Press releases
Press releases
2023-09-29 Company

Bernard Schäferbarthold will become new HELLA CEO

  • CFO Bernard Schäferbarthold to take over as CEO from 1 January 2024, succeeding Michel Favre
  • Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ziebart: "Bernard Schäferbarthold has already demonstrated his high level of management expertise on several occasions. At the same time, I would like to thank Michel Favre for his excellent work."

2023-09-26 Technology & Products

busworld 2023: HELLA shows modular concepts and customer-specific lighting innovations for city buses and coaches

  • Sustainable and powerful: headlamps for new Marcopolo G8 series
  • Modular, durable, striking: full LED rear combination lamps
  • SlimLine Bi-LED headlamp: first rectangular light module

2023-09-11 Company

New CHRO: HELLA appoints Stefanie Rheker as new member of the Management Board

  • Entry into Management Board in the second quarter of 2024 at the latest
  • Many years of personnel experience and leadership skills in an international corporate environment

2023-09-01 Company

IAA Mobility 2023: FORVIA presents its Vision of Connected, Sustainable and Automated Mobility

2023-08-31 Werkstatt & Service

Market launch for professional High Voltage Battery Diagnostics in Automotive Workshops

  • Professional evaluation tool by Hella Gutmann for second hand electric vehicles
  • Dependable statement on the 'State of Healthʼ of the traction battery
  • Workshop-compatible solution with multi-brand diagnostic device mega macs X

2023-08-14 Company

Moody's confirms HELLA's investment grade rating and raises outlook

  • HELLA corporate rating unchanged at Baa3, outlook raised to "stable"
  • Moody's recognizes above all HELLA's successful business development and strong liquidity position
  • Confirmation of investment grade rating secures access to long-term and independent corporate financing

2023-08-08 Garages & Services

Hella Gutmann diagnostic devices now with automated Diagnosics function

  • By clicking on the ”Automatic Diagnostics” button, mega macs diagnostic devices with SDI software automatically run through the entire process
  • Artificial intelligence makes decisions and performs statistical evaluations

2023-07-28 Company

State-of-the-art, sustainable and representative: HELLA will build new headquarters at Lippstadt site

  • The new location will be realised as an attractive new building on the premises of the current company headquarters
  • The project will be developed in cooperation with renowned Düsseldorf-based architects RKW Architektur +
  • Groundbreaking is planned for mid-2024

2023-07-25 Technology & Products

IAA Mobility: FORVIA showcases its technology at Europe's largest Automotive trade show

  • FORVIA presents its portfolio in three strategic growth areas: electrification and energy management, safe and automated driving as well as digital and sustainable cockpit experiences
  • With its solutions, FORVIA underlines its commitment to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2045

2023-07-24 Company

First half of 2023: HELLA accelerates sales growth and increases operating income by 76 percent

  • Group sales rise by 17.3 percent to €4.0 billion, outperforming growth of global light vehicle production by 6 percentage points
  • Operating income amounts to €245 million; operating income margin increases by two percentage points to 6.1 percent
  • Net cash flow to sales ratio improves to 2.2 percent after negative prior-year figure
  • Double-digit sales growth in all Business Groups; Lighting and Electronics develop significantly better than automotive production
  • Company outlook for the fiscal year 2023 confirmed

2023-07-18 Technology & Products

Lighting technology at the highest level: HELLA and Porsche launch world's first SSL | HD matrix headlamp

  • Digital headlamp system SSL | HD is used for the first time in the new Porsche Cayenne
  • More than 32,000 LED pixels per headlamp realise new, intelligent lighting functionalities
  • First high-resolution headlamp based on micro-LEDs is produced at the lighting plant in Lippstadt

2023-07-06 Technology & Products

SlimLine Bi-LED headlamp: HELLA presents first rectangular Bi-LED headlamp

  • Bi-LED headlamp with advanced lighting technology and electronics for a wide range of applications and maximum demands
  • Extraordinarily slim design and technological freedom thanks to modular system

2023-06-19 Company

Adnan Cemal becomes new Managing Director of Hella Gutmann Solutions

  • With Adnan Cemal, a long-standing HELLA executive takes over the management of the leading workshop specialist
  • He succeeds Rolf Kunold, who is leaving the company at his own request

2023-05-24 Technology & Products

Steering technology of the future: HELLA supplies sensor technology for all-electric steer-by-wire systems

  • HELLA is one of the first suppliers on the market to bring steering sensors for by-wire applications into series production
  • Steering sensors detect the torque and angle of the steering wheel and transmit signals to the steering control system purely electrically
  • First series production starts in 2025 for various well-known customers

2023-05-16 Technology & Products

HELLA wins numerous series orders in the field of electromobility

  • First series project for battery management systems in the US market; market launch in cooperation with AMP
  • Expansion of the product portfolio with electronic valve actuator; delivery to electric platform of a German car manufacturer
  • Monitoring of battery status through intelligent battery sensors; development focus on redundant product design for automated driving
  • Safe charging of electric vehicles with the aid of micro-actuators; series order from major Chinese car manufacturer
  • Electronics Managing Director Jörg Weisgerber: "Orders underscore that we are excellently positioned in the growth field of electromobility"

2023-04-28 Company

HELLA Annual General Meeting 2023 resolves dividend payment of euro 2.88 per share

  • In addition to the regular dividend, the dividend includes the payment of a special dividend after the exit from the HBPO joint venture
  • Annual General Meeting also approves all other agenda items with a large majority

2023-04-27 Company

First quarter 2023: HELLA improves profitability by 10 percent

  • Sales grow by 14.4 percent to €2.0 billion; global vehicle production increases by around 6 percent in the same period
  • Operating income improves to €111 million; operating income margin at 5.6 percent and largely at prior-year level; considerable investments to realize high order volumes
  • Net cash flow in relation to sales amounts to -1.9 percent due to high investments and the significantly improved sales development
  • All Business Groups record double-digit sales growth
  • Company outlook for the fiscal year 2023 confirmed

2023-04-24 Company

Hella Pagid celebrates its tenth anniversary

  • Since its foundation in April 2013, the joint venture has developed into a leading full-range supplier of brake systems in the independent aftermarket
  • The key factors are the high product coverage and the excellent quality of products and services

2023-04-13 Company

HELLA increases sales by more than 14 percent in the first quarter

  • Consolidated sales of HELLA increase significantly to around € 2.0 billion
  • Successful business development is supported by all Business Groups
  • HELLA CEO Michel Favre: "Strong start to new fiscal year underlines excellent positioning along key strategic growth areas"

2023-04-11 Technology & Products

LogiMAT 2023: HELLA presents innovative lighting technology and sensor solutions in Stuttgart

  • HELLA presents numerous product solutions for material handling, safe working con-ditions and improved comfort as well as increased efficiency at the leading trade fair for intralogistics
  • Product highlights include a brand-new S series work lamp, lighting solutions with VISIOTECH technology and sensor solutions for driver assistance systems

2023-04-05 Company

Auto Shanghai 2023: From electrification to Captain Chair: FORVIA displays deep understanding of chinese market

  • FORVIA will showcase breakthrough technologies at Auto Shanghai from April 18-27, 2023, participating for the first time as the world’s 7th largest automotive technology supplier
  • FORVIA will present its new solutions developed for the Chinese market along-side its global state-of-the-art portfolio, including its award-winning Solid-State Lighting High-Definition headlamp (SSL | HD).
  • All these technologies illustrate FORVIA’s commitment to become carbon-neutral across all operations and products by 2045.
  • Visit FORVIA at Hall 1.2, booth 1BF005, National Exhibition and Convention Center.

2023-03-21 Company

Short fiscal year 2022: HELLA once again achieves record level with order intake of euro 1 billion per month

  • Reported sales in the short fiscal year 2022 (1 June to 31 December 2022) amount to €4.4 billion; adjusted EBIT is €222 million; adjusted EBIT margin rises to 5.0 percent
  • High production volumes in the lighting business in China; Electronics Business Group meets the strong demand for product solutions for electromobility and automated driving; Lifecycle Solutions successful in the spare parts and agricultural machinery business
  • Order intake was around €7 billion, especially for key automotive future trends and in strategic growth fields
  • Dividend payment totalling €2.88 per share proposed: continuation of established dividend policy and special dividend after HBPO share sale
  • Outlook for the fiscal year 2023: adjusted sales to be in the range of around €8.0 to 8.5 billion and operating income margin to be in the range of around 5.5 to 7.0 percent; net cash flow in relation to sales at approximately 2 percent

2023-03-09 Technology & Products

HELLA expands Black Magic auxiliary headlamp series with 32 new lightbars

  • Expanded Black Magic series impresses with robust design, aluminum housing and ex-cellent light performance; all-black lightbars match any vehicle design
  • Range expansion includes 14 lightbars with ECE approval for on-road use and 18 light-bars for off-road applications

2023-03-02 Company

CONEXPO 2023: HELLA presents new lighting solutions for construction machinery and mining vehicles

  • Introducing the New C240 LED combination headlamp from HELLA with exceptional design for heavy-duty applications
  • Smart lighting solutions increase operator safety, health and productivity
  • All-round talent: Second generation of the RokLUME 280N work light with six illumination variants

2023-02-21 Technology & Products

HELLA manufactures 500 millionth accelerator pedal sensor

  • First series production started in 1996; today HELLA is global market leader with a share of over 40 percent
  • Company-wide first customer project in fail-safe design underway; further growth expected due to new requirements for vehicle interiors

2023-02-16 Company

Preliminary figures and company outlook published: HELLA expects record sales and further improved profitability for 2023

  • Solid performance in short fiscal year 2022 (1 June to 31 December 2022): sales at € 4.4 billion on a preliminary basis; adjusted EBIT margin at 5.0 percent
  • Order intake of around € 7 billion within short fiscal year 2022
  • Successful business development in all Business Groups due to high demand for core products
  • Cost synergies from cooperation with Faurecia under the FORVIA umbrella expected to reach more than € 300 million at the end of 2025
  • Fiscal year 2023: Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales expected to be in the range of around € 8.0 to 8.5 billion and operating income margin at around 5.5 to 7.0 percent; projected net cash flow at approximately 2 percent of sales

2023-02-06 Company

HELLA appoints Jörg Weisgerber and Stefan van Dalen, two executives from its own ranks, to the Management Board

  • Jörg Weisgerber is taking over from Björn Twiehaus as head of HELLA's electronics business on April 1
  • Stefan van Dalen is succeeding Dr. Lea Corzilius as new Managing Director Lifecycle Solutions also as of April 1

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

2023-01-12 Garages & Services

Hella Pagid: Range is continuously being expanded

  • Hella Pagid continues to expand its position as the leading full-range supplier in the independent automotive aftermarket
  • Expansion of the range leads to coverage of 6,611 vehicle applications in 2022
  • This covers almost 100 per cent of the European vehicle population

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

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

2022-12-15 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 Faur-ecia and HELLA technologies addressing megatrends in electrification, auto-mated 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 de-sign.
  • 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 rethink-ing mobility thanks to technologies that matter to people.
  • Visit the FORVIA booth at Central Plaza 3.

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 Technology & Products

Hella Gutmann and ADAC extend their partnership with telematics and remote diagnosis

  • ‘Yellow Angelsʼreceive telematics support
  • Smart Connect transmits selected vehicle data to ADAC headquarters
  • More precise troubleshooting and faster onward travel

2022-11-16 Technology & Products

Consumer Electronics Show: Digital headlamp system SSL | HD receives CES 2023 Innovation Award

  • The world's first high-resolution headlamp based on matrix LED technology
  • Implementation of new, safety-relevant lighting functions by means of intelligent control of up to 25,000 LEDs per chip
  • Installation space requirements for light module reduced by 75 percent

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

2022-10-25 Technology & Products

HELLA enters high-voltage market for power electronics with major customer order

  • HELLA equips ten different vehicle series of a German premium manufacturer with high-voltage voltage converters; production start mid-2025
  • Converter acts as interface between high-voltage vehicle electrical system and 12-volt consumers and ensures redundant power supply of components for automated driving and other safety-relevant functionalities

2022-10-20 Garages & Services

HELLA offers webinar on Universal Lighting

  • Target groups are workshops, wholesalers as well as other interested parties who are looking for innovative universal lighting solutions for vehicles
  • Dates on 25 and 27 October as well as on 2 November 2022; registrations for the free event now possible via HELLA TECH WORLD

2022-10-13 Technology & Products

Rear combination lamp technology at its best: HELLA with first customer order for innovative FlatLight concept

  • FlatLight technology to go into series production for the first time for an international car manufacturer as early as mid-2024
  • Light guide concept with particularly small optics reduces installation space requirements and weight and fundamentally changes the design of light signatures
  • Technology has around 80 percent lower energy requirements compared to conventional systems

2022-10-12 Company

Award in two categories: HELLA and Hella Gutmann Solutions named Best Brand in readers' poll

  • HELLA voted number 1 in the lighting technology and lighting category for the sixth time in a row
  • Hella Gutmann Solutions once again the leader in beamsetter category; award confirms continued trust in services and products

2022-10-11 Company

HELLA further expands global electronics network with two new development sites in Romania

  • Activities focus primarily on the development of product solutions for electromobility and automated driving
  • New development sites will create up to 300 new jobs over the next three to four years

2022-10-10 Company

bauma 2022: HELLA presents new lighting solutions for construction machinery and mining vehicles

  • World premiere: New LED combination headlamp from HELLA with exceptional design for heavy-duty applications
  • Smart lighting solutions improve occupational safety and comfort and increase cost efficiency
  • All-round talent: Second generation of the RokLUME 280N work light with six illumination variants

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

2022-09-30 Company

Annual General Meeting approves all agenda items with a large majority

  • Dividend of € 0.49 per share approved for the fiscal year 2021/2022; total distribution amount at € 54 million
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart takes over as Chairman of the Shareholder Committee; Andreas Renschler becomes new Chairman of the Supervisory Board; Judith Buss will chair the Audit Committee in future
  • HELLA CEO Michel Favre: "Business development and record order intake show: HELLA's business model is robust and positioned for the future".

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

2022-09-21 Technology & Products

SHAKE Road Condition Sensor Supported on NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion Platform

  • Structure-borne sound sensor SHAKE identifies road conditions and detects water film on road surfaces
  • Sensor technology complements existing assistance and safety systems, enabling vehicles to “see”, “feel” and “hear”
  • HELLA 77 GHz radar sensors also qualified for NVIDIA autonomous-vehicle development platform

2022-09-15 Company

IAA Transportation 2022: FORVIA showcases strong expertise with Faurecia and HELLA

  • FORVIA, 7th largest automotive industry supplier, will propose several world premieres at IAA Transportation
  • New Cryogenic Hydrogen Storage Solution as part of zero-emission products for hydrogen mobility, as well as the world’s first truck seat platform
  • New modular, customized full-LED lamp and its latest intelligent battery sensor for smart energy management

2022-09-13 Garages & Services

Repair service at the touch of a button: HELLA Tech World with expanded scope

  • Clarion Europe repair service for independent workshops now available via HELLA Tech World
  • Repair-instead-of-replacement philosophy not only reduces costs, but also protects the environment

2022-09-12 Company

HELLA Aftermarket: Wholesalers and workshops benefit from pooling of expertise with Faurecia Service in the field of exhaust systems

  • Around 3,300 different Faurecia Service exhaust system kits available through HELLA aftermarket organisation
  • HELLA now offers a complete chain of OE expertise in the field of exhaust systems with over 26,000 OE application references
  • Wholesalers and workshops benefit from expanded product range and simplified processes

2022-09-08 Company

Automechanika 2022: HELLA fully supports workshops in the transformation of mobility

  • E-mobility and automated driving place new demands on independent workshops
  • HELLA offers comprehensive product and service solutions for the independent aftermarket to successfully manage change

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

2022-08-30 Garages & Services

Hella Gutmann presents automated diagnostics

  • Use of artificial intelligence (AI) to identify faulty vehicle components
  • Automated one-click diagnostics

2022-08-29 Garages & Services

Hella Pagid expands product range of core-free brake calipers

  • Product range grows by 110 items to 222 brake calipers from a wide range of vehicle brands
  • Strong increase in market coverage to around 8,200 vehicle applications

2022-08-25 Werkstatt & Service

Diagnostic device mega macs X for vehicle communication of tomorrow

  • mega macs X from Hella Gutmann handles DoIP and 'Security Gatewayʼ
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics for traditional and battery-electric vehicles

2022-08-22 Garages & Services

Guided high-voltage measurements with mega macs X

  • New functions make measurement procedures in the high-voltage range easier
  • Vehicle-specific step-by-step guidance for disconnecting voltages
  • Automatically generated test sequences for further measurements

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

2022-08-08 Company

Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf: HELLA shows prototype of an illuminated radiator grille emblem for the first time

  • Visual and futuristic enhancement of the vehicle front with illuminated, customized radiator grille logos
  • Innovative lighting solutions such as combination lights and headlamps take center stage this year

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

2022-08-03 Company

IAA Transportation 2022: FORVIA presents its expert solutions for commercial vehicles

  • Faurecia and HELLA showcase their wide range of technologies for advanced, safe, and sustainable mobility at the leading trade fair in Hanover, Germany
  • Visitors can experience FORVIA's innovative solutions live in a demo truck

2022-08-02 Company

Automechanika 2022: HELLA presents comprehensive range of products and services for automotive workshops and wholesalers

  • The focus is particularly on solutions for the electromobility megatrend and a wide range of training and service offerings for workshops and customers.
  • Hella Gutmann and Hella Pagid are also represented at the approximately 800 square meter HELLA booth (Hall 9.0, Booth A80/88)

2022-08-02 Garages & Services

Hella Gutmann goes further with cyber security management

  • Extension of Cyber Security Management to include Renault and Kia security systems
  • Latest, secured vehicle models to diagnose as easy as usual
  • Multi-brand solution integrated in mega macs grows to twelve brands

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

2022-08-01 Company

iVT Expo 2022 in Chicago: HELLA presents lighting solutions for agricultural and construction machinery and the mining sector

  • Universal S-Series work lights allow easy conversion of halogen headlamps to LED technology
  • K-LED Nano warning light offers LED technology in the smallest of spaces for vehicles with height restrictions

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

2022-07-28 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

2022-07-25 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

2022-07-07 Company

35. ADAC Truck Grand Prix: HELLA presents brand new Black Magic LED work lamps series

  • Robust Black Magic work lamps for off-road applications also available in Europe since the beginning of the year
  • Optimized luminous efficacy and LED service life thanks to intelligent adaptation to the respective ambient temperature

2022-06-14 Garages & Services

High-voltage battery diagnostics with the mega macs

  • Hella Gutmann Solutions is taking a dual-track approach to the increasingly important field of high-voltage battery diagnostics
  • HV battery diagnostics 'Basicʼ: possible as part of the e-mobility functions of the mega macs diagnostic devices
  • HV battery diagnostics 'Proʼ: for objective and certified determination of the State of Health (SoH) under development

2022-06-09 Garages & Services

For the twelfth time in a row: HELLA is voted "Best Brand" at ETM Readers' Awards

  • Around 6,000 readers took part in this year's vote; more than half favoured HELLA in the lighting category
  • Award confirms years of trust in the quality of HELLA lighting products

2022-06-03 Company

First trade fair appearance under the FORVIA umbrella brand: HELLA and Faurecia jointly presented technologies for the mobility of tomorrow in Japan

  • Joint HELLA and Faurecia stand concept at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2022 in Yokohama picked up on the new design language of the FORVIA umbrella brand
  • Numerous product highlights for safe, sustainable, advanced and customised mobility were presented

2022-05-30 Company

iVT 2022 in Cologne: HELLA presents lighting solutions for the agricultural and construction machinery sector

  • Universal S-Series work lights allow easy conversion of halogen headlamps to LED technology
  • K-LED Nano warning light offers LED technology in the smallest of spaces

2022-05-24 Technology & Products

HELLA introduces the next generation of ambient vehicle lighting

  • Slim Light System enables integration of additional safety functions thanks to compact design
  • Smart lights support communication between occupants and vehicle
  • Combination of lighting solutions and sensor technology brings more intelligence into the vehicle and increases comfort, well-being and safety

2022-05-16 Technology & Products

HELLA receives major order for innovative Coolant Control Hub

  • As the first product of its kind, the Coolant Control Hub combines all necessary functions for efficient thermal management
  • Ideal distribution of thermal energy increases range of electric vehicles and reduces charging times; modular system approach reduces costs and number of components required
  • Subsystem to go into series production for the first time in 2024; initially, a leading international automobile manufacturer will be supplied

2022-05-11 Technology & Products

IFAT 2022: HELLA presents lighting solutions for ideal lighting conditions in Munich

  • HELLA FMS Base / FMS Prime work lights provide perfect close-range illumination around the vehicle
  • VISIOTECH projection technology makes visual communication possible

2022-05-06 Technology & Products

Energy-efficient work lamps and floodlights from HELLA provide optimum illumination

  • Low-fatigue and safe working thanks to an ideal illumination of the working area
  • HELLA lighting solutions S-Series, Floodlight and High Bay are energy-efficient and reduce CO2 emissions

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

2022-04-29 Company

HELLA intends to consistently expand and further develop the Business Group Lifecycle Solutions

  • Increasing demand for solutions to extend the lifecycle of vehicles shall be addressed even more through targeted investments in the spare parts and workshop business
  • Regarding the integration and further alignment of the Special Applications activities, various strategic options are currently being examined, including a possible sale

2022-04-26 Technology & Products

HELLA presents innovative lighting and electronics solutions at LogiMAT in Stuttgart

  • HELLA shows numerous product solutions for material handling, safe working and improved comfort as well as increased efficiency at the leading trade fair for intralogistics
  • Product highlights include work lamps, beacons and sensors

2022-04-25 Technology & Products

RETTmobil: HELLA presents three innovative lighting solutions for emergency vehicles

  • BST-X intersection warning system ensures ideal warning effect even in situations where it is difficult to see
  • Corner Module 270 now also available with blue light color for emergency vehicles
  • Stop signalling device ASG-S from HELLA can be easily attached to the sun visor

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

2022-04-04 Company

Changes in the HELLA Shareholders Committee

  • Carl-Peter Forster will resign from the HELLA Shareholders Committee and its position as Chairman as of the end of September 2022 allowing him to concentrate on new business activities
  • Horst Binnig resigns from the HELLA Shareholders Committee for personal reasons as of the end of April 2022
  • A replacement process has been launched and will be completed shortly

2022-03-28 Technology & Products

All-round talent: Launch of the second generation of the RokLUME 280N work lamp

  • HELLA launches further developed work lamp for heavy-duty applications
  • Expansion to six different illumination variants with new tunnel flood

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

2022-03-22 Company

Fourth time in a row: HELLA again Recognized by General Motors as a 2021 Supplier of the Year Winner

  • As in the previous year, HELLA received the award in two categories: Chassis this time in Chassis Electronics and Lighting & Bulbs

2022-03-09 Company

HELLA invests in the expansion of the Großpetersdorf site in Austria

  • New construction of a tool warehouse and a logistics hall as well as significant investments in the topic of Industry 4.0
  • Installation of a charging infrastructure to promote electromobility

2022-03-07 Garages & Services

High-voltage and low-voltage measurements with the mega macs X diagnostic device

  • Wireless networked devices from Hella Gutmann allow diagnostics and measurements up to 1,000 volts
  • A future-proof solution for work on vehicles with different drive types and electrical systems

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

2022-02-22 Company

Hella Pagid remains the main sponsor of racing one in 2022

Cooperation with racing one enters fifth year

2022-02-18 Garages & Services

Software update for Hella Gutmann diagnostic devices

  • mega macs supports working on Tesla Model S and Model X
  • Extension of the Cyber Security Management to include the security system SFD of the Volkswagen Group

2022-02-10 Company

HELLA and Faurecia cooperate in the independent aftermarket business

  • Automotive suppliers pool their high level of expertise in the area of original equipment and act jointly in the aftermarket
  • Workshops and wholesalers benefit from a powerful service offering and an expanded product range
  • Cooperation starts in the area of exhaust systems; successive expansion of product range planned

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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