safety instrumented systems.  Operated by INPEX, Japan’s largest exploration and production company, the Ichthys gas field represents the most extensive discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in more than 50 years.
 
“In the year of our 110th anniversary, we are still leading the safety market forward with innovative solutions for the digital industrial age,” says Friedhelm Best, Vice President of HIMA Asia Pacific. “Digitization creates entirely new requirements for plant operators in the industrial sectors. They need solutions that not only protect plants and employees in the event of a disaster, but also effectively counter cyberattacks and boost the long-term profitability of plants. For this digital age, we have pioneered the smart safety solutions.”

Frost & Sullivan, a global research and consulting company, introduced this premier annual Awards program in 2003 to recognize the outstanding performance and achievement of companies in Asia.  According to Frost & Sullivan, the award recipients were identified based on in-depth research conducted by Frost & Sullivan's analysts. They were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators including revenue growth; market share and growth in market share; leadership in product innovation; marketing strategy and business development strategy.

HIMA is awarded the Growth Excellence Leadership Award for the process safety systems industry. Image © HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
2018 is a special anniversary year for HIMA. For many decades, the safety specialist – founded in 1908 – has played a major role in shaping safety standards and has driven innovations to develop the market for industrial safety. Drawing on 110 years of experience, HIMA develops solutions for the digital industrial age and is ready for the challenges of the future.

About HIMA
The HIMA Group is the world's leading independent provider of smart safety solutions for industrial applications. With more than 35,000 installed TÜV-certified safety systems worldwide, HIMA qualifies as the technology leader in this sector. Its expert engineers develop customized solutions that help increase safety, cyber security and profitability of plants and factories in the digital age. For over 45 years, HIMA has been a trusted partner to the world's largest oil, gas, chemical, and energy-producing companies. These rely on HIMA solutions, services and consultancy for uninterrupted plant operation and protection of assets, people and the environment. HIMA’s offering includes smart safety solutions that help increase safety and uptime by turning data into business-relevant information. HIMA also provides comprehensive solutions for the efficient control and monitoring of turbomachinery (TMC), burners and boilers (BMC) and pipelines (PMC). In the global rail industry, HIMA’s CENELEC-certified SIL4 COTS safety controllers are leading the way to increased safety, security and profitability. Founded in 1908, the family-owned company operates from over 50 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Bruehl, Germany. With a workforce of approximately 800 employees, HIMA generated a turnover of approximately €126 million in 2016. For more information, please visit: www.hima.com

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