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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    HELLA develops characteristic light signature LED daytime running lights for new Peugeot 308
    HELLA, along with the car manufacturer Stellantis, has developed a new LED daytime running light for the new Peugeot 308, it said in a press release on 7 October. The development of the front and rear lights reflects the group’s vision in futuristic vehicle design. The new characteristic light ...
    HELLA launches new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for automotive industry
    HELLA has developed a new compact SOS 360° LED warning lamp for vehicles, it said in a press release on 6 October. The warning lamp is CE tested and operates with a standard 9V battery. Its impact-resistant polycarbonate light dome has a temperature resistance ranging from -20°C to +60°C. The lam...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new compact full LED rear lamp
    HELLA has launched a new compact 328 630 full LED rear lamp for automobiles, it said in a press release on 29 September. Hella said it is launching the rear lamps especially for special vehicles, municipal vehicles and also for agricultural and construction machine. “The lamp is a real multital...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    HELLA posts 9.6% y/y increase in Q1 sales at USD1.72 billion
    HELLA has reported a 9.6% year-on-year (y/y) increase in sales for the first quarter at EUR1.47 billion (USD1.72 billion), according to a financial filing dated 28 September. Reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came in at EUR79 million compared to a loss of EUR115 million last year, w...
    Faurecia launches public takeover offer for HELLA
    According to an official press release dated 27 September, Faurecia, through its wholly owned subsidiary Faurecia Participations GmbH, published the offer document for its cash voluntary public takeover offer for all outstanding shares of HELLA, a major automotive player in lighting and electronics ...
    HELLA lowers outlook for fiscal 2021/22 on reduced market expectations
    HELLA has slashed its outlook for the fiscal year (FY) 2021/22 owing to reduced market expectations because of worsening supply bottlenecks, especially for electronic components, the company said in a press release on 22 September. HELLA expects FY sales adjusted for currency and p...
    HELLA equips Mercedes EQA with lighting and electronics products
    HELLA has shown its lighting and electronics products with certain vehicles including the Mercedes EQA electric vehicle (EV), the supplier said in a press release on 15 September. Apart from new LED headlamps, the company developed a meter-long light strip for the front of the vehicle. The ligh...
    IAA 2021: HELLA to showcase automotive lighting and electronics solutions
    HELLA will be showcasing its automotive lighting innovations and products at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the company said in a press release on 3 September. HELLA will showcase chip-based headlamp technology ‘Solid State Lighting|High Definition’ (SSL|HD). It features SSL micro-LED...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    HELLA gets new orders for its enhanced chip-based headlamp matrix system
    HELLA has received new orders for its enhanced chip-based headlamp matrix system “Solid State Lighting | High Definition” (SSL | HD), the supplier said in a press release dated 26 August. HELLA has said that the total order is around EUR200 million over the term of the contract and producti...
    Faurecia reaches agreement to acquire majority stake in HELLA
    Faurecia has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Family pool and with HELLA to acquire a 60% stake in HELLA. According to press release issued by Faurecia and HELLA on 14 August, the transaction will be done through a mix of EUR3.4 billion (USD4 billion) in cash and up to 13,571,428 ...
    HELLA begins research project on light-based communication for automated driving
    HELLA has announced that it is working on a new research project to explore communication between autonomous vehicles and other road users via automotive lighting technologies, according to a company press release on 29 July. HELLA is working with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Fraunho...
    HELLA provides cybersecurity management functionality in diagnostic devices
    HELLA GUTMANN has developed a Cyber Security Management (CSM) function in its diagnostic devices to provide authentication with gateways, enabling rapid diagnostic checks for a variety of vehicles, according to an official press release dated 20 July. "For CSM, the main objective was to crea...
    23-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Knorr-Bremse drops plan to acquire 60% stake in HELLA
    Germany-based supplier of braking components and systems, Knorr Bremse, has announced that it has dropped its plans of acquiring a 60% stake in German automotive lighting systems manufacturer, HELLA, according to a report filed by business news agency Reuters on 7 July. Knorr Bremse said it was i...
    HELLA launches new generation of steering electronics
    HELLA has secured orders and successfully commenced series production of the latest generation of steering electronics, it said in a press release on 1 July. The components will be made at HELLA electronics plant in Amexhe, Mexico. HELLA is also developing new product solutions for steer-by-wire fun...
    02-Jul-2021 News New Products
    HELLA, Farasis Energy partner to develop modular platform for battery management systems
    German automotive supplier of electronics and lighting assemblies, HELLA has signed a strategic partnership with the battery manufacturer Farasis Energy Europe, HELLA said in a press release on 29 June. The two companies will jointly work to develop a new, scalable platform for battery management...
    Knorr Bremse shows interest in buying 60% stake in HELLA
    German brake manufacturer Knorr-Bremse AG said it was interested in buying a 60% stake in the supplier of electronic and lighting systems, HELLA GmbH, Reuters reported on 29 June. The report mentioned that Knorr, which largely caters to the commercial vehicles and railway industries, said in a re...
    HELLA, Evergrande to step up collaboration on high-voltage BMS
    German automotive parts supplier HELLA and China’s Evergrande Group are stepping up their existing collaboration to accelerate the development and production of the high-voltage battery management systems (BMS), Hella said in a press release on June 24. The two companies already have an operati...
    HELLA signs license agreement with Gapwaves for radar technology
    Hella has signed an exclusive licensing and development agreement with Gapwaves and has acquired a 10% stake in the company, the German automotive supplier said in a press release on 16 June. By concluding the license agreement, HELLA receives the right to exclusively use Gapwaves' patented techn...
    HELLA develops digital car key with ultra-wideband technology
    HELLA has developed a digital car key called ‘Smart Car Access’, which is based on ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, the German lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 1 June 2021. HELLA Smart Car Access will go into series production for the first time within the next two...
    02-Jun-2021 News New Products
    JSAE 2021: HELLA to present 48V DC/DC converter
    HELLA will present innovative electronic solutions such as an 48V DC/DC Converter, which was specially designed for mild hybrid vehicles of higher performance classes, at the JSAE, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, the Germany-based electronics and lighting expert said in a press release on ...
    21-May-2021 News New Products
    HELLA starts series production of 77GHz radar sensors at German plant
    HELLA has started series production of its latest 77GHz radar sensors for an international vehicle manufacturer at its electronics plant in Hamm, Germany, the electronics and lighting expert said in a press release on 5 May. Radar sensors continuously record the environment, recognize pedestrians...
    HELLA supplies modular LED headlamp for Bronco Sport vehicle
    HELLA is supplying modular LED headlamps for Ford’s new outdoor off-road Bronco Sport vehicle, according to a company press release on 27 April 2021. HELLA is supplying bifunctional projector modules for Bronco. The first round of production of headlamps has already started in HELLA’s lighting p...
    HELLA develops ambient lighting for Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    HELLA has equipped the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with complete ambient lighting solutions, the Germany-based lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 29 April 2021. "The trend towards individualization in combination with new technologies opens up a wide range of new possibiliti...
    HELLA's controlling shareholders consider stake sale
    The families that control HELLA are mulling sale of their 60% stake in the German lighting and electronics automotive supplier, according to a report by Germany’s Manager Magazin on 27 April, citing several people familiar with the matter. The magazine said the controlling Hueck family has asked i...
    HELLA aims to more than double sales in China within next five years
    Germany-based electronics and lighting firm HELLA aims to more than double its sales in China within the next five years, according to a company press release on 26 April. At the Auto Shanghai 2021, HELLA emphasized on its “In China, for China” strategy. The company aims to align the product por...
    Are we ready for light projection technology in and around a vehicle?
    Light projection can be used to transform a vehicle and its surroundings. Not only does light have the ability to increase safety and functionality but it also offers manufacturers the ability to differentiate their vehicles with lighting design and create cus...
    HELLA receives orders for 48-V mild hybridization products
    HELLA has received orders for its 48-V mild hybridization products according to a company press release on 22 April. The company has not named the customer but have stated that it involves “renowned automobile manufacturers,” therefore indicating multiple customers. Significance: HELLA i...
    HELLA reports almost flat sales of USD5.7 billion for first nine months of FY 2020/21
    German electronics and lighting expert HELLA’ portfolio-adjusted sales fell only slightly by 0.3% year-on-year (y/y) to EUR4.7 billion (USD5.7 billion) in the first nine months of fiscal year (FY) 2020/21 (1 June 2020 to 28 February 2021). According to a company press release on 14 April, adj...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA to present lighting and electronic innovations
    Germany-based lighting and electronics expert HELLA will showcase solutions for the mobility of the future at the upcoming Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which will be held from 19–28 April. According to a company press release 5 April 2021, HELLA will present various elect...
    HELLA partners with connected vehicle data provider Wejo
    HELLA has entered a partnership with connected vehicle data provider Wejo to further improve the performance of sensors based on data from millions of vehicles, the German electronics and lighting specialist announced in a press release on 23 March 2021. The relationship also aims to potentially dev...
    HELLA commences production of 48V DC/DC converter in mainland China
    HELLA has commenced the series production of its latest 48V DC/DC converter at Shanghai Electronics plant in mainland China, the German electronics and lighting specialist announced in a press release on 18 March. "Against the background of ever tightening emission targets, we see an increasingly...
    HELLA opens new development center in Romania for software and electronics
    HELLA has opened a new test and development center at the Craiova site in Romania, Germany-based lighting and electronics supplier said in a press release on 10 March 2021. The new building in Craiova offers approximately twice as much space as the previous premises. With this step, HELLA is creatin...
    12-Mar-2021 News Investments
    HELLA to launch 48V battery management system in 2024 
    HELLA has announced that it will launch a low-voltage battery management system (BMS), according to a company press release on 16 February. The 48V BMS will go into series production in 2024. HELLA's 48V BMS will implement mild hybrid functions that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emis...
    19-Feb-2021 News New Products
    HELLA expects 5–10% growth in sales, adjusted EBIT of at least 8% in medium term
    Global automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has confirmed during its virtual Capital Markets Day on 10 February its medium-term targets despite the increasingly challenging market environment, according to a company press release. The German supplier expects to achieve an annual sales ...
    Divestment: Hella sells stake in Mando Hella Electronics JV to South Korean partner
    Hella has announced that it will sell its 50% stake in the South Korean joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics (MHE) to Mando, according to a press release on 3 February. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021 at EUR60 million (USD72 million). “We have worked ve...
    HELLA completes sale of front camera software business
    The global automotive lighting and electronics specialist HELLA has successfully completed the sale of its front camera software business, according to a company press release on 2 February. Following approval by the relevant antitrust authorities and the fulfilment of further contractual conditions...
    HELLA commences production of fuel control modules in Lithuania
    HELLA Lithuania is starting to produce a fuel control module for German premium OEM, according to a press release on the official website of Invest Lithuania on 26 January. HELLA plans to produce more than 1 million of such modules annually. The fuel control module will be used to control the fuel s...
    Hella develops LED headlamp systems for BMW 5-Series
    HELLA has developed an advanced software-based matrix LED headlamp system for the new BMW 5-Series, announced in a company press release on 27 January 2021. According to HELLA, the new lighting system enables safety and comfort-relevant functions such as adaptive, glare-free high beam. The i...
    28-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HELLA to use micro-optics technology in rear combination lamps
    The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA has launched ‘FlatLight’ technologies, which is a new lighting innovation for rear combination lamps that combines functionality and design, the Germany-based company said in a press release 20 January 2021. According to the company, the HELLA Fla...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HELLA’s first half 2020 sales decline 6.4% y/y to USD3.7 billion
    Electronics and lighting expert HELLA has announced results for the first six months of the current fiscal year 2020/2021 (1 June to 30 November 2020), according to a company press release on 14 January 2021. HELLA said key performance indicators reveal good business development overall and confirm ...
    HELLA develops rear combination lamp for new Polestar 2
    Germany-based automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has developed a highly integrated, continuous rear combination lamp for the new Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release on 6 January 2021. The Polestar 2 has been available to customers since summer in&nb...
    07-Jan-2021 News New Products
    HELLA announces preliminary Q2 results; sales rise 4.4% y/y
    German electronics and lighting expert HELLA has announced preliminary second quarter results ended 30 November 2020. According to a company press release on 7 December, HELLA’s currency- and portfolio-adjusted sales increased by 4.4% year-on-year (y/y) to around EUR1.8 billion (USD2.1 billion). A...
    HELLA wins new business for car body lighting
    German lighting and electronics expert HELLA has secured many orders for car body lighting from premium and volume car manufacturers, the company announced in a press release on 19 November 2020. The company received an order from a German premium manufacturer to integrate a "design character line" ...
    Hella expands electronics plant in Lithuania
    Germany-based Lighting and electronic solutions supplier Hella is further expanding its electronics plant in Lithuania. According to a company press release on 11 November 2020, the company is plans to invest a medium double-digit million euro amount in the long-term expansion of its production capa...
    12-Nov-2020 News Investments
    DIVESTMENT: HELLA to sell front camera software business to Volkswagen’s Car.Software Org
    HELLA has announced that it will be selling its front camera software business to Volkswagen’s Car.Software Org, a company press release on 29 September read. The transaction is expected to result in an income of about EUR100 million (USD116.5 million) for HELLA. Following the closure of the tr...
    EU clears JV between Hella and Minth in China
    The European Commission (the Commission) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture (JV) in China between HELLA Holding International GmbH and China-based Minth Investment Co. in China, according to an official press release on 23 September on the website of EC. HE...
    HELLA’s Q1 2020/21 sales drop 10% y/y to USD1.6 billion
    HELLA reported a 10.6% year-on-year (y/y) decline in currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales to EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion) for the first quarter ended 31 August 2020, according to a company press release on 24 September 2020. The adjusted EBIT also dropped 49.5% y/y to EUR56 million....
    ACQUISITION: HELLA acquires plastics technology specialist FWB Kunststofftechnik
    HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA has acquired Germany-based plastics technology specialist FWB Kunststofftechnik GmbH (FWB), according to a HELLA press release on 15 September 2020. HELLA already has a 25% stake in FWB. With the complete takeover, which took place on 14 September 2020, HELLA intends to sec...
    HELLA establishes ‘Global Software House’ to align software activities across the company
    HELLA has established a new ‘Global Software House’ to further expand its global software competencies, Germany-based lighting and electronics expert said in a press release on 9 September 2020. The Global Software House is managed by the Berlin subsidiary and software specialist HELLA Aglaia. T...
    10-Sep-2020 News Investments
    HELLA to supply integrated lighting systems to Chinese EV maker
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA will produce integrated lighting systems for a leading Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, according to a company press release on 3 September 2020. The customer project includes two vehicle series—the first has recently been launched, the ...
    04-Sep-2020 News New Products
    HELLA supplies radar sensor technology for Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan
    HELLA is supplying its 24 GHz radar sensor technology for the driver assistance system of the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport, the German supplier announced in a press release on 2 September. Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched the new Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport in Japan. The technology enables...
    Hella mulls sale of driver-assistance software unit
    Hella is planning to sell its driver-assistance software unit, Bloomberg reported on 27 August, citing people familiar with the development. The German supplier is working with its advisors to gauge interest in the business which could fetch several hundred million euros, the people told Bloomberg, ...
    HELLA’s FY 2019/20 sales decline 16.6% y/y to USD6.5 billion
    German supplier HELLA has announced results for fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 ended 31 May 2020. According to a company press release on 14 August, the company’s sales declined 16.6% year on year (y/y) to EUR5.83 billion (USD6.5 billion) and its currency and portfolio-adjusted sales declined by 14.3%...
    HELLA announces preliminary figures for FY 2019/20
    German supplier HELLA has announces preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 ended 31 May 2020. According to a company press release on 28 July, the company’s currency and portfolio-adjusted sales declined by 14.3% year on year (y/y) to EUR5.8 billion (USD6.4 billion). Adjusted EBIT for ...
    HELLA’s solution to enable diagnosis of access-protected Mercedes vehicles
    Hella has announced that its Mega Mac car diagnostic tool with version 59 will be able to diagnose access-protected vehicles from Mercedes, a company press release read on 14 July read. Workshops with the Mega Mac will be able to perform basic settings and calibrations in the secured vehicles. Me...
    HELLA and Minth to form new JV in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos
    HELLA and the Minth Group have agreed to establish a new joint venture (JV) in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos, according to a company press release on 19 June 2020. The new JV, to be called HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., will be funded by both partners in equ...
    HELLA launches series production of innovative ‘light carpet’ in mainland China
    German lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has launched a series production of its innovative ‘light carpet’ in mainland China, the supplier said in a press release on 3 June. The company is undertaking the system development of light carpet from design, validation, to delivery. The company ...
    04-Jun-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA specifies outlook for FY 2019/20
    HELLA has specified its outlook for fiscal year ending 31 May 2020 based on current information and circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the German supplier said in a press release on 25 May. The company now expects group sales in the range of EUR5.7 billion (USD6.2 billion) to EUR5.8...
    26-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA concludes new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million
    German automotive supplier HELLA has concluded a new syndicated credit facility of over EUR500 million (USD548 million) with a term until June 2022 and an option to extend the term by one year, the company said in a press release on 20 May. With the new credit line, the lighting and electronics s...
    HELLA’s sales decline 6.2% y/y to USD5.3 billion in first nine months of FY 2019/20
    HELLA has reported a decline of 6.2% year on year (y/y) in sales to EUR4.8 billion (USD5.3 billion) in the first nine-month period (1 June 2019 to 29 February 2020), the German company said in a press release on 2 April. Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales fell by 3.7% y/y. The adjusted EBIT decre...
    COVID-19 pandemic: HELLA cuts outlook for current fiscal year
    HELLA has cut its outlook for the current fiscal year ending 31 May 2020 due to the impact on business by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the German lighting and electronics company announced in a press release on 18 March. “Sales and earnings forecast for current fiscal year lik...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    HELLA to start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at Mexican plant in mid-2020
    HELLA announced that the company will start series production of new headlamp technology ‘SSL100’ at  its Mexican plant in mid-2020, according to a press release on 10 March. Series production of the headlamp is scheduled to start in the middle of the year at the Mexican HELLA plant in Irap...
    11-Mar-2020 News New Products
    HELLA unveils new 77 GHz radar technology
    HELLA has announced that it will begin production of its 77-GHz radar technology in spring 2020, a company press release on 20 February showed. The sensors will be initially made in Germany, followed by China and the US. The sensor’s design enables its integration into the vehicle body and allo...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Hella supplies battery management systems for European OEM’s EV fleet
    In a press release dated 13 February, Hella announced that it is supplying its latest generation of battery management systems for the electric vehicle fleet of a European premium manufacturer. Hella will launch and start the production of the latest generation of high-voltage battery management sys...
    17-Feb-2020 News New Products
    HELLA develops illuminated radiator grille for BMW X6
    Germany-based lighting and electronics major Hella has developed an illuminated radiator grille for the new BMW X6, according to a company press release on 27 January. The illuminated radiator grille is available to customers as an optional extra under the name BMW "Iconic Glow". The third-generatio...
    Hella’s H1 sales declines 6.7% y/y USD3.6 billion
    German automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella has reported a 6.7% year-on-year (Y/Y) drop in sales to EUR3.3 billion (USD3.6 billion) for the first six months ended 30 November 2019, according to a press release on 14 January. The company posted a drop of 57.1% in EBIT to EUR230 million ...
    Hella collaborates with Oculii to develop radar sensing solutions for ADAS and autonomous driving
    Hella, a major automotive supplier for radar, lighting, and electronic systems, and Oculii, which specializes in advanced software solutions for radar technology, have entered into a partnership to develop high-performance, scalable radar solutions that meet the requirements for both assisted and au...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Hella appoints new heads to lead business activities in China
    Germany-based lighting and electronics firm Hella has appointed new heads for its business activities in China, the company announced in a press release on 10 December. Hella has appointed Didier Keskas to lead its Lighting business in Asia/Pacific, and Jörg Brandscheid to lead Electronics business...
    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
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