2023-01-18 Technology & Products

Climate-friendly and recyclable: NALYSES research project develops sustainable headlamp

  • The research project looks at the entire product life cycle, from the purchase of materials to repair and recyclability.
  • Approaches from the project are also to be transferred to other application and product areas.
  • In addition to HELLA, other partners from industry and science are involved; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the project until 2025

2023-01-13 Company

HELLA significantly increases sales and earnings in the first half of the fiscal year 2022

  • Group sales increased by 25.7% to €3.8 billion in the first six months of the short fiscal year 2022 (H1 FY 22); organic sales growth is 20.8%
  • Adjusted EBIT improved to €202 million; adjusted EBIT margin increased to 5.3%
  • All Business Groups recorded positive business development; Lighting and Electronics had double-digit sales growth
  • The Company outlook for the period 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2023 is confirmed

2023-01-13 Company

FAURECIA and HELLA celebrate their 30th anniversaries in China jointly under the FORVIA umbrella

  • Since the beginning of this year, Faurecia and HELLA have been working to-gether under the FORVIA umbrella
  • Both partners celebrate their 30th anniversary in the Chinese automotive mar-ket, facing a successful future
  • Under the joint FORVIA umbrella, Faurecia and HELLA intend to continue their localization strategy and bring forward tailor-made solutions for Chinese customers

2023-01-04 Technology & Products

Flat, efficient and scalable: HELLA brings FlatLight technology into series production as daytime running light for the first time

  • Lighting concept is successfully transferred from the rear combination lamp to an application in the front area; series production starts in 2025
  • FlatLight technology requires only five millimetres of installation space; implementation of daytime running light, direction indicator and position light in only one light element
  • Customer project also includes headlamps with new CLA technology; miniaturisation of the light module enables striking, 10 millimetre narrow light signature

2022-12-15 Company

CES 2023: FORVIA pioneers technologies that matter to people

  • FORVIA, the 7th global automotive supplier, will reveal several world premieres at CES 2023 from January 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • This marks the first CES with FORVIA presenting its combined portfolio of Faurecia and HELLA technologies addressing megatrends in electrification, automated driving, and personalized cockpits.
  • FORVIA will showcase a series of groundbreaking technology and interactive experiences, demonstrating the Group’s leadership in sustainable materials, energy and weight saving, upgradability, recyclability, and circular economy design.
  • The world's first Solid State Lighting High-Definition headlamp (SSL | HD) is a CES 2023 Innovation Award recipient.
  • Patrick Koller, CEO, to host press conference on January 4 at 09:00am Pacific Time at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to present how FORVIA is rethinking mobility thanks to technologies that matter to people.
  • Visit the FORVIA booth at Central Plaza 3.

2022-12-15 Company

HELLA wins golden award for its brake-by-wire technology in China

  • Fully electric control of the brake-by-wire pedal contributes to the development of major market trends such as autonomous driving and electrification

2022-12-15 Company

HELLA plans to pay a special dividend following the sale of HBPO share

  • Special dividend to be € 2.61 per share
  • Established dividend policy to be continued regarding the regular dividend

2022-12-12 Technology & Products

SSL | HD: HELLA further expands leading market position in chip-based headlamp technologies

  • World's first series production of an SSL | HD headlamp started at the Lippstadt site
  • Total order intake for SSL | HD technology already at around € 1.5 billion after further high-volume project acquisitions
  • High-resolution, safety-relevant lighting functions can be realised through individual switching of up to 25,000 LED pixels per chip
  • Halving of development costs and capital expenditure on the customer side possible due to "world headlamp approach”

2022-12-12 Company

HELLA successfully completes exit from joint venture HBPO

  • 33.33 percent HBPO share successfully transferred to co-shareholder Plastic Omnium
  • Purchase price at € 290 million, including a dividend of around € 8 million

2022-12-08 Technology & Products

Centralization of thermal management continues: HELLA receives further series orders for Coolant Control Hub

  • Further nominations by international and German automobile manufacturers; start of series production planned for 2024 and 2025
  • Higher efficiency of electric cars and lower costs by connecting different cooling circuits in the vehicle
  • Flexible adaptation to customer requirements through modular, integrative platform approach

2022-11-17 Company

HELLA wins two innovation awards for its Digital FlatLight Technology in China

  • Digital FlatLight from HELLA enables customizable light signatures and communication
  • The two awards focus in particular on the technical advancement, innovative strength and industrial influence of HELLA’s lighting solution respectively

2022-11-10 Company

HELLA wins innovation award for its high-voltage battery management system in China

  • The Industry Development Innovation Award recognises the high-voltage battery management system for its outstanding performance in terms of energy efficiency, safety and functionalities.

2022-11-07 Company

INSPIRE THE MOBILITY OF FUTURE FORVIA Debuts at the 5th China International Import Expo

2022-11-03 Company

2022 Capital Markets Day: HELLA accelerates profitable growth under FORVIA Power25 plan

  • Significant market outperformance with annual sales growth of more than 10 percent to over €9.4 billion in 2025
  • Substantial increase in operating margin to above 8 percent and net cash flow to around 4 percent of sales in 2025, supported by strong profitable growth in Electronics and a profitability turnaround in Lighting
  • On track for announced FORVIA sales synergies of €300 million to €400 million and cost synergies of over €250 million by 2025, around half of which attributable to HELLA

2022-10-26 Technology & Products

HELLA brings 77 GHz corner radar into series production in China

  • The launch of the product is of great significance for HELLA to further strengthen the localization of global leading technologies in China
  • HELLA 77 GHz corner radars enable high detection performance and multiple application scenarios

2022-10-05 Technology & Products

HELLA is branding electromobility: Billion-Euro customer orders for multifunctional Front Phygital Shields

  • From mid-2025, HELLA will equip a total of eight different electric vehicles from German premium car manufacturers with highly integrated modules for the front of the vehicle
  • Large Front Phygital Shields offer new design freedom to showcase the vehicle front as a styling element and strengthen brand differentiation
  • Multifunctional module available in different integration depths and customer variations
  • Use of innovative polyurethanes gives surface technology a self-healing effect

2022-09-29 Company

HELLA starts the new fiscal year with double-digit sales growth

  • Group sales increased by 21.6 percent to € 1.8 billion in the first fiscal quarter; adjusted EBIT of € 91 million at prior-year level; adjusted EBIT margin at 5.1 percent
  • Strong demand for HELLA core products and technologies in all three business groups: Lighting, Electronics and Lifecycle Solutions
  • HELLA continues internationalization of business with disproportionate growth in China as well as North and South America 
  • Company outlook confirmed despite various market uncertainties

2022-09-22 Technology & Products

HELLA develops series production-ready key components for all-electric steer-by-wire system

  • The steer-by-wire system enables the steering to be flexibly adjusted to the specific customer or situation and opens up new design possibilities in the vehicle interior
  • The all-electric steering system is being developed together with other partners; HELLA is contributing essential key components
  • The development partner is Geely's Lotus Tech Innovation Centre and the steering system will be rolled out to other customers within and outside the Geely Group

2022-08-30 Technology & Products

HELLA enhances thermal management portfolio with new, powerful components

  • New electronic Valve Actuator and powerful Media Pumps complement existing product range
  • Thermal management components improve service life, efficiency and performance of electric vehicles
  • Series production launch of new HELLA solutions is scheduled for 2025

2022-08-18 Company

HELLA significantly outperforms the market in the fiscal year 2021/2022 and achieves record order intake

  • Automotive segment outperforms global light vehicle production by 6.5 percentage points; Aftermarket sales grow by 15.6 percent, mainly due to independent aftermarket business; Special Applications increases sales by 8.3 percent due to strong business for agricultural and construction machinery
  • Consolidated sales of € 6.3 billion only slightly down on the prior-year level; currency and portfolio-adjusted sales at € 6.2 billion
  • Adjusted EBIT amounts to € 279 million due to high R&D capital expenditure and rising cost burdens; adjusted EBIT margin at 4.4 percent
  • Order intake at record level of around € 10 billion; among other things due to numerous orders for forward-looking technologies such as Digital Light SSL | HD, 77 GHz radar sensors and battery management systems
  • Dividend payment of € 0.49 per share proposed for the fiscal year 2021/2022
  • Significant increase in sales and earnings forecast for the next twelve months; nevertheless, market risks remain

2022-08-05 Company

Judith Buss and Andreas Renschler to join HELLA's Shareholder Committee and Supervisory Board as independent members

  • Andreas Renschler is nominated to become Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Judith Buss is nominated to chair the Audit Committee on the board
  • With their election, there would be again three independent members on the Shareholder Committee; on the Supervisory Board, the number of independent members would increase to three
  • These nominations demonstrate the strong independent corporate governance of HELLA

2022-08-01 Company

Klaus Kühn resigns as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and as a member of HELLA’s Shareholders’ Committee

  • Klaus Kühn to step down from both bodies for personal reasons at the end of the Annual General Meeting on 30 September 2022
  • Decision to be taken in the near future on a succession plan, which will then be put to the Annual General Meeting for approval

2022-07-28 Company

Prof Dr Wolfgang Ziebart designated for chairmanship of the HELLA Shareholder Committee

  • Prof Dr Wolfgang Ziebart to be elected to the Shareholder Committee, where he will take over as Chairman from Carl-Peter Forster, who is to step down from his position at the end of September 2022
  • Ziebart has excellent industry expertise as well as extensive management and committee experience, enabling him to actively help continue the HELLA success story from his position on the Shareholder Committee

2022-07-28 Company

Exit from joint venture: HELLA agrees sale of HELLA held HBPO shares to Plastic Omnium

  • Further milestone reached in sharpening HELLA‘s profile as a technology company with Lighting, Electronics and Lifecycle Solutions at its core
  • Closing expected in the fourth quarter of 2022

2022-07-26 Technology & Products

Light up the way with intelligence and style: Dynamic LED matrix HELLA headlamp for the Smart #1

  • HELLA provides lighting technology that supports intelligent lighting functions and customized styling options

2022-07-25 Company

HELLA further expands manufacturing capacity in China and opens new lighting plant with joint venture partner BHAP

  • Third lighting plant of the joint venture Beijing Hella BHAP Automotive Lighting in China
  • Annual production volume initially is at around 600,000 parts
  • With a two-meter long continuous light band for the front of the vehicle, one of the largest and most complex of its kind is manufactured in the new plant

2022-07-20 Company

Preliminary yearly figures: HELLA significantly outperforms global automotive market despite sales decline

  • According to preliminary figures for the fiscal year 2021/2022, currency and portfolio-adjusted sales declined by 2.4% to € 6.2 billion due to lower worldwide vehicle production
  • Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes fell to around € 280 million as a result of consistent investments in future technologies and increasing cost burdens; adjusted EBIT margin at 4.4%

2022-07-11 Technology & Products

HELLA brings fully electric brake-by-wire pedal into large-scale production worldwide for the first time

  • Brake commands are transmitted exclusively electrically using by-wire technology
  • Fully electric control supporting functions of automated driving and customised setting of the brake function
  • Use of lightweight materials and elimination of required components reduces vehicle weight
  • X-by-wire pedals open up new long-term possibilities for designing the Cockpit of the Future

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

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

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

2022-04-22 Company

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022-02-07 Company

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2021-04-29 Technology & Products

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

HELLA creates the perfect ambience for luxury class limousine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

2021-01-27 Technology & Products

New business sedan car equipped with HELLA lighting technology

Adaptive matrix headlamps provide better visibility on the road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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