From a marine engineering office in imperial Mannheim to a leading global provider of safety solutions in a digitally connected world. Learn about the history of HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH and the milestones spanning four generations of a family business full of passionate safety specialists.
The name HIMA, composed of the abbreviations of the words Hildebrandt and Mannheim, is registered as a business in the city of Mannheim. HIMA provides heavy industry with large control consoles in addition to control and monitoring sytems.
HIMA develops Planar, the first TÜV-certified safety system in the world. Today, after four generations, HIMA is still the first choice worldwide for process automation where there is an extremely high potential risk for humans, machines, and the environment. For example, emergency shutdown systems on oil rigs or in nuclear power plants. Planar 4 is the world's only safety system that operates up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4. It is programmed through wiring, making it extremely robust
HIMA proves itself as a leading innovator and develops several cutting-edge solutions: including the SIL calculation tool SILence and the world's first intrinsically safe communication for Ex Zone 1 areas via Ethernet.
As part of its innovation research, HIMA develops the world's first SIL 3/PLe system for safely measuring distances. It is mainly used in intralogistics and demonstrates that the safety expertise of HIMA engineers is also in demand outside of the process and rail industries.
Industry is in the middle of the age of digital transformation. HIMA is also transforming and becoming a provider of smart safety solutions. This commitment to Smart Safety means continuously investing in new technology, such as modular, networked, and manageable systems. In turn, this means that customers are not just offered a product – but a tailored, all-in-one solution with first-class consulting and services.
HIMA celebrates 110 years of business. Instead of stopping and reflecting on the past, HIMA looks forward. HIQuad X is launched just like the Smart Safety Platform – the world’s first combination of hardware and software that merges functional safety and cybersecurity in a single system.