HIMA has been established by Gerard Dupulthys in the early seventies. In the seventies and eighties HIMA has acquainted an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of wooden frames with loose cushions.
Mid eighties HIMA increased its collection with the production of upholstered furniture i.e. wooden frames with tubs. Even today the manufacturing in gross of classic, rustical upholstered 3-piece suites remains an important activity of the company.
However following the needs and changes in the market HIMA decided to emphasize more and more the development of contemporary , modern , upholstered 3-piece suites as from the second half of the nineties.
The way to develop this modern line is completely different. Whilst the rustic programm is slightly influenced by new trends, new market evolutions are followed up much more closer in order to cope with the constant new innovations in the furniture market as to the modern lines. Consequently HIMA has invested a lot in a strong development department, that is closely co-operating with highly recommended international designers.
Meanwhile HIMA has achieved a nice position in the top manufacturers of the Western-European furniture market.
The company has its main plant in Kortemark – Belgium and disposes of more than 90.000 m2 floorspace for production. Besides this production unit in Belgium, some parts are also produced abroad.