Award from Bombardier Transportation

SELLA CONTROLS is pleased to announce the contract award from Bombardier Transportation for the supply of Tracklink III equipment for the London Overground Rolling Stock

Systems integration specialist SELLA CONTROLS is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract from Bombardier Transportation for the supply of 59 off Tracklink III readers and software development of a new SIL2 protocol interface along with SIL2 software development for the function of AC/DC auto-changeover. In addition to this functionality the Tracklink III readers will also be used for Selective Door Opening (SDO) and Correct Side Door Enabling (CSDE).

The equipment will be fitted to 45 x 4 car Class 710 EMU trains (also known as LOTRAIN) and will be operational on the London Overground network. The trains will be delivered in two sub-classes; an AC only version for use on the West Anglia and Romford-Upminster services, and a dual-voltage version for the Watford DC and GOBLIN services. The dual voltage version will be fitted with 2 off Tracklink III readers to carry out the functionality of SDO, CSDE and AC/DC auto-changeover.

The AC/DC auto-changeover function is used to raise/lower pantographs and raise/lower shoe gear as the train goes from an AC traction area to a DC traction area and vice versa.

University of Manchester’s Embedded Systems Buggy Race 2017

SELLA CONTROLS were proud to sponsor the University of Manchester’s 2017 Embedded Systems buggy race on Friday 5th May, which the Stockport Sales Office attended.

The race day is the culmination of a second year project during which the students work in a team to produce a robot design that will follow a white line and negotiate obstacles on a tough course – in the fastest time possible. Congratulations to the winning team and to all the students who took part, we were very impressed with their innovation, hard work, enthusiasm and the organisers for making a truly impressive circuit.

We will be meeting the winning team (pictured below) later in the year during the Inst MC Dinner to award their prizes and certificates.

SELLA CONTROLS to become EKE-Electronics’ distributor in the UK and Ireland

Railtex, NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom – SELLA CONTROLS, the new name of Hima-Sella (effective 1st June 2017), has been appointed as a distributor for Finland-based EKE-Electronics.

Under an agreement signed at Railtex 2017, and which comes into effect on 1st June 2017, SELLA CONTROLS will sell and provide engineering services and support for EKE-Electronics’ range of products in the UK and Ireland (Northern and Eire). EKE’s products include Train Management Systems, Train Communication Network Gateways and Passenger Information Systems.

The agreement allows SELLA CONTROLS to offer EKE’s proven Trainnet® GPS-based Automatic Selective Door Opening (ASDO) system in conjunction with its own successful beacon-based Tracklink III® system in the UK rail market. In addition, the agreement allows for EKE-Electronics to market SELLA CONTROLS’ Tracklink® products and engineering services in its worldwide markets.

Iain Wilkinson, SELLA CONTROLS’ Business Development Manager, comments: “We are already respected as the leading provider of Selective Door Opening systems with our Tracklink III® product. By partnering with EKE-Electronics this will further enhance our capabilities to offer complete GNSS- and train-based Automatic Selective Door Opening solutions for retrofitting to existing trains and for fitment to new-build trains. In addition, the EKE Trainnet® product allows us to offer further train-based control and automation solutions”.

Mika Linden, Business Development Director for EKE-Electronics, adds: “We are very happy to announce this agreement with SELLA CONTROLS, a well-known and reputable solutions provider in the UK and worldwide. We have a target to make our presence stronger in the UK market and with such a strong partner as SELLA CONTROLS, we see this target achievable now.”

SELLA CONTROLS and EKE-Electronics are already successfully collaborating with the supply and engineering of on-board systems to Spanish train manufacturer CAF for the new fleet of trains for Northern Rail.

Important Announcement Hima-Sella is changing

Announcing the return of a famous name:

Dear Valued Customer

We are delighted to announce that with effect from 1st June 2017, we are changing our company name from Hima-Sella Limited to SELLA CONTROLS.

The change of name reflects the successful and continued development of the business across an increasing number of industry sectors and allows the creation and establishment of our own unique brand identity. This provides the platform to market our innovative Tracklink® family of technologies and associated products on a worldwide basis. The new name also reflects the company’s heritage. From its foundation 43 years ago in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire to the present day, SELLA CONTROLS is a name synonymous with innovation, quality and excellent service.

SELLA CONTROLS will continue its long standing and successful relationship with HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH of Bruehl, Germany, as the UK’s leading supplier of functional safety solutions. With over 40 years experience in providing full life cycle services, functional safety management and turnkey safety solutions, SELLA CONTROLS remains the logical solution for all functional safety requirements.
The company will continue to operate in its current structure and with no change to our addresses and contact details and your existing contacts will remain unchanged.

At the same time we will change all our company logo and corporate image and we will change our e-mail addresses to to reflect and strengthen the SELLA CONTROLS brand.

Please note that our website domain will also change to To aid with a seamless transition, our old e-mail addresses and website will continue to be operational for the foreseeable future.

If you have any queries or would like to know more about our company please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards
The Management and Staff at SELLA CONTROLS

0161 429 4500