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    HELLA’s SHAKE sensor in new Porsche 911 detects moisture on roadway
    HELLA has announced that its Structural Health and Knock Emission (SHAKE) sensor has been incorporated in the front wheel arch liners on the new Porsche 911, a company press release dated 26 November showed.  The SHAKE sensor detects a film of water on the road surface. The sensor has gone...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Outlook for semiconductor applications in powertrains and e-drivetrains
    While a raft of macro-economic factors, including the Sino-US ‘trade war’ and a slump in the Chinese automotive market, have led to a fall in vehicle production over the past two years, hybrid (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) production grew in double-digits in 2018, and the momentum is...
    HELLA unveils new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD
    HELLA has developed a new high-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD, the lighting and electronics supplier said on 19 November. HELLA explained that more than 30,000 pixels can be controlled intelligently and individually, bringing about several new safety functions such as optical...
    20-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hella to divest relay business to Chinese relay manufacturer Hongfa
    Hella has decided to sell its relay business to Chinese relay manufacturer Hongfa for EUR10 million (USD11 million), the company said in a press release on 12 November. The idea behind the divestment is for Hella to streamline its businesses following market trends in electric mobility and autonomou...
    Hella develops new LED modular worklight series
    Hella has developed a new LED modular worklight series ‘Modular Worklight,’ for automotive applications, the Germany-based company announced in a press release on 11 November. Hella said Modular Worklight’s design has been adapted to the modular lamp series "Shapeline". Modular Worklight is av...
    13-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Hella develops particle sensor for air quality measurement inside and around vehicles
    Hella has developed a particle sensor that enables the measurement of particulate matter in the interior and in immediate surroundings of vehicles, it said in a press release on 5 November. The sensor can measure fine dust particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers. The particle senso...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    HELLA develops ‘acoustic vehicle alerting system’ for EVs
    Hella has developed an artificial driving noise for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles to protect road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and visually impaired people, Germany-based lighting and electronics firm said in a press release on 9 October. The new ‘acoustic vehicle alerting syste...
    10-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Hella’s Q1 sales fall 12.1% y/y to USD1.7 billion
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella reported a 12.1% year-on-year (Y/Y) drop in sales to EUR1.57 billion (USD1.7 billion) for the quarter ending 31 August, according to a press release filed by the company. Its EBIT slumped nearly 20% to EUR111 million while...
    HELLA, China FAW Group strengthen cooperation
    German lighting and electronics supplier Hella and Chinese OEM China FAW Group Co., Ltd. (FAW) have agreed to make their joint venture (JV) Changchun Hella Faway Automotive Lighting a strategic partner of the FAW premium brand "Hongqi", Hella announced in a press release on 17 September. This includ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Plastic Omnium present concept for comprehensive integration of lighting components into vehicle front
    Hella, together with French automotive supplier Plastic Omnium, is presenting holistic concepts for the vehicle exterior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two European suppliers are demonstrating comprehensive lighting solutions ...
    IAA 2019: HELLA, Faurecia exhibit innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior
    Hella, together with Faurecia, is exhibiting innovative lighting solutions for vehicle interior at the ongoing IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 11 September. The two companies are displaying a demonstration vehicle with completely redesigned interior, various l...
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents dual voltage battery management system for mild hybrids
    Hella has showcased its new dual voltage battery management system for 48-volt mild hybrid vehicles at the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the company announced in a press release on 10 September. The solution is primarily designed for compact and mid-range class and can help reduce CO2  emissio...
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents new sound sensor to determine road condition
    Hella has presented a new sound sensor which can determine road conditions of road surface at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, according to a company press release on 10 September. The new sound sensor, which is named ‘SHAKE’ (abbreviation for Structural Health and Knock Emission), will be ab...
    11-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA presents new high-resolution digital headlamp technology
    Germany-based Hella is showcasing its new lighting solution “Digital Light SSL|HD” at the IAA 2019, scheduled to begin in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The new "Digital Light SSL|HD" is the latest generation of high-resolution digital headlam...
    HELLA to supply lighting and electronics products for e.GO Life EV
    HELLA will supply a range of lighting and electronics products for the German electric vehicle (EV) start-up e.GO Mobile’s new e.GO Life EV, the German autoparts supplier announced on 29 August. The products include a customized headlamp concept, fog lamps, reflex reflectors, rain-light senso...
    Varroc: Focus on improving vision with safety and style
    Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights that focus on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind-spot and forward-collision warnings and avoidance, have diminished with the use of cameras and adva...
    HELLA, Nebula Link to jointly develop solutions for intelligent connected vehicles in China
    HELLA has teamed up with China-based Beijing Nebula Link Technology to jointly develop intelligent connected vehicle solutions for the Chinese market, the German automotive lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 19 August. An agreement for the joint development of connected veh...
    20-Aug-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: HELLA to present new lighting, electronic solutions for electromobility and automated driving
    Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the 2019 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, from 10-15 September, according to a company press release. The company said that the focus will be on lighting and electronic solutions with a view to ...
    Hella's FY 2018/19 net income up 62% y/y to USD701.3 million
    German-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported a 62% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net profit to EUR629.9 million (USD701.3 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 May 2019, according to a press release. Sales for the year declined marginally (1% y/y) to EUR6.9 billion; ...
    Hella announces preliminary financial results for FY 2018/19
    Hella has announced preliminary revenue and earnings results for the financial year ended 31 May 2019. According to a press release on 24 July, the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier reported a 5% year-over-year (y/y) growth in currency- and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sa...
    HELLA plans to increase production of steering control modules
    Lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has informed that the company is further expanding its position as one of the major suppliers of steering control modules. According to a press release on 23 July, HELLA intends “to produce steering control modules not only in Germany and China, but also in ...
    HELLA announces completion of HipE research project
    Hella has announced the completion of HipE (highly innovative pixelated phosphors for laser-based emissions in headlamps) research project, the German lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 9 July. Hella informed that the project, which was funded by the European Regional Devel...
    Hella develops complete system to help customers develop complex lighting systems
    Hella has developed a complete system called ‘Light Design’ to help customers develop complex lighting systems, according to a company press release on 26 June. Hella informed that the company is working on integrated lighting solutions for complex lighting systems. ‘Light Design’ is a new a...
    27-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Hella BHAP Electronics inks project cooperation agreement with government of Zhenjiang in China
    Hella BHAP Electronics, a 50:50 electronics parts joint venture (JV) between Hella and BAIC Group company Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP), has inked a project cooperation agreement with government of Zhenjiang in China, Hella announced in a press release on 19 June. On the ba...
    New exterior design language
    Every vehicle has a unique identification in terms of design, performance, and features. From a design perspective, it includes interior and exterior lighting systems—the most recognizable elements on a new model. Premium vehicles, such as those of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, have simple brand d...
    Hella develops new battery solutions for mild-hybrid vehicles
    Hella has developed new battery solutions for mild-hybrid electric vehicles which includes Dual Voltage Battery Management System and PowerPack 48 Volt, the company announced in a press release on 4 June. While the Dual Voltage Battery Management System is for the compact and mid-range class, the Po...
    05-Jun-2019 News New Products
    Hella announces changes in management board
    Hella has extended the contract of its chief financial officer (CFO) Bernard Schäferbarthold five years until 31 October until 2024, the company said in a press release on 14 May. In addition, the company’s management board member Frank Huber takes over management of the business division Lightin...
    Role of lighting system in V2X structure
    Lighting serves as a communication medium between humans and cars and will continue to serve as long as human and vehicles coexist on the same roads. Even self-driving vehicles need light to make sure people see and understand cars for better road safety. In the automotive industry, the move...
    Eleven new members join ISELED Alliance
    Eleven new members from various industries have joined the ISELED (Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode) alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 18 March. Automotive OEMs to semiconductor manufacturers to tests specialists are new members of the ISELED Alliance, which seeks...
    HELLA to work with BHAP and Farasis for battery management systems
    HELLA has announced that it will partner with Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP) and Farasis for battery management systems, according to a company press release on 17 April. Under the partnership, the three companies will develop, produce, and distribute battery management syst...
    HELLA partners with Wuling Automotive Industry for developing lighting systems for Chinese market
    At the Auto Shanghai in China, Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has announced signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Wuling Automotive Industry, which belongs to the Chinese Guangxi Automobile Group, for developing lighting systems for the Chinese market, according to...
    Auto Shanghai 2019: HELLA presents innovative lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA is showcasing its innovative lighting and electronics solutions in the field of electromobility and autonomous driving at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2019 in China, according to a press release on 17 April. In addition, the company will present specific solutions for the Chinese market. "We want...
    18-Apr-2019 News New Products
    HELLA's net profit up 84.4% y/y USD580.4 million in first nine months of FY 2018/19
    German-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported an 84.4% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net profit to EUR510 million (USD580.4 million) in the first nine months ending 28 February. Sales for the period grew 0.8% y/y to EUR5.2 billion, of which sales, ex...
    High Definition lighting systems
    Since the introduction of LED technology, the lighting industry is exploring ways in multiple directions, and three are particularly important. The first is design and styling, which influence the construction of a lighting system. Second, energy efficiency solutions, which are redefining lighting p...
    Hella, partners develop ‘Open Fusion Platform’ to simplify development of autonomous driving functions
    Hella, in collaboration with other research partners, has developed a fusion platform with open interfaces that enables automakers and suppliers to integrate highly and fully automated driver assistance features for autonomous driving, the German supplier said in a press release on 21 March. The Ope...
    25-Mar-2019 News New Products
    Hella Pagid expands product portfolio to include brake pads for electric, hybrid vehicles
    Hella Pagid, a joint venture between TMD Friction and Hella, is expanding its product portfolio with a range of disc brake pads for electric and hybrid vehicles, the company announced in a press release on 18 March. "Electrification in the automotive industry continues to advance at a steady pace. W...
    Development of energy efficient lighting solution for battery vehicles
    The automotive industry is undergoing a radical transformation driven by four key trends: electrification, autonomous driving, sharing, and connected cars. Interconnected development of these trends is already visible, but their full deployment is moving slowly. However, push by government to promot...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Kodiaq
    The all-new Skoda Kodiaq is assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Shendra, India. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the all-new generation of Skoda Kodiaq from the plant is expected to have peaked in 2018 at more than 3,800 units. If you would like your company...
    Hella opens new electronics plant in India
    Hella has opened a new electronics plant in Mehsana in India’s Gujarat state, according to a company press release on 27 February. The new facility will initially produce accelerator pedal sensors, with plans to produce other electronic products in future. During the first expansion phase, the pla...
    27-Feb-2019 News Investments
    Hella forecasts significant growth for energy management business over next five years
    Hella is expecting a huge growth in its energy management business over the next five years, the company said at its Capital Markets Day 2019. According to a company press release, Hella is looking to nearly triple its sales in the segment in the business by 2024 on the back of growing electrificati...
    Are self-dimming and glare-free headlights finally coming to the U.S.?
    Megatrends in the automotive industry have revolutionized the approach of automakers and tier-1 suppliers towards lighting components. From bulky designs to sleek designs, exterior lighting systems have travelled a long way in terms of technology and design, with increased attention from automakers ...
    Plastic Omnium, HELLA enter strategic partnership for vehicle exterior lighting technologies
    Automotive parts suppliers HELLA and Plastic Omnium have entered a strategic partnership to integrate lighting technologies into the vehicle exterior, particularly front and rear areas, the two companies announced in separate press releases on 21 January. Under the partnership, HELLA will contribute...
    Hella, AEye extend partnership for sensing and perception solutions for ADAS, autonomous driving
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics systems supplier Hella has extended its strategic partnership with AEye, a US-based start-up specializing in artificial perception system, to deliver customized sensing and perception solutions for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and autonom...
    NAIAS 2019: Hella showcases electronics and lighting technologies
    Hella will showcase its automotive electronics and lighting technologies at AutoMobili-D, taking place at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (United States) this week, according to a company press release on 11 January. The company’s displays include organic light-emitti...
    Hella’s H1 sales up 2.8% y/y to USD4 billion
    Hella has reported 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) increase in sales to EUR3.6 billion (USD4.04 billion) in the first half ended 30 November 2018, the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 11 January. Sales, excluding foreign exchange fluctuations and portfo...
    Miniaturization in LED technology - Opportunities and Challenges
    Since the introduction of LED technology, OEMs are standardizing LED lamps across major vehicle segments in order to improve efficiency and safety. Another area where LED technology is contributing is in brand perception by providing design flexibility. These days we can observe exterior lamps trans...
    HELLA Aglaia, Ambarella team up to develop platform for next-generation ADAS
    HELLA Aglaia, a subsidiary of the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA, has partnered with Ambarella, a manufacturer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, to develop a platform for the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems...
    OLED technology in automotive lighting
    After LED, the lighting industry is now focusing on OLED technology as the next light source in vehicles. In fact, the use of OLED technology to the first production has already begun in premium vehicles. For instance, Audi commercialized use of OLED technology for its flagship car, A8, in rear comb...
    Hella Lithuania targets EUR100 million sales by 2021
    Hella Lithuania aims to achieve sales of EUR100 million by 2021, Invest Lithuania reported on 19 November. The company also plans to invest EUR1 million on training 250 employees. Of this amount, half is expected to be received from EU funds. Significance: Hella Lithuania produces electronic comp...
    Faurecia, Hella to jointly develop interior lighting solutions for vehicle cockpit
    Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting systems supplier Hella and French automotive supplier Faurecia have entered a strategic partnership for development of innovative interior lighting solutions, the two companies announced in a joint press release on 21 November. Under the partnership,...
    22-Nov-2018 News New Products
    Hella joins BAIC-led consortium to develop intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing
    Hella has joined a consortium led by Chinese automaker BAIC to develop intelligent mobility infrastructure in Beijing, China, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 11 September. Hella is one of the 13 members of the consortium which is developing solutions that enable communicati...
    New tail lamp designs and technologies
    The automotive lighting industry is progressing rapidly, with the lighting systems’ role pertaining to safety, aesthetics, customization, and vehicle autonomy. In terms of design, automakers are leveraging newer light sources such as LED (light emitting diode), OLED (organic light emitting diode) ...
    HELLA undertakes ‘Smart Headlamp Technology’ research project to develop intelligent headlamp solutions
    HELLA is planning to develop a self-healing headlight system under its "Smart Headlamp Technology" research project, according to a company press release yesterday (8 October). HELLA is working with partners such as Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM and the universities of Pade...
    09-Oct-2018 News New Products
    Control solutions for intelligent lighting
    Automotive lighting has begun to increasingly contribute towards driver assistance and emerge as a significant active safety enabler. Unlike lighting technologies of the past, new headlamps integrate digital light and sensors interface to support advance applications such as adaptive front lighting,...
    Hella's Q1 sales up 9.7% y/y to USD2 billion
    Hella has reported a 9.7 year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales to EUR1.8 billion (USD2 billion) for the first quarter ended 31 August 2018, the Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting systems supplier said in a press release today (27 September). The company reported currency-adjusted sales g...
    Sensor Fusion: Defining new scope in automotive lighting
    The autonomy race is bringing a new meaning to automotive lighting systems. Vehicle headlights are shifting from conventional bulb headlamps to high-resolution matrix headlights focused on enhancing safety through various sensors. Most of the safety concerns, such as blind spot warnings, forward col...
    HELLA starts production at new automotive electronics plant in Lithuania
    Lighting and electronic solutions supplier HELLA has started production at its new automotive electronics plant in Kaunas Free Economic Zone in Lithuania, news site Invest Lithuania reported on 23 August.  The company officially launched the serial production of the first product, the B...
    IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018: HELLA to showcase intelligent lighting and electronics solutions
    Hella will present its intelligent lighting and electronics solutions for trucks, trailers, and buses at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover, Germany, during 20–27 September, the company said in a press release on 13 August. The company will display its VISIOTECH projection technology, whi...
    14-Aug-2018 News New Products
    Hella’s FY 2017/18 net profit up 13.7% y/y to USD451.2 million
    Hella has reported a 13.7% year-on-year (y/y) increase in net profit to EUR388.7 million (USD451.2 million) in the financial year (FY) ended 31 May 2018, the Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting supplier said in a press release on 10 August. Sales increased 7.2% y/y to EUR7.06 billion. ...
    Automotive lighting: Made in China—a viable option?
    Increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the automotive market has ushered the industry into a new era of competition, business strategies, and market demand. To sustain themselves in the long run and fulfill the ever-rising LED demand, many lighting companies have turned to niche lighting ...
    EDITORIAL – Automotive lighting industry expected to see increased collaboration, consolidation
    With the dawn of self-driving cars, the automotive lighting technology is set to undergo a significant change, both in terms of complexity and functionality. Consequently, suppliers are now faced with the challenge to develop intelligent exterior and interior lighting solutions, which will play a ke...
    HELLA announces preliminary results for FY 2017/18, sales up 9.3% y/y to USD8.2 billion
    HELLA has announced preliminary revenue and earnings results for the financial year ended 31 May 2018. According to a press release today (17 July), the Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier reported 9.3% year-over-year (y/y) increase in currency-adjusted consolidated sales to E...
    Hella-backed Yptokey unveils software solution for digital keys, access authorization systems
    Yptokey, a start-up specializing in blockchain technology and funded by Hella Ventures, has developed a software solution for digital key and access authorization system, according to a press release by Hella on 28 June. The new technology will allow users to lock and unlock locks using mobile devic...
    03-Jul-2018 News New Products
    Types of light source and their market overview
    In the past few years, automobiles have covered a lot of distance, moving from halogen headlamps to light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps. As the automotive industry grows, consumers are looking toward new lighting solutions that increase their comfort. There are three types of light sources that wor...
    HELLA presents steering, brake systems for autonomous, EVs at Steering Systems USA conference
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA showcased its steering and braking solutions for autonomous and electric vehicles (EV) at the Steering Systems USA 2018 conference (19–21 June) in Detroit,  United States, according to a company press release last week. For autonomo...
    25-Jun-2018 News New Products
    HELLA opens new electronics plant in Mexico, expands two existing lighting plants
    HELLA has opened a new electronics plant in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato (Mexico), the German automotive electronics and lightning components supplier announced in a press release yesterday (11 June). The plant recently commenced series production of body control units, control units for electronic ...
    12-Jun-2018 News Investments
    HELLA supplies intelligent lighting solutions for new Audi A7 Sportback
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA, in partnership with Audi, has developed intelligent lighting solutions for the new Audi A7 Sportback, according to a company press release yesterday (29 May). HELLA will supply headlamps for the new A7 in LED, Matrix LED and HD Matrix LED wi...
    30-May-2018 News New Products
    HELLA joins eSync Alliance
    HELLA has joined the eSync Alliance, a multi-company initiative to develop standardized interoperable over-the-air (OTA) update and diagnostic data solutions in automotive electronics eco-system, according to a press release on 23 May. Rick Kreifeldt, executive director at the eSync Alliance, sai...
    HELLA develops customizable dynamic lighting functions for vehicle interiors
    Electronics and lighting expert HELLA, in partnership with Audi, has developed new customizable and dynamic lighting functions for the vehicle interior, according to a company press release on 16 May. The new lighting functions will be equipped for the first time in the new Audi A8. The new Audi ...
    18-May-2018 News New Products
    HELLA develops dynamic HD matrix LED headlamps with laser high beams for Audi A8
    HELLA has developed a dynamic HD Matrix LED headlamp with laser high beams for the Audi A8, the lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release yesterday (14 May). The company said that for realizing the high beam, it has further enhanced the Matrix headlamp technology by increasing t...
    15-May-2018 News New Products
    HELLA develops OLED connection technology for rear combination lamp
    HELLA has developed a new “connection technology” for integrating organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) technology into rear combination lamps, the lighting and electronics supplier announced in a press release yesterday (8 May). The company said OLEDs consist of organic semiconductor layers that...
    09-May-2018 News New Products
    Lighting: Is the Supply Base Ready for Technology Revolution?
    Technologies such as laser, digital projections, LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior and interior lighting of the vehicle. With these technologies, OEMs and suppliers aim to provide advanced driving assistance functionality, ensuring optimum visibility even in extreme...
    HELLA, BHAP to form JV in China to produce electronics components
    Lighting and electronics solutions supplier HELLA and BAIC Group company Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co Ltd. (BHAP) have signed a contract to form a joint venture (JV) in China to produce electronic components, the two companies announced last week (26 April) at the Beijing Motor Show i...
    30-Apr-2018 News New Products
    HELLA develops LED Matrix headlamps for VW Touareg
    HELLA, in collaboration with Volkswagen, has developed ‘LED Matrix Headlamps’ for the automaker’s latest generation Touareg model, the lighting solutions company announced in a press release yesterday (17 April). The innovative lighting system for the new sport utility vehicle (SUV) will be of...
    18-Apr-2018 News New Products
    Interior Lighting
    The global automotive lighting market is undergoing changes owing to increasing safety concerns and technological advances. With strict industry-wide norms applying practically across the entire automotive sector, differentiation is becoming increasingly challenging for automakers. One area in which...
    Hella’s nine-month FY 2017/18 sales up 7.4% y/y to USD6.3 billion
    Hella has reported 7.4% year-over-year (y/y) increase in consolidated sales to EUR5.13 billion (USD6.3 billion) for the first nine months ended 28 February of financial year (FY) 2017/18, the Germany-based automotive electronics and lighting supplier said in a press release on 21 March. Consolidated...
    Hella updates ‘Nightdrive’ app to enable users to experience various lighting systems virtually
    German automotive lighting supplier Hella has expanded the functions of its ‘Nightdrive’ app to allow users to experience various lighting systems virtually, the company said in a press release on 14 March. The company is now offering more content and cross-media interaction options in Nightdriv...
    16-Mar-2018 News New Products
    Plastic Omnium agrees to acquire Mahle’s stake in HBPO
    Plastic Omnium has agreed to acquire Mahle’s stake of 33.33% in the HBPO joint venture (JV), the two companies announced in separate press releases last week (1 March). The acquisition was made at an enterprise value of EUR350 million (USD427.5 million) and will be financed by the company's own re...
    Hella expects to benefit from automotive industry’s focus on autonomous driving
    German automotive electronics and lighting systems supplier Hella expects to benefit from the automotive industry’s rising focus on autonomous driving, the company’s management board told investors earlier this week as part of its Capital Market Day 2018. “Both lighting and electronics will pl...
    HELLA extends CEO Rolf Breidenbach’s contract for five more years
    HELLA has announced certain changes in its top management team. According to a press release last week (2 February), the company has extended Rolf Breidenbach's contract as president and CEO for another five years, until 31 January 2024. "Dr. Breidenbach has been a driving force in HELLA's developme...
    Interior Lighting as a Technology Enabler for Additional Personalization Features
    Lighting is fast becoming one of the most critical elements for car designers to innovate and brand vehicles that attract car customers. Automakers are showing new features in vehicle interior lighting that can be used for both functional and aesthetic purposes. Generally, functional lighting is ...
    HELLA develops lighting concept for new Audi A8
    HELLA has developed a comprehensive lighting concept for the new Audi A8, which was launched in November 2017, the lighting and electronics supplier announced in a press release on 30 January. The company is equipping the new Audi A8 with front and rear lighting as well as interior lighting. The lig...
    31-Jan-2018 News New Products
    NAIAS 2018: HELLA to showcase autonomous driving solutions
    HELLA is displaying its latest technologies that enable a higher level of autonomous driving at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan (United States), the company said in a press release. The company’s showcase includes SHAKE (Structural Health and Knock Emis...
    16-Jan-2018 News New Products
    HELLA’s H1 sales up 8% y/y to USD4 billion
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has reported an 8% year-over-year (y/y) growth in sales to EUR3.4 billion (USD4 billion as on 30 November 2017) for the first half ended 30 November 2017, the company said in a press release on 11 January. EBIT for the period amounted ...
    LG, NXP, HELLA collaborate on automotive vision platform
    The South Korean electronics company LG Electronics is partnering with NXP Semiconductors and HELLA’s subsidiary HELLA Aglaia to develop an autonomous car vision platform, NXP announced in a press release yesterday (10 January). Under the collaboration, LG is providing its camera platform, while H...
    11-Jan-2018 News New Products
    HELLA launches new platform for camera-based ADAS
    HELLA’s Berlin-based subsidiary HELLA Aglaia has launched a new platform for camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the lighting and electronics supplier announced in a press release yesterday (19 January). The new open platform for camera-based ADAS enables updation of hardware c...
    11-Jan-2018 News New Products
    Impact of Autonomous Driving on Lighting
    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) represent a major innovation for the automotive industry in terms of technology and design. A fully automated-driving system undertakes all aspects of dynamic driving on all roadways and in all environmental conditions, which are usually done by human drivers. The prospect ...
    HELLA to open new US technical center in 2019
    HELLA will open a new administrative and technical center in Northville, Michigan (United States) in 2019, the electronics and lighting supplier announced in a press release yesterday (18 December). The company broke ground on the new Michigan office that covers an area of approximately 11,000 squar...
    19-Dec-2017 News Investments
    Hella develops communication concept for autonomous vehicles
    Since May this year, German lighting supplier Hella has been developing a communication concept for autonomous driving under a EU-funded research project interACT, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 12 December. Over the next three years, the company, along with its project partner...
    13-Dec-2017 News New Products
    Renesas, Hella jointly develop new camera-based solution for ADAS, autonomous driving
    Renesas and Hella Aglaia, a subsidiary of Germany-based Hella, have jointly developed an open and scalable front camera solution for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, the Japanese electronics company said in a press release on 5 December. The new camera solution combi...
    06-Dec-2017 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Honda Accord
    The tenth generation Honda Accord is assembled at Honda's Marysville plant in the United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Honda Accord from the plant is expected to peak in 2018 at more than 361,200 units. If you would lik...
    HELLA opens new lighting plant in China
    HELLA, together with its joint venture (JV) partner BAIC Group company Beijing HAINACHUAN Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. (BHAP), has opened a new lighting systems plant in China, the lighting and electronics solutions supplier announced in a press release on 20 November. The 12,000-square metre plant wil...
    23-Nov-2017 News Investments
    HELLA plans to build new research and innovation center with other partners in Germany
    HELLA plans to build a new research and innovation center – GWL Gemeinnützige Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Lippstadt GmbH – in Lippstadt, Germany, in collaboration with Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, as well as joint venture companies HBPO and BHTC, according to a company press relea...
    18-Oct-2017 News Investments
    HELLA lays foundation for new electronics plant in Lithuania
    HELLA has laid the foundation for a new electronics plant in Lithuania, the company announced in a press release yesterday (16 October). HELLA intends to invest approximately EUR30 million (USD31.7 million) during the first phase. The new plant, with a production space of 7,000 square meters, will m...
    17-Oct-2017 News Investments
    Busworld 2017: HELLA exhibits lighting, electronics products for modern city buses
    HELLA will exhibit its lighting and electronics products for modern city buses and coaches at Busworld Europe trade show later this month in Belgium, according to a company press release last week (13 October). The company will present its rain/light sensor and intelligent battery sensor 24 V for ef...
    16-Oct-2017 News New Products
    HELLA expands German headquarters
    Automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA is expanding its headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany, according to a company press release yesterday (12 October). The company is constructing a new center, a four-story building spread over 7,000 square meters, close to its existing headquarters. Th...
    13-Oct-2017 News Investments
    HELLA joins Europe's innovation platform ‘Startup Autobahn’
    HELLA has joined Stuttgart (Germany)-based innovation platform Startup Autobahn, the company said in a press release last week. The move is expected to help the German automotive lighting and electronics supplier to associate with start-ups working in the area of emerging automotive technologies. ...
    HELLA expands operations in India
    HELLA is building a new electronics plant in Gujarat, India, the company announced in a press release yesterday (5 October). Additionally, the company has opened a new development center for automotive lighting technology in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore. "The investments serve to increase ...
    06-Oct-2017 News Investments
    HELLA to present lighting solutions for commercial vehicles at NUFAM trade show in Germany
    HELLA will present its lighting solutions for commercial vehicles at the NUFAM CV trade fair this week in Germany, according to a company press release. Among the display will be side marker light, which can be integrated into current lighting systems. The side marker light blinks yellow and alerts ...
    27-Sep-2017 News New Products
    HELLA’s Q1 sales up 5% y/y to USD1.9 billion
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has reported a 5% year-over-year (y/y) growth in sales to EUR1.6 billion (USD1.9 billion as on 31 August 2017) for the first quarter ended 31 August 2017, the company said in a press release today (27 September). EBIT for the period am...
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