The facility will contribute to crucial iktva program elements, including fostering collaboration, expanding local supply chain capabilities, and supporting local suppliers
HIMA Group, a global independent provider of safety-related automation solutions for the process and rail industries, has solidified its presence in KSA with the establishment of HIMA Saudi Arabia.
Dedicated to advancing operational safety and reliability, this strategic move aligns seamlessly with the Vision 2030 strategy and actively supports the Kingdom's localisation programmes in the industrial sector, championed by the transformative Saudi Aramco in-kingdom total value add (iktva) programme.
With over a century of experience and more than 50 years of certified safety expertise, the company established HIMA Saudi Arabia to provide the Kingdom with customised solutions that can reduce risks, increase efficiency, and ensure compliance with industry standards.
The facility will actively contribute to crucial iktva program elements, including fostering collaboration, expanding local supply chain capabilities, and supporting suppliers in-Kingdom.
HIMA Saudi Arabia will also play a vital role in advancing innovation and strengthening Saudi Arabia's position as a preferred export hub.
The inauguration event was attended by Saudi industry leaders, HIMA partners and customers.
Also present were senior management officials from Saudi Aramco, the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO), and HIMA’s executive management.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony, led by the senior management teams from both Saudi Aramco and HIMA, marked the official inauguration of HIMA Saudi Arabia.
Commenting on the venture, Steffen Philipp, Managing Partner of HIMA, said: "HIMA celebrated the inauguration of our first facility in Saudi Arabia, marking a significant milestone in our global leadership in safety-related automation solutions.
"With this launch, we have reiterated our commitment to the Kingdom and Vision 2030 strategy. Our mission is to support regional goals, develop local talent, and aid in the development of a safer future. HIMA Saudi Arabia will thus stand as a representation of our commitment to the aspirations of the visionary people of Saudi Arabia."
Meanwhile, Jorg de la Motte, CEO of HIMA, said: "The opening of HIMA Saudi Arabia marks a significant step in our efforts to elevate industrial safety in the region. The expansion highlights our steadfast commitment to offering security and convenience to our clients with first class safety technologies and services, while also aligning with the ambitious goals of Vision 2030. We will continue to reinvent our offerings and hope to shape a future characterised by collaborative development and transformative safety solutions."
On his part, Andrew Dennant, Vice-President of HIMA Middle East, said: "With our extensive knowledge of the industry, applications, cybersecurity, and innovative products, we are committed to better understanding and catering to the evolving needs of our customers. Our new facility is therefore designed to act as a key enabler in attaining these ambitious goals. We look forward to leveraging our industry expertise and collaborating with our partners and customers to shape the future of industrial safety across KSA and beyond."
With commitment to safety as one of its guiding principles, HIMA is positioned as a global leader in protecting people, assets and the environment from harm.
As a family-owned business with safety-DNA and the vision to set the pace in the digitalisation of functional safety, HIMA is dedicated to delivering safety-related automation solutions with the highest level of reliability and unparalleled product continuity.