Thursday 27 May 2010

Expansion in Britain

Despite Britain's continuing economic downturn, Hima-Sella is expanding its operations there by opening two new offices, one in Ashby de la Zouch in the East Midlands and one in Aberdeen, in Scotland in recognition of the importance of its key customers in rail and oil & gas sectors.

Customers rely on Hima-Sella for its expertise in engineering safety, control and automation systems and moving closer geographically brings many benefits. Hima-Sella’s managing director Ian Wright comments,

“Having two new offices in locations nearer to key customers makes good business sense. The efficiency savings we’ll make by cutting travelling time and reducing our carbon footprint are substantial, so everyone gains as a result. Many of our engineers and account managers spend hours travelling to visit customers. We’re looking at new ways that take staff well-being into account yet maintain the service excellence that we know our customers value.”

In Ashby de la Zouch, in Leicestershire, Hima-Sella’s moving into a brand new, low-energy building on the Ivanhoe Business Park. Near to Derby and the rail industry hub, this establishes a convenient East Midlands base for Hima-Sella, close to all the main rail companies in the Britain, easily accessible by road and an hour away from London by train.

Anwar Hussain at Salloway Property Consultants comments, "This sale is the last of all the properties in the Clowes Development at Ivanhoe Business Park. We’re delighted to see Hima-Sella establishing a regional presence here in the East Midlands."
The Ashby office is being fitted out this month with plans for staff in the transportation and automated engineering team to be in place by July. With two new office locations, technology such as video conferencing will be used to improve business efficiency and reduce the amount of time spent travelling.

The office in Aberdeen (see pic) is located at the Energy Industries Council’s (EIC) Carden Place premises at the heart of the energy capital of Europe, which hosts Offshore Europe and is home to many oil companies and energy-related contractors, suppliers, agencies, government bodies and research organisations.

Hima-Sella remains 100% committed to its Stockport headquarters, being refurbished over the summer with a new reception area, enhanced office accommodation and improved catering facilities for the firm’s 100-strong staff.

Wright adds, “We’re strongly committed to taking Hima-Sella forward as planned this year and these two additional office locations will help us to capitalise on our growing reputation and credibility with key customers. Opening new offices closer to customers, combined with the enhancement of our existing Stockport site gives us the ability to accommodate future expansion.”

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