Our network strategy aims to create added value for the customer by bringing together suitable partners and complementary fields of expertise. We believe in clear “win-win” solutions for all concerned: HELLA, our partners, and our customers. Since the 1990s, when we first launched our network strategy, we have established a number of different partnerships and joint ventures all over the world, which generated total sales of € 3.8 billion in the fiscal year 2018/2019.
HBPO is a joint venture between HELLA and Plastic Omnium. Specializing in the design, development, installation and logistics of completed front-end modules, this company is the first of its kind in the world. Specialized knowledge of lighting technology, electronics, engine cooling and air-conditioning technology dovetails perfectly to benefit our customers – as the company’s international project management expertise also does.
This joint venture between HELLA and Mahle is one of the world’s leading companies in the area of climate control and thermal management for the automotive industry. Its main product group consists of operator and control units for vehicle air conditioning; climate control sensors and fan controls round out the portfolio. BHTC covers the entire spectrum in this segment, from design and development to production of entire climate control systems.
This joint venture formed by HELLA and Leoni specializes in designing electrical and electronic system architectures for vehicles and advises carmakers around the globe in this arena. The company’s intelligent systems ensure optimum control and monitoring of the distribution of energy, data and signals in the vehicle.
Beijing Samlip Automotive Lighting is specialized in the production and sales of headlamps, rear combination lamps and signal lights. The joint venture is regarded as the exclusive supplier for Korean customers in China and in so doing combines HELLA's know-how in lighting systems with established business relationships with Korean customers from Samlip.
With a comprehensive range of products, important partners and a powerful global sales network, Behr Hella Service is one of the leading suppliers of cooling and air-conditioning products on the Independent Aftermarket today. Behr Hella Service already covers around 80 percent of the Western European car fleet with respect to radiators, air-conditioning compressors and condensers.
This joint venture between HELLA and Mando pools both companies’ expertise in the area of chassis systems and electronics as well as driver assistance systems. The company develops active systems for improved driving safety and comfort, with a particular focus on the needs of Korean carmakers.
Headquartered in Changchun, the joint venture is responsible for developing, manufacturing and selling lighting systems as well as integrating electronics parts and control units in headlamps. Changchun FAWAY Automobile Components, a subsidiary of FAW, is a partner of the joint venture and specializes in automotive spare parts and accessories in China. The joint venture focuses on manufacturing lighting systems for the Chinese market.
With its extensive range of all manner of brake products and its excellent technology, the joint venture of Hella Pagid can meet even the highest demands. In its role as one of the leading brands in the independent aftermarket, Hella Pagid Brake System provides its customers with an ever-adapting range of products. This includes a huge selection of wear parts and hydraulic parts as well as fluids and accessories. The joint venture of TMD Friction and HELLA marries together the expertise of an original equipment supplier, the brake specialist TMD Friction boasting know-how that has built up over decades, with the global sales and service competence of HELLA.
Start of cooperation: 2013
As one of the global market leaders for radar sensors, InnoSenT GmbH develops and manufactures pioneering radar technology for safety-enhancing driver assistance systems in cars, such as the Lane Change or Lane Tracking Assistant. InnoSenT GmbH is also involved in producing systems designed for traffic monitoring and building surveillance. The focus of the cooperation between HELLA and InnoSenT GmbH primarily concentrates on the development and production of radar sensors for automotive applications in HELLA's global network.
Beijing Hella BHAP Automotive Lighting, the joint venture of HELLA and leading Chinese automobile manufacturer BAIC, develops, manufactures and sells competitive headlamps and rear combination lamps specifically with the Chinese market in mind. To this end, the company draws on the comprehensive experience HELLA has gained in lighting technology and combines this know-how with the market access offered by the joint venture partner. With the joint venture, HELLA solidifies and strengthens its presence in the important growth market of China in the long term.
HELLA BHAP Electronics is the second joint venture that HELLA has established together with BHAP, a company belonging to the Chinese automotive group BAIC, and the first joint venture dealing with electronics components for HELLA in China. The production facility of the joint venture will be located in Zhenjiang where a new electronics plant is being currently set up. The plant will initially comprise a production area of 7,000 square meters. It is planned to commence series production at the beginning of 2020 with the first product groups being various electronic control units for customers of the BAIC Group.