Company / 24.10.2017

Delhi, 24th October 2017 Hella India Lighting has won the esteemed CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2017. Hella has been recognised as Most Innovative Enterprise in India in the Mid-Size Manufacturing Companies category. After short-listing Hella India Lighting Ltd. among the Top 26 Innovative Organisations across more than 200 Large, Medium and Small Industries in the country, the Grand Jury announced it as the category winner in a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Hotel Lalit in New Delhi on October24, 2017

CII Industrial Innovation Awards were instituted by CII in 2014 to recognise and celebrate visionary enterprises across industry segments. These premier awards seek to recognise and honour the Indian industry's brightest stars and to identify the top innovative organisations.

After months of rigorous evaluation process, site audit and Grand Jury interaction, HIL was announced as Winner of CII Innovation Awards- 2017 and be amongst the 6 Top Winners out of 26 most innovative organisations participated in the final round, each in their respective Categories.

The awards ceremony was attended by Dr. C Muralikrishna Kumar, Senior Adviser, NITI Aayog; Dr. Naushad Forbes, Past President, Confederation of Indian Industry, Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall; Rajan Navani Chairman, CII Council on Future Businesses, 2017-18 & Managing Director, Jetline Group; Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, CII Start-up Council, Chairman Axilor Ventures and Co-founder, Infosys; and Dr Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, Co-Editor, Global Innovation Index & Senior Economist, WIPO.

Speaking about the Award, Mr. Rama Shankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting said,” this coveted award not only underlines their excellence in pioneering lighting solutions in the country but also in raising the standards of safety, reliability and styling for the industry. This recognition will further motivate the company to strengthen its commitment towards its vision of bringing “Technology of Tomorrow for the Life of Today” to Indian roads. Millions of Indians drive everyday to their work and more than 400 never come back to their homes and families. India needs to arrest this alarming level of road accidents and we as responsible Industry players have dedicated our development and production resources towards this mission. The award shall also go a long way in strengthening the confidence of our OEM partners and suppliers”

HIL showcased its companywide innovation framework and presented the following

innovative products developed for Indian Automotive Segment:

1. The first of its kind LED based “Fit & Forget “Maintenance Free Stop & Tail Lamps reduce the alarming number of road deaths on highways. The fully sealed, water and dust proof, vibration resistant and Go-Green product improves battery life, fuel efficiency and needs thinner wiring across the vehicle with 80% less power consumption.

2. Modular Projector Head Lamps in a unique Semi Customisation approach achieve an excellent cost innovation for Low Volume, high variety Indian OEMs of select market segments, to bring state of the art technology at an affordable cost. One example of cost saving is less tooling investment and quick development time, as core design remains the same yet differentiation is achieved via flexible styling.

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