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Midlands and North West-Based Hima-Sella to Expand Significantly Following £4 Million in New Funding

Midlands and North West based Hima-Sella Ltd (“Hima-Sella”), a fast-growing, independent engineering company specialising in the supply of integrated safety, control and automation systems, is to target growth opportunities, particularly in the UK rail sector, and hire additional staff following £4 million in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Midlands and North West based Hima-Sella Ltd, is to target growth opportunities, particularly in the UK rail sector, and hire additional staff following £4 million in funding from SCCB.
Founded initially in 1974, Hima-Sella has grown into a market leader in its field and counts the likes of BP, Shell, Siemens, London Underground and Network Rail as clients. The firm has grown over the past 40 years by offering high-spec products and services that look to improve operational efficiency and safety in complex and hazardous environments, and now works in a range of sectors including the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, nuclear, rail, and steel industries.
The funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial will enable the company to invest in expanding its capability in the rail control sector – a market in which the firm sees strong opportunities – as well as continuing to explore further opportunities in the oil & gas and petrochemicals area. The funding has enabled the firm to continue to invest in its engineering capability and functional safety expertise including the hire of three graduates from the University of Sheffield, bringing its total staff headcount to over 90 people.
John Blackwell, Managing Director, Hima-Sella Ltd, said: “The support from Santander Corporate & Commercial has been fundamental to our investment and growth plans, particularly with regards to the rail industry. The team from Santander thoroughly understood our business and provided facilities that aligned to our business’ needs, giving us the confidence to focus on growing the business going forward.”
Jon Bennett, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “Hima-Sella has developed a very strong name across the UK industrial landscape as evidenced by the calibre of its clients, and it’s great that this funding will help the firm target further growth and invest for the future. We’re delighted to be able to support such a successful company which is, in our view, set for a period of strong growth.”

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