Lippstadt, 12. September 2022.
Since the beginning of the year, HELLA and Faurecia have been operating under the joint umbrella brand FORVIA. This also opens up new opportunities for the independent aftermarket by allowing the companies to pool their OE expertise. As a result, Faurecia Service product lines can now also be purchased through HELLA's high-performance trade organisation. This starts with Easy2Fit® exhaust systems, which were specially developed to meet the requirements of wholesalers and workshops and are available immediately in selected markets via the HELLA aftermarket organisation.
Over 26,000 OE applications can be covered by approximately 3,300 different exhaust system kits across four product groups (diesel particulate filter (DPF), catalytic converters, silencers, exhaust pipes). The big advantage: space and storage costs can be reduced and logistics are streamlined. The significantly simplified ordering and logistics process ensures fast and cost-effective repairs, and the exhaust systems can be efficiently replaced by just one car mechanic. Together with the proven HELLA and HELLA Gutmann products, we now offer wholesalers and workshops a complete chain of OE expertise in the field of exhaust systems: from HELLA Gutmann diagnostic devices, HELLA electronic sensors and actuators to the new Easy2Fit® exhaust sets.
"From now on, customers will not only benefit from our established, comprehensive service offering, but also from a significantly expanded range of services", says Jörg Harjes, Head of Marketing Aftermarket at HELLA. "While HELLA stands in particular for a high level of original equipment expertise in the areas of lighting and electronics, Faurecia is characterised by a high level of expertise in the area of exhaust systems, among other things. Together, we consistently transfer the expertise of both companies to the independent aftermarket. By expanding our cooperation, we offer our customers an even more comprehensive range of products and services in complementary fields. After all, one in four cars worldwide is equipped with a Faurecia exhaust system. In addition, we not only facilitate ordering and logistics for wholesalers, but also support workshops by enabling fast and profitable repair processes."