HIMA Middle East opened its new head office in Jebel Ali, Dubai on 28 February 2023, strengthening its presence in the region
During the opening event, managing partner, Steffen Philipp, CEO, Jörg de la Motte; CFO, Michael Löbig; and HIMA Middle East vice president, Andrew Dennant, welcomed customers, guests and the local authorities.
"By expanding our market presence in the Middle East, we are confirming our long-term commitment to supporting our customers and partners in this important region," stated Philipp.
As customers across the Middle East, Africa and the CIS countries move towards digitalisation in functional safety in the process and rail industries, HIMA has co-located a wider range of expertise in the region.
“Our approach is to help customers within the region digitalise functional safety with added value. The investment in the new office is to enable further growth within the region in line with the long-term development of HIMA,” emphasised de la Motte.
The facility houses a centre of excellence for project engineering, lifecycle services, and product support that is available 24/7 with a strong focus on sustainability. The installation of water-saving washroom facilities reduces the building’s overall water consumption by as much as 80%, and an air dispersal feature saves up to 30% of the annual electricity consumption, resulting in a potential 76% carbon footprint reduction in these two focus areas. The new HIMA Inspiring Work concept facilities hybrid working and collaboration with customers regardless of the nature of the expertise that is required.
Abdulla Al Hashmi, chief operating officer, Parks and Zones, DP World UAE, said, "At Jafza, safeguarding the interest of our customers has always been one of our top priorities. We are proud to have companies like HIMA Middle East that share our commitment to safety as part of our Jafza family. The company has focused on enhancing safety in the Middle East for over 20 years, playing a vital role in safety and security, and we are delighted to celebrate the inauguration of its new office and expansion in Jafza."
"We have industry, application, cybersecurity and product expertise headquartered here in the UAE. Our goal is to be as close to our customers as possible as we double our safety-related automation solutions business within this region, and our new head office is a key enabler of our plans," commented Dennant.