Stockport-based systems integration specialist Hima-Sella has renewed its partnership with the leading German independent designer of automated safety solutions, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH + Co KG, for a further three years, up to summer 2013. First appointed exclusive U.K. & Ireland agent for the HIMA range of safety systems in 1983, Hima-Sella has always enjoyed a close working relationship with HIMA, the European market leader in safety-related process automation. Since the management buy-in to Hima-Sella in 2007 by Ian Wright, Eddy Turnock and John Blackwell, all coming from Transmitton, the relationship between the two firms has flourished. Previous to his managing director role at Transmitton, Ian Wright was managing director of Fisher-Rosemount in the U,K.Using HIMA's intelligent control technology, Hima-Sella offers flexible solutions in programmable and non-programmable formats, providing protection up to SIL 3, to its U.K. process industry customers. Hima-Sella launched the HIMax programmable electronic system in the U.K. in 2008, and in September 2009 successfully installed the first HIMax system for a major refinery in the U.K. Hima-Sella managing director Ian Wright commented: "We're delighted to have renewed our partnership with HIMA. We both value integrity and expertise and share an uncompromising focus on personnel and plant safety. Growing our business in the U.K. depends on us having the industry's proven, most reliable safety systems, backed by the quality of support that HIMA offers all its international partners. With two new offices opening in the East Midlands and in Scotland this summer Hima-Sella is in a very strong position to move forward as planned."