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2022-05-05 Technology & Products

HELLA develops intelligent system components for the automated charging of electric vehicles

  • The electronic charging lid actuator (eLA) makes the tank cap intelligent and thus supports robot-assisted charging processes
  • Customer-specific functions for even more convenience and safety can be integrated in the future
  • Innovative light components intuitively visualize the status of the battery and charging mode and set additional design accents

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2022-05-03 Company

Joint venture of HELLA and MINTH opens second production plant in China

  • New plant in Jiaxing, China, serves the further increasing demand for radomes, illuminated logos and lidar covers
  • Up to five million components are manufactured there annually for regional and international automotive manufacturers

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2022-04-29 Company

Extraordinary General Meeting of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA resolves change of fiscal year

  • Fiscal year rhythm to be harmonized with the calendar year as of 1 January 2023
  • A one-off short fiscal year will be inserted from 1 June to 31 December 2022; the current fiscal year 2021/2022 will not be affected by the change and will end as planned on 31 May 2022
  • Adjustment increases comparability with other companies as well as with macroeconomic and industry-specific key figures; reporting effort with Faurecia as the new majority shareholder is also reduced

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2022-04-22 Company

FORVIA, the world’s seventh largest automotive supplier, announces its chinese name 佛瑞亚

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2022-04-13 Technology & Products

HELLA sets the scene for the Škoda Enyaq iV with an illuminated radiator grille

  • The "Crystal Face" grille supports the characteristic brand look of the electric SUV and implements coming-home and leaving-home animations
  • 131 LEDs illuminate the vertical ribs to create a striking crystal effect
  • HELLA has also developed headlamps, rear combination lamps and other electronic components for the Škoda Enyaq iV

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2022-04-07 Company

Nine-monthly figures: HELLA showing successful performance in a demanding market environment

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline slightly by 0.9 percent to € 4.6 billion over the first nine months of the fiscal year 2021/2022; reported sales increase by 0.2 percent
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes decrease to € 238 million; adjusted EBIT margin is 5.1 percent
  • Automotive sales significantly exceed general market development; successful spare parts business drives Aftermarket sales, workshop business also with sales rise; Special Applications benefiting from continuing strong business for agricultural and construction machinery
  • HELLA confirms the company outlook adjusted at the end of November 2021; great risks and uncertainties arising from war in Ukraine, resource shortages and the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in China

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2022-03-24 Technology & Products

Panel technology: HELLA develops new design concepts for the vehicle front end

  • Highly integrated, multifunctional, individualized panels for electric vehicles combine radomes, sensors and innovative lighting technologies for a distinctive brand identity and a safe driving experience

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2022-02-25 Company

Personnel changes in the HELLA Management Board: Michel Favre becomes Chief Executive Officer, Yves Andres takes over the Lighting Business Group

  • As of July 1, 2022, Michel Favre will succeed HELLA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rolf Breidenbach, who will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity
  • Yves Andres will join the HELLA Management Board on April 15, 2022, where he will take over the management of the Lighting Business Group from Dr. Frank Huber after a transition period
  • Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman of the HELLA Shareholder Committee, thanks the departing members of the Management Board and is pleased to welcome two very experienced executives in Michel Favre and Yves Andres, who will continue the company's successful path

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2022-02-07 Company

HELLA and Faurecia set the course for a joint future

  • Together, Faurecia and HELLA form the seventh largest automotive supplier worldwide and a global market leader in high-growth technology fields
  • Representatives of Faurecia move into HELLA's Shareholder Committee in place of the previous representatives of the Family pool
  • Initial decisions made related to organizational structures
  • HELLA CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach will continue to closely support the integration until his resignation end of June 2022 and has accepted to advise the de factor Group beyond that date

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2022-02-07 Company

Faurecia and HELLA announce the name of the world’s seventh largest automotive supplier: FORVIA

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2022-02-04 Company

Dr. Rolf Breidenbach will end his position as Chairman of the HELLA Management Board by mutual agreement at mid-year

  • CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach and HELLA Shareholders' Committee have agreed to terminate the current CEO contract by mutual agreement on June 30, 2022
  • "With Faurecia as HELLA's new majority shareholder, the way is now paved for a successful future," says Dr. Breidenbach
  • Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee Carl-Peter Forster praises Breidenbach's achievements for the company over the past 18 years and expresses his utmost gratitude to him
  • Dr. Breidenbach will continue to closely monitor the integration with Faurecia until his departure; it is intended that he will continue to support the de facto group in an advisory capacity beyond this date
  • Decision on successor to be made in a timely manner

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2022-01-31 Company

FAURECIA is new majority shareholder of HELLA

  • Acquisition by FAURECIA was successfully completed
  • Including the 60 percent share package of HELLA pool shareholders, FAURECIA acquires approx. 79.5 percent of HELLA shares in the course of the transaction
  • The transaction creates the seventh largest automotive supplier worldwide and a global market leader in high-growth technology fields

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2022-01-27 Technology & Products

HELLA Replaces the Supplier of Electric Pumps for Recalled FAW BESTUNE B30EV Vehicles

  • HELLA will implement its electric vacuum pump UP5.0, to replace the incumbent supplier for their defective electronic vacuum pump products of the recalled FAW BESTUNE B30EV vehicles
  • FAW expressed its appreciation for HELLA’s excellent support on replacing the pumps

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2022-01-18 Technology & Products

The Coolant Control Hub from HELLA: The revolution for thermal management in electric vehicles

  • HELLA combines all the necessary functions for efficient thermal management for the first time in the form of a subsystem
  • Innovative 7-way valve ensures ideal temperature of battery, components and vehicle interior at any time of the year and enables efficient heat recovery
  • Modular approach allows components to be combined according to requirements

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2022-01-13 Company

HELLA presents half-year results: sales burdened by massive bottlenecks for electronic components, but develops significantly better than the automotive market

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales fall in the first six months by 2.6 percent to € 3.0 billion (second quarter: -11.9 percent)
  • In the half-year period, adjusted EBIT falls to € 156 million (prior year: € 269 million); adjusted EBIT margin at 5.1 percent compared to 8.7 percent in prior year (second quarter: 4.1 percent)
  • Despite a decline in sales, the Automotive segment posts stronger development than the overall market; strong spare parts and workshop business drive positive development in the Aftermarket segment; Special Applications benefits from positive business for agricultural and construction machinery
  • The forecast for the full fiscal year 2021/2022 was already adjusted on 29 November 2021 due to the business performance to date, the expected lack of market recovery in the second half of the year and increasing cost burdens

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2021-12-13 Technology & Products

Digital FlatLight from HELLA enables customizable light signatures and communication

  • Innovative FlatLight technology series is continuously being further developed
  • Combined with SmartGlass, individually switchable light signatures as well as extended functionality can be realized.

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2021-12-02 Company

HELLA opens upgraded Corporate Center in Shanghai

  • The relocation reflects HELLA’s commitment to the Chinese market 
  • New office with a state-of-the-art working environment

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2021-12-01 Technology & Products

HELLA wins innovation award for its FlatLight technology in China

The Industry Development Innovation Award recognises the FlatLight concept for its styling, functionality and performance

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2021-11-17 Technology & Products

HELLA receives innovation award for UWB-based Smart Car Access system in China

  • The access system offers the greatest possible convenience with completely hands-free vehicle access and meets the highest security standards
  • The award focuses in particular on the innovative strength of the digital access solution

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2021-10-22 Company

HELLA celebrates 10th anniversary of R&D center in Nanjing

Site has become the largest R&D facility for lighting and electronics of HELLA in China

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2021-10-22 Company

HELLA doubles production capacity at its site in Shanghai

  • Expansion of electronics plant to meet further growing demand for electronics solutions in China
  • Workforce to be increased by up to 600 employees within the next three years

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2021-10-07 Technology & Products

HELLA designs characteristic light signature for the new Peugeot 308

A radome with the new brand logo, LED daytime running lights and narrow LED tail lights set the scene for the compact car

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2021-09-15 Technology & Products

HELLA equips electric vehicle of a European premium manufacturer with lighting and electronics products

  • Innovative light strip, LED headlamps and radomes ensure a characteristic appearance of the vehicle's front end
  • High-voltage battery management system ensures reliable function of the lithium-ion battery

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2021-09-03 Technology & Products

HELLA presents innovative solutions for the mobility of the future at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich

  • HELLA contributes to emission-free mobility with innovative energy and thermal management solutions
  • Increasing the reliability of automated driving functions with next generation 77 GHz radar sensors
  • Wide range of design and comfort options thanks to chip-based headlamp technology and new FlatLight combination rear lamp concept
  • Hands-free vehicle access thanks to HELLA Smart Car Access with ultra-wideband technology

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2021-08-19 Company

HELLA largely recovers pandemic-related losses in fiscal year 2020/2021 and significantly improves sales and earnings

  • Consolidated sales up by 13.3 percent on a currency and portfolio-adjusted basis to € 6.5 billion 
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes more than doubled to € 510 million; adjusted EBIT margin at 8.0 percent 
  • Company management proposes dividend of € 0.96 per share 
  • Automotive segment grows more strongly than the global automotive market; good development in the independent aftermarket stimulates Aftermarket business; Special Applications records strong business with agricultural machinery manufacturers 
  • Despite the still challenging market environment, HELLA is confident about the current fiscal year

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2021-08-14 Company

HELLA and Faurecia agree to combine their businesses: Partnership opens additional growth potential

  • Faurecia acquires the 60 percent stake from the pool shareholders of HELLA and announces tender offer to acquire the remaining HELLA shares for € 60 per share
  • Combination of the two companies creates 7th largest global automotive supplier and a global market leader in high-growth technology areas
  • HELLA focus areas to continue significant investment in research and development and to retain a high degree of operative responsibility
  • Management, Shareholders’ Committee and Supervisory Board welcome the transaction

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2021-07-29 Technology & Products

Research project "INITIATIVE": HELLA develops concepts for light-based communication for automated driving

  • The research project focuses on the question of how self-driving cars can communicate with pedestrians and cyclists
  • Possible forms of communication are tested under real conditions on a connected test site

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2021-07-28 Company

HELLA continues to grow more rapidly than the automotive market even in a challenging market environment

  • According to preliminary figures, currency and portfolio-adjusted sales grew by 13.3 percent to € 6.5 billion in fiscal year 2020/2021 
  • At € 510 million, adjusted earnings before interest and taxes were more than twice as high as in the prior year; adjusted EBIT margin was 8.0 percent

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2021-07-07 Company

HELLA is once again recognized by General Motors as Supplier of the Year

For the third time in a row, HELLA is among the award winners and receives the award in two categories at once this year

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2021-07-01 Technology & Products

Key component for automated driving: HELLA launches latest generation of steering electronics on the market

Series production of steering control modules as fail operational system successfully started

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2021-06-29 Technology & Products

HELLA and Farasis Energy agree on a strategic partnership

The focus of the cooperation is to offer a modular platform for battery management systems to be used in electric vehicles

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2021-06-24 Technology & Products

Hella Faway Automotive Lighting and ENOR establish new joint venture in China

The aim of the joint venture FAWAY Hai Nuo is to develop sophisticated, cost-optimized headlamp modules for the Chinese market

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2021-06-24 Technology & Products

HELLA and Evergrande intensify cooperation

New joint venture HELLA Evergrande Electronics develops and produces high-voltage battery management systems for the Chinese automotive market

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2021-06-03 Technology & Products

ALE 2021: HELLA presents customized lighting innovations for the Chinese market

  • HELLA offers comprehensive support for lighting solutions of various car segments in the Chinese market 
  • Customized lighting innovations offer new possibilities for high-quality appearance and comfort of the vehicle

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2021-06-01 Technology & Products

HELLA launches digital car key with ultra-wideband technology

  • HELLA Smart Car Access offers the greatest possible convenience using completely hands-free, smartphone-based vehicle access 
  • UWB-based system solution will go into series production within the next two years 
  • Independent market test highlights safety of HELLA's technology

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2021-05-05 Technology & Products

HELLA brings latest 77GHz radar technology for passenger cars into series production

  • Innovative 77GHz radar sensors from HELLA are core components for automated driving
  • Automotive supplier further expands position in radar sensor technology with numerous major orders

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2021-04-29 Technology & Products

“The vehicle interior is increasingly boosting its feel-good factor"

HELLA creates the perfect ambience for luxury class limousine

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2021-04-26 Company

Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA intends to continue successful business development in China

Sales to be more than doubled within the next five years based on the established "In China, for China" strategy

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2021-04-22 Technology & Products

Future market of electromobility: HELLA expands market position

  • Automotive supplier develops power electronics for all drive concepts 
  • Important orders for key components in the field of 48-volt mild hybridization from renowned automobile manufacturers acquired 
  • Development activities for high-voltage applications intensified

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2021-04-20 Technology & Products

Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA presents indispensable technologies for the mobility of the future

  • Battery and power electronics for all electrification stages 
  • Smart Car Access for hands-free vehicle access 
  • The latest lighting technologies for the premium and volume segments

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2021-04-14 Company

HELLA significantly improves earnings in a challenging industry environment

  • Coronavirus pandemic and bottlenecks in global supply and logistics chains hamper industry development 
  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales decrease slightly by 0.3 percent to € 4.7 billion in the first nine months of the current fiscal year 
  • Thanks to consistent cost management, adjusted earnings before interest and taxes increase by 10.1 percent to € 373 million; adjusted EBIT margin rises to 8.0 percent 
  • At € 312 million, reported EBIT stands at the prior-year level; reported EBIT margin comes to 6.7 percent 
  • Automotive segment achieves slight growth in the third quarter; Aftermarket sees significant rise in profitability; Special Applications returns to sales growth due to strong agricultural machinery business
  • Company outlook substantiated to the upper half of the forecast ranges raised in December despite increasing market uncertainties

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2021-04-05 Technology & Products

Auto Shanghai 2021: HELLA presents market-ready innovations and pioneering concepts for future mobility

HELLA showcases the company’s comprehensive selection of lighting and electronic innovations for major market trends

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2021-03-18 Technology & Products

HELLA Launches Latest 48V DC/DC Converter in China

HELLA’s latest 48V DC/DC converter is specially designed for mild hybrid vehicles of higher performance classes

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2021-03-04 Company

HELLA aims for climate-neutral production by 2025

  • Target to be achieved through further energy savings and by switching to green electricity at all HELLA production sites worldwide 
  • Remaining and unavoidable CO2 emissions are to be offset by high-quality certified climate protection projects. 
  • By 2050 at the latest, HELLA wants to ensure a climate-neutral supply chain and consistently supply customers with CO2-neutral products.

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2021-02-25 Company

Smart Car Access System by HELLA: Major Business Orders in China

The Smart Car Access System based on Bluetooth technology provides end users with additional comfort, new functions and enhanced safety

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2021-02-16 Technology & Products

HELLA expands product range for electromobility and launches low-voltage battery management system on the market

  • From summer 2024, the first company to receive the system will be a German premium manufacturer 
  • The product is being developed based on the high technological competence in high-voltage battery electronics 
  • 12 and 48-volt battery management systems can be used at all electrification levels

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2021-02-11 Company

Capital Markets Day 2021: HELLA confirms medium-term growth and profitability targets

  • CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach: "Our attractive product portfolio is the basis for us to grow more strongly than the market" 
  • Medium-term targets: annual sales growth of five to ten percent; adjusted EBIT margin of at least eight percent 
  • Continued large investments in future themes such as electromobility, automated driving, digital light and software 
  • Strengthening competitiveness through digitalisation, automation and structural adjustments

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2021-02-03 Company

HELLA sells shares in joint venture Mando HELLA Electronics to partner Mando

  • Continuation of active portfolio management
  • HELLA intends to intensify direct business with South Korean customers and serve them more strongly from its own network on a global basis
  • Expansion of own activities in South Korea planned

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2021-02-02 Company

HELLA successfully completes sale of activities in the front camera software business

Disposal is based on stringent portfolio management; large investments in automated driving to continue unchanged

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2021-01-27 Technology & Products

New business sedan car equipped with HELLA lighting technology

Adaptive matrix headlamps provide better visibility on the road

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2021-01-20 Technology & Products

HELLA FlatLight: Optics smaller than a grain of salt

Innovative micro-optics technology from HELLA opens up new design possibilities and functional advantages for rear combination lamps

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2021-01-14 Company

Thanks to a slight market recovery and strict cost discipline, HELLA sees good business development over the first half of the year

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales decrease by 2.5 percent in the first half of fiscal year 2020/2021 to € 3.2 billion (second quarter: +4.7 percent) 
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes increase to € 269 million; adjusted EBIT margin improves to 8.7 percent (second quarter: 12.1 percent) 
  • Reported EBIT is at € 94 million due to provisions relating to the programme aimed at increasing competitiveness over the long term 
  • Automotive segment with strong business development in the second quarter; Aftermarket sees significantly improved profitability; Special Applications' sales at prior-year level 
  • Guidance for the full fiscal year 2020/2021 has already been raised in December despite continuing market uncertainties

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2021-01-06 Technology & Products

HELLA sets rear of the Polestar 2 electric vehicle in scene

  • Continuous full LED rear lamp consisting of almost 300 LEDs extends across the entire width of the vehicle 
  • New lighting animations can be implemented via software update

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2020-12-24 Company

HELLA among one of Forbes World’s Best Employers 2020

Forbes 2020 employers rating recognizes quick reaction to coronavirus, continuous promotion of gender diversity, talent development and corporate social responsibility

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2020-12-17 Company

HELLA wins innovation award for "Light Design" approach in China

Automotive supplier receives award for innovative overall approach consisting of matrix LED headlamps, electronics for light control, sensor technology and software

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2020-12-01 Company

HELLA receives Innovation Award in China for battery module solutions

Industry Developing & Innovation Award recognizes PowerPack 48 Volt and Dual Voltage Battery Management System as key enablers for CO2 savings in mild hybrids

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2020-11-19 Company

HELLA strengthens its market position in the field of car body lighting

  • Important orders received from premium and volume manufacturers because of comprehensive system competence 
  • Advancing electrification opens up new design options

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2020-10-08 Technology & Products

In collaboration with HUAWEI AI PASS and G+D CHINA: HELLA presents digital solutions for smart car access

  • New technology is based on Bluetooth and Near Field Communication 
  • Joint development results meet the specific requirements of the Chinese market and offer additional comfort to the end consumer

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2020-09-29 Company

HELLA sells front camera software business to Volkswagen's Car.Software Org

  • Transaction expected to lead to extraordinary income in the range of approximately € 100 million
  • About half of HELLA Aglaia's employees will transfer to the Car.Software Org of Volkswagen
  • Other business activities of HELLA Aglaia not affected by transaction; role as competence centre for software further strengthened
  • Strict portfolio management continues with sale; HELLA continues to invest in technologies for automated driving

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2020-09-24 Company

HELLA begins new fiscal year better than expected

  • Covid-19 pandemic continues to hamper industry development; consolidated sales after currency and portfolio adjustments decrease in the first three months by 10.6 percent to € 1.4 billion
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes fall to € 56 million; adjusted EBIT margin is 4.2 percent
  • The first quarter closes with a reported EBIT of minus € 115 million due to provisions for restructuring measures in Germany (€ 169 million)
  • Automotive segment affected by drop in light vehicle production; Aftermarket with strong workshop business; Special Applications benefits from increased sales in the agricultural machinery business
  • Outlook for the current fiscal year 2020/2021 confirmed

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2020-09-09 Company

HELLA strengthens software competencies by founding new Global Software House

  • Automotive supplier employs around 2,000 software experts worldwide
  • The new organisational unit will align software activities across the company and develop digital business models

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2020-09-03 Technology & Products

Major order from Chinese original equipment manufacturer: Integrated lighting system solution from HELLA

The "Light Design" package includes all components for complex lighting systems: matrix LED headlamps, light control electronics and sensor technology

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2020-09-02 Technology & Products

HELLA implements 24 GHz radar sensor technology in the Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport

Technology supports safety-relevant driver assistance functions, such as "Blind Spot Monitor" and "Rear Cross Traffic Alert"

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2020-08-14 Company

HELLA presents final figures for the fiscal year 2019/2020

  • Consolidated sales adjusted for currency and portfolio effects fall by 14.3 percent to € 5.8 billion, adjusted earnings before interest and taxes fall to € 233 million, adjusted EBIT margin stands at 4.0 percent
  • Reported EBIT comes to minus € 343 million due to non-cash impairments; dividend payment to be suspended
  • Adjusted free cash flow from operating activities at € 227 million despite the clearly negative market environment
  • Automotive sales fall significantly, but continue to perform better than the market; Aftermarket impacted by market weakness in the workshop and spare parts business; Special Applications impacted by weak business for agricultural and construction vehicles and also by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Forecast for current fiscal year 2020/2021 reflects the high level of market uncertainty and lower light vehicle production

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2020-07-28 Company

HELLA publishes preliminary annual figures as well as outlook and presents a programme to strengthen its competitiveness in the long term

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline by 14.3 percent to € 5.8 billion in fiscal year 2019/2020 based on preliminary figures; adjusted EBIT margin comes to 4.0 percent
  • Reported EBIT amounts to minus € 343 million due to non-cash impairments of € 533 million
  • Outlook for the current fiscal year 2020/2021 reflects high market uncertainty and reduced vehicle production
  • Company management decides on a long-term programme for sustainable improvement of competitiveness

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2020-06-19 Company

HELLA and MINTH establish new joint venture in China

  • HELLA and MINTH will cooperate to meet increasing demand for radar-transparent covers (radomes) and illuminated logos
  • Joint venture will be funded by both partners in equal shares and is scheduled to start operations in autumn 2020

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2020-06-03 Technology & Products

HELLA launches series production of innovative light carpet in China

  • Product launch marks a milestone of HELLA’s strategy to localize car body lighting solutions in China
  • Innovative light carpet is based on Micro lens array (MLA) technology with light projection function

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2020-05-15 Company

HELLA wins Two Best Quality Awards from GM Companies

The awards recognize outstanding quality performance and cross-functional support of the entire customer organization

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2020-04-02 Company

Solid business development in the nine-month period, consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic noticeably evident

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted consolidated sales decrease by 3.7 percent to € 4.8 billion; adjusted earnings before interest and taxes fall to € 347 million; adjusted EBIT margin is at 7.2 percent
  • Adjusted free cash flow from operating activities improves to € 191 million
  • Automotive business burdened by coronavirus outbreak; Aftermarket with strong earnings development; business in Special Applications declines due to market weakness of individual customer groups
  • Company outlook already adjusted due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

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2020-03-18 Company

Business development so far in line with expectations, but adjustment of company outlook necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • On a provisional basis, sales after adjustment for currency and portfolio effects decrease by 3.7 percent in the first nine months of the fiscal year 2019/2020 to € 4.8 billion; adjusted EBIT margin decreased to 7.2 percent
  • Comprehensive set of measures adopted to reduce staff and material costs; short-time work on domestic locations under preparation; further measures expected due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Adjustment of company outlook for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 necessary due to special market conditions

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2020-03-10 Technology & Products

HELLA gets innovative world headlamp for global premium manufacturer on the road

Intelligent software control via identical SSL 100 light module replaces up to 12 different headlamp variants

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2020-03-02 Company

HELLA donates medical supplies to fight the novel Coronavirus

  • Unbureaucratic help supports hospitals in Wuhan
  • HELLA takes precautionary protective measures worldwide and in China to ensure the health and safety of its employees

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2020-02-20 Technology & Products

HELLA launches latest 77 GHz radar technology

  • Several major orders strengthen leading market position in radar sensor technology
  • Platform concept enables efficient implementation of NCAP applications and automated driving functions

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2020-02-13 Technology & Products

HELLA to equip e-vehicle fleet of European premium manufacturer with battery management systems

  • High-voltage battery management system from HELLA ensures safe and reliable functioning of lithium-ion batteries for electric and full hybrid vehicles
  • Production of the latest generation will start in summer 2020

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2020-01-27 Technology & Products

Illuminated radiator grille from HELLA gives Sports Activity Coupé an unmistakable look

  • Kidney of the new BMW X6, typical of the brand, can be illuminated when car doors are opened or closed and while the car is being driven
  • Lighting concept underlines rising customer demand for individualisation and unique position

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2020-01-14 Company

Challenging market environment adversely affects sales and earnings in first half of fiscal year

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline by 3.2% to € 3.3 billion; reported sales drop by 6.7% due to sale of wholesale activities
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes fall to € 257 million; adjusted EBIT margin is at 7.8%
  • Decline in global light vehicle production impacts automotive business; profitability improves in Aftermarket; Special Applications segment affected by weakness in individual customer markets
  • Company outlook confirmed for current fiscal year

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2020-01-09 Company

New HELLA electronics joint venture with BHAP starts series production in China

  • Ceremonial opening of the newly built plant in Zhenjiang together with high-ranking guests and customers
  • Production start of control units for sunroofs; successive production of further electronic components already in a few months

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2020-01-06 Company

CES 2020: HELLA enters into development partnership with start-up for high-performance radar software

  • Cooperation with US start-up Oculii to develop new radar technologies for assisted and automated driving
  • Market launch planned for 2023

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2019-12-10 Company

HELLA appoints new Executive Board members for its business activities in China

  • Didier Keskas is new head of HELLA’s Chinese Lighting activities
  • Jörg Brandscheid takes over the management of HELLA’s Electronics business in China

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2019-11-19 Technology & Products

High-resolution lighting system Digital Light SSL | HD: Over 30,000 pixels increase safety and comfort on the road

  • New lighting technology opens up a wide range of applications: optical lane assistant, for example, supports safe vehicle guidance
  • Consistent further development and miniaturisation of matrix LED systems creates new degree of freedom in vehicle design
  • Large-scale production for SSL | HD technology will start in 2022 following successful acquisition

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2019-11-12 Company

HELLA sells relay business to Hongfa

Automotive supplier aligns electronics business even more strongly in line with the automotive market trends of electric mobility and autonomous driving

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2019-11-12 Company

HELLA is one of the best employers for families and women

Recent studies acknowledge HELLA's offer for better reconciliation of family and career as well as for the promotion of women

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2019-11-11 Technology & Products

Innovative sensor for air quality measurement goes into production in 2020

New PM2.5 particle sensor from HELLA measures fine dust content inside and immediately around vehicles

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2019-10-28 Company / Technology & Products

EVTec 2019: HELLA accompanies customers comprehensively on their way to clean mobility

  • Comprehensive product portfolio for all stages of electrification
  • New battery module solutions for mild hybrids enable savings of 5 to 6 grams of CO2 per kilometer driven

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2019-10-09 Technology & Products

HELLA develops artificial driving noise for electric vehicles - AVAS

The acoustic warning system increases the road safety of electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles

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2019-09-27 Company

HELLA Annual General Meeting approves special dividend and elects representatives for Shareholder Committee and Supervisory Board

  • Distribution of a special dividend of € 2.30 per share in addition to a regular dividend of € 1.05 per share resolved
  • Carl-Peter Forster takes over as Chairman of the Shareholder Committee; Klaus Kühn new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

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2019-09-26 Company

HELLA experiences slow start to the new fiscal year as expected

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales decline by 5.5 percent to € 1.6 billion in the first quarter; reported sales drop by 12.1 percent after portfolio changes
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes decrease in the first three months to € 113 million; adjusted EBIT margin is 7.2 percent
  • Further decline in industry development negatively impacts Automotive sales; Aftermarket segment maintains profitability at the previous year’s level; Special Applications has a weak business in individual customer markets
  • Outlook for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 confirmed

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2019-09-11 Company / Technology & Products

Front of the Car: HELLA and Plastic Omnium work on holistic concepts for the vehicle front

Idea of comprehensive integration of lighting components into the vehicle front presented at IAA 2019

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2019-09-11 Company / Technology & Products

Interior of the future: HELLA and Faurecia show joint demonstration vehicle

Partners show pioneering concepts for the future of vehicle interiors at IAA 2019

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2019-09-11 Company / Technology & Products

HELLA launches next generation of lighting technology on the market

SSL | HD: new highly integrated HD-LED lighting system

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2019-09-10 Company / Technology & Products

Exceed Possibilities: HELLA presents lighting and electronic solutions for future mobility at IAA 2019

  • Innovative Dual Voltage Battery for mild hybrids enables significant CO2 savings
  • New road condition sensor extends sensor portfolio for automated driving scenarios
  • New high-resolution digital headlamp technology opens up a wide range of applications
  • Holistic solutions for the vehicle front and the interior of the future jointly developed with partners

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2019-09-05 Technology & Products

HELLA Electronics China honors suppliers for outstanding quality performance

Great importance of strategic partners emphasized at Chinese annual supplier day of the business division Electronics

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2019-08-29 Technology & Products

HELLA is providing e.GO Life with lighting and electronics products

  • LED headlamps set to give the electric vehicle an individual character
  • New electric vacuum pump (UP5) supports braking function

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2019-08-19 Company

HELLA cooperates with Nebula Link to develop solutions for Intelligent Connected Vehicles

The two companies jointly seek to further advance their work on intelligent, connected vehicles in China

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2019-08-16 Company

Exceed possibilities: HELLA presents future concepts at the IAA 2019

Focusing on solutions for electric mobility and autonomous driving

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2019-08-14 Company

Planned changes to the Shareholder Committee and Supervisory Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

  • Carl-Peter Forster proposed as Chairman of the Shareholder Committee
  • Klaus Kühn shall lead the Supervisory Board in the future

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2019-08-09 Company

HELLA compensates for challenging market conditions and outperforms the automotive sector in the fiscal year 2018/2019

  • Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales rise by 5.0 percent in the fiscal year 2018/2019; portfolio effects reduce reported consolidated sales by 1.0 percent to € 7.0 billion 
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes improve to € 585 million; adjusted EBIT margin increases to 8.4 percent
  • Automotive segment benefits from high demand for lighting systems and electronic components; Aftermarket significantly improves profitability; Special Applications sees positive progress in the business for agricultural and construction vehicles 
  • Special dividend proposed as a result of strong development of the balance sheet and the sale of the wholesale business; total dividend at € 3.35 per share 
  • Company outlook reflects major uncertainties in market environment and further declining industry development

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2019-08-07 Company

HELLA Innovation: Local incubator successfully finishes first project with innovative result

  • Semiconductor refrigeration technology as new solution for headlamp demisters
  • HELLA Innovation Center extends a warm welcome to talents coming from HELLA and outside

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2019-07-24 Company

Preliminary figures for fiscal year 2018/2019: HELLA achieves annual targets

  • Currency- and portfolio-adjusted sales growth of 5.0 percent; adjusted EBIT increase by 5.9 percent to € 585 million; adjusted EBIT margin improves to 8.4 percent
  • Continuation of established dividend policy; additional payout of special dividend planned
  • Outlook for fiscal year 2019/2020 reflects high uncertainties in the market environment and therefore decreasing sector development

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2019-07-23 Technology & Products

HELLA further expands its positioning as a leading supplier of steering control modules

Scalable fail-operational modules from HELLA pave the way for automated driving functions

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