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HIMA sales grow 21 Percent in North America

HIMA sales grow 21 Percent in North America

“Our growth in the Americas was led by new projects in the oil and gas and chemical sectors, both in the U.S. and Canada, as well as by a major, new project in Canada and demand for our HIMax®  SIL 3-certified safety system,” said Roger Van Nuis, president of HIMA Americas Inc.

Globally, HIMA increased sales outside of Europe by 40%. North America, the Middle-East and Asian-Pacific regions, in particular, contributed to this success with high sales growth rates. Orders in Europe also increased over the previous year.

Orders received thus far in 2014 indicate that double-digit global sales growth will also be achieved this year. In the past year, half of overall sales were generated outside of Europe, while the other half was generated in Europe. 

More than 35,000 HIMA safety systems (SIL 3 and SIL 4) have been installed in over 80 countries, where they protect the facilities of the world‘s largest enterprises in the oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy-producing industries. The above-average growth rates in 2013 in the logistics, machine safety and railway sectors show that safety-related solutions from HIMA are becoming more established in these areas, as well.

“Our broad sector approach and the international distribution of sales are the ideal prerequisites for continued, healthy growth,” says HIMA Managing Partner Steffen Philipp, who leads the fourth-generation, family-run enterprise. “Together with CEO Sankar Ramakrishnan, whom I appointed last year, and Reinhard Seibold, who has been supporting us as CFO since May, I am focused on maintaining our economic and entrepreneurial independence."

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