Hella KGaA Hueck & Co (HELLA)
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, listed family business with currently approx. 36,000 employees at over 125 locations in some 35 countries. HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting technology products and electronic components for the automotive industry and still has one of the largest retail organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and vehicle electrical systems are also produced in joint venture companies. With more than 6,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with sales of € 6.4 billion in fiscal year 2015/2016, HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.
Role in the project
Vehicle lighting was the very first field that allowed HELLA to grow, so there is still a close association between the HELLA brand and lighting of various kinds. Our experience in lighting products for automotive industry covers more than 100 years. We offer a wide range of products covering all aspects of vehicle lighting, from headlamps and combination rear lamps to signal lamps, interior lamps and lighting electronics. Our development activities currently focus on features and technologies expected to be especially important in the future, generating benefits that customers can see and touch, such as light-based driver assistance systems, modules based on semiconductor light sources and design elements. This experience allows to assume responsibility for Light°360 Concept inside the interACT EU-funded project. As WP4-leader HELLA will play the significant role regarding HMI – the visible core of the whole design.