About us

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.

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.

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 €123 million in 2017.

For more information, please visit: www.hima.com

Products and services

For decades, railway companies in particular have had to turn to expensive, proprietary solutions in order to meet legal requirements. However cost pressure and dangers are on the rise – and this old model no longer works. The solution: Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products.

HIMA COTS controllers comprise standard components and can therefore be produced, sold, and operated at significantly lower cost. They can be implemented immediately, with no need for customization, and extended as needed.

As supplied, they fulfil even the strictest safety and security standards and are approved for SIL 4 application in accordance with CENELEC.


HIMax is a range of flexible commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) control systems for safety-critical applications in the rail industry with high performance requirements. System integrators can add
the CENELEC SIL 4 certified controller to their own safety solution. HIMax facilitates uninterrupted operation of rail-specific systems throughout their entire lifecycle.

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HIMatrix is a range of versatile, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) controllers for small to mid-scale safety-critical applications in the rail industry. The standard system is pre-certified in accordance
with CENELEC SIL 4 and can be used in any system integrator solution. Designed to be compact,vibration and shock resistant, ideal for demanding environments, such as passenger trains.

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
Albert-Bassermann-Str. 28
68782 Bruehl

Phone: +49 6202 709411
Internet: www.hima.com
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Contact person

Aik Tiong Raymond Koh

Phone: +65 9459 6670
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HIMA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
10 Ubi Crescent #07–55, Ubi Techpark C
408564 Singapore

Phone: +65 6635 2726
Internet: www.hima-asia-pacific.com
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News & Innovations

New Projects Emerging Everywhere

Just a few years ago, early adopters began to develop the first solutions based on HIMA COTS controllers. From then on, this trend has quickly picked up pace.

What started with four partners has now become a global movement that is growing rapidly.

As of 2018, there are nearly 1,000 installations worldwide in terms of number of Setups (eg. level crossings, stations) controlled by HIMA systems.

COTS rail applications are continuously being put in operation throughout the world. Have a look at the current status
and view details for every project in an interactive online map.

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