Safety Expert HIMA Announces New Route to Market in UK and Ireland

HIMA, the world's leading independent provider of technologies for safety-critical applications, is now providing direct access to its solutions and services in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this, HIMA supported this region through system integrator Hima-Sella who will continue to offer HIMA solutions under the name SELLA Controls. HIMA will now also work with other partners to provide the best possible access to its offering for both existing and new customers.
Following a period of sustained global growth over the last 10 years, during which HIMA has doubled in size, the safety specialist continues its expansion. Customers in the UK and Ireland now have direct access to HIMA’s safety expertise and knowledge, from the engineering support and technical services to the training, consultation and advice from its entire global network.

“One of HIMA’s greatest assets is its people – with more TÜV-certified safety specialists than any other safety systems manufacturer, we supply the most reliable functional safety management advice to the process and rail industries,” says Sébastien Lachaise. He leads HIMA operations in the UK and Ireland, enabling end-users, OEMs, MACs, EPCs and system integrators to develop smart safety solutions that protect people, assets and the environment from harm.

HIMA systems protect the plants of the world’s largest organisations in the oil & gas, chemical and power generating industries. For over 45 years, HIMA has worked with customers to secure pipelines, refineries as well as fertiliser plants and steam crackers among others. With more than 35,000 installed safety systems in operation across 80 countries and TÜV-certified hardware and software, HIMA is recognised as the world safety automation industry’s leader. HIMA solutions also contribute to optimised safety and profitability in the railway industry and the logistics/intralogistics and machine safety sectors. 
Sébastien Lachaise leads HIMA’s business in the UK and Ireland.
HIMA is now providing direct access to its solutions and services in the UK and Ireland. Photos © HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH

About HIMA

The HIMA Group is the world's leading independent specialist in solutions for safety-critical applications. With more than 35,000 installed systems and TÜV-certified hardware and software, HIMA qualifies as the leading technology company in this sector. For over 45 years, the world's largest oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy-producing companies have relied on HIMA products, services and consulting to provide uninterrupted plant operations and protection for people and the environment. HIMA solutions are also leading the way to increased safety and profitability in the rail industry, logistics and machine operations. An independent family-owned company, HIMA operates from over 50 locations worldwide, has a workforce of approximately approx. 800 employees and in fiscal year 2015 generated sales of nearly €119 million.

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