With incoming orders up by 35% and a 4% growth in sales, HIMA has in the last year further expanded its position as a global safety solution provider. The above-average number of orders received during the first quarter suggests that a double-digit growth in sales can be expected for the current year.
In financial year 2012, incoming orders were up 35% over the previous year. Most of the growth came from Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific, with substantial increases in large-scale projects. Sales rose 4% to 90 million euro. Of this increase, 28% were generated in Germany, 30% in the rest of Europe and 42% in non-European countries. Double-digit sales growth is planned for 2013. During the first quarter of 2013, HIMA achieved a record level of incoming orders, up 60% over the previous year.
With close to 100 new jobs being created worldwide in 2012, HIMA today has over 800 employees. Further new appointments are planned for the current financial year. Global expansion continues to progress. A further expansion of sales and engineering services, primarily in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and South America regions, is planned for the current financial year.
Contributing to HIMA`s growth are diverse development activities and product innovations for the process industry, rail industry and machine safety. Today, over 33,000 HIMA systems are installed in the process industry alone. Integrated application solutions for turbo machines and compressors, burner control and boiler protection systems, and for the management of gas and liquid fuel pipelines are successfully established on the market.
HIMA`s broad sector approach, worldwide presence with group companies and representatives in over 50 countries, and the economic and entrepreneurial independence of this fourth-generation family business all contribute to the company`s success.