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Briefing: key supplier tech update

22 October 2015

There is much more to the IAA in Frankfurt than a dazzling array of new cars. At the world's biggest auto show, suppliers' stands bristled with lightweight innovations to help reduce emissions as well as improve driver safety, comfort and communications. Matthew Beecham caught-up with executives from some of the world's leading component suppliers. This first instalment summarises the main IAA technology messages from Tedrive Steering, Johnson Controls, Continental and Hella.


Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

27 February 2015

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. Calum MacRae takes a closer look at supplier plans and forecasts for 48V.


Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

28 November 2014

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


Briefing: advances in lighting

30 June 2014

Automotive lighting continues to see rapid product development underpinned by advanced technologies and the needs of car designers to differentiate the product through imaginative lighting solutions. In this second part, extracted from just-auto's QUBE research service, we consider the regulatory framework and the advent of daytime running lights (DRLs) in Europe.

Latest interviews


Hella on next generation sensors and lighting

8 March 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Carsten Roch, head of Hella’s Driver Assistance Systems division about a novel radar sensor based on 77 GHz technology and interior lighting for the autonomous car.


Hella Gutmann Solutions on camera calibration -Q&A

15 June 2016

While self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, there are a number of models offering some form of advanced assistance to the driver. These include adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning systems that require a camera to be fitted, typically behind the windscreen. Upon replacing the windscreen, the camera typically needs to be recalibrated. To learn more, we spoke to Hella Gutmann Solutions GmbH’s managing director Björn Rietschel about the company’s camera calibration tool and the prospects for self-calibrating systems.


Behr Hella Service on the HVAC aftermarket - Q&A

15 February 2016

Established a decade ago, the 50/50 joint venture Behr Hella Service now serves the global independent aftermarket for vehicle air conditioning and engine cooling. Although initially active in the European independent automotive aftermarket, the venture has established a presence in the international aftermarket spanning South America, NAFTA and Asia-Pacific. Matthew Beecham spoke to Steve Hudson, head of business development at Behr Hella Service about the forces driving the engine cooling and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) repair sector and how the venture has grown in the market place.


Q&A: Hella on tomorrow’s ADAS cameras and sensors

8 October 2015

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Dr Christian Amsel, Member of the Executive Board, Business Division Electronics, Hella to enquire about tomorrow’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) cameras and sensors.

Latest news


VW honours 19 suppliers

30 June 2017

Volkswagen Group presented the "Volkswagen Group Award 2017" to its best suppliers this week at Motorwerk Berlin.


ZF and Hella to partner on sensors

23 June 2017

ZF and Hella announced they would partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.


EU issues antitrust fines to lighting suppliers

22 June 2017

The EU's European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR26.7m for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was alsio in the cartel, but not fined because it revealed the cartel to the Commission.


ZF/Hella team on sensor technology

21 June 2017

ZF and Hella are to partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar.


Hella places EUR300m corporate bond

12 May 2017

Hella has successfully placed a corporate bond of more than EUR300m (US$326m) on the capital market.


just-auto Plus only Hella Pagid announces change in management board

3 May 2017

As of 1 May 2017, Henning Schröder (40) is the new managing director of the Hella sales company and the aftermarket manager of the North and South America sales region in the US and as thus leaves Hella Pagid GmbH. "I fondly look back at the over...


just-auto Plus only Hella to develop new headlamp prototype

26 April 2017

As part of the research project HipE (highly innovative pixilated phosphors for laser-based emissions in headlamps), Hella KGaA Hueck, a globally leading supplier of lighting and electronic products for the automotive industry, and the Fraunhofer Application...


just-auto Plus only Hella to build lighting production plant in Wuqing

21 April 2017

Hella-BHAP Lighting, a Joint Venture between lighting and electronics specialist Hella and Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts (BHAP), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, is further expanding its production capacities by building a new state-of-the-art lighting...


just-auto Plus only Hella sells 750m sensors with CIPOS technology

13 April 2017

More than 750m sensors with CIPOS (Contactless Inductive Position Sensor) technology, produced by lighting and electronics specialist Hella, are installed in vehicles across the globe. "This currently makes CIPOS the most successful position sensor...


just-auto Plus only Hella building new electronics components plant

12 April 2017

Hella one of the globally leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, plans to open a new plant for electronics components in Lithuania. The decision in favour of the Lithuanian region Kaunas is currently in its final stages. The opening of the...


just-auto Plus only Hella reports 9M 2016/17 sales up 2.6% to EUR4.8bn

6 April 2017

Hella KGaA Hueck, a globally leading supplier of lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, improved sales and earnings over the first nine months of this fiscal year 2016/2017 (1 June 2016 to 28 February 2017). Adjusted for...


just-auto Plus only Hella announces key management appointments

29 March 2017

Jörg Weisgerber, Timo Krokowski and Christoph Söhnchen have been appointed to key management positions at Hella, a global supplier of lighting and electronic products for the auto industry. Weisgerber has been named CEO of Hella Electronics for...


just-auto Plus only Covestro develops new exterior design concept

24 March 2017

Mobility is a basic human need and a key to the sustainability of our society and economy. The demands imposed on the individuality, safety, environmental compatibility and efficiency of motor vehicles therefore are very high. To meet them, Covestro is...


Hella opens new development centre in Sindelfingen

1 March 2017

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella has opened its new development centre for automotive lighting technology in Sindelfingen, Germany.


just-auto Plus only Hella presents its energy efficiency innovations

16 January 2017

Hella, a global leader in automotive lighting and electronics, presented its most-recent innovations in the area of vehicle energy efficiency – an electronic Cooling Valve Actuator and a scalable Auxiliary Water Circulation Pump – during Supplier...


Hella first-half auto sales up 1.2% to EUR2.4bn

12 January 2017

Hella has posted half-year external auto sales up 0.6% to EUR2.41bn (US$2.6bn), compared to the previous year of EUR2.39bn.


Hella to establish development centre in Stuttgart

12 December 2016

Hella is establishing its new development centre in Sindelfingen, around 20km from Stugggart in Southern Germany.


just-auto Plus only Hella/Covestro develops holographic rear-lighting

6 December 2016

Lighting and electronics specialist Hella has worked with Covestro, one of the world's largest polymer manufacturers, to develop an industry-first holographic rear-lighting system with 3D effects for passenger vehicles. A show car demonstrating the new...


just-auto Plus only Hella appoints new CFO

25 October 2016

Bernard Schaeferbarthold (45) will assume responsibility as the new managing director for finance and controlling (CFO) of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. in Lippstadt on 1 November 2016. He joins from Nordex SE where he served as the company’s CFO and will...


just-auto Plus only Hella/Covestro develop holographic signal lighting

20 October 2016

Together with Covestro, one of the largest polymer manufacturers in the world, lighting and electronics specialist Hella has developed a new design for vehicle signal lighting using holographic technology. Since 2012, both companies have been pooling their...


just-auto Plus only Micro-AFS partners develop smart LED headlights

11 October 2016

A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed by overall project...


just-auto Plus only Hella Q1 2016/2017 global sales rise 3.8%

28 September 2016

Hella, a globally leading supplier of lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, increased sales by 3.8% to about EUR1.6bn (US$1.79bn) over the first three months (1 June 2016 to 31 August 2016) of fiscal year 2016/2017. Adjusted...


just-auto Plus only Hella develops new Shapeline modular lamp series

22 September 2016

Hella, the expert for lighting technology and electronics, has developed the new Shapeline modular lamp series for commercial vehicles. The company introduces the series at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover (hall 12, booth B23) 22-29 September. Under the...


just-auto Plus only Hella Pagid introduces NAO brake pads for Asian Ve

14 September 2016

Brake specialist Hella Pagid Brake Systems will be expanding its product range with NAO (non-asbestos organic) brake pads specifically for Asian vehicle models. With the NAO range, the company is positioning itself even more strongly as a full-line supplier on...


just-auto Plus only Hella's managing general partner intends to retire

24 August 2016

The managing general partner of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co, Dr. Jürgen Behrend (born in 1949), intends to retire at the end of the current fiscal year (31 May 2017) for reasons of age in coordination with the shareholders’ committee. Together with...


just-auto Plus only Hella’s plant rolls off ten millionth radar sensor

18 August 2016

The light and electronics expert Hella has been producing radar sensors in the 24GHz narrow-band range for more than a decade. A few days ago, the ten-millionth sensor left the electronics plant in Hamm, Germany.  Hella put its first generation of...


just-auto Plus only Hella global sales up 8.9% in FY 2015/2016

11 August 2016

Hella, a globally leading supplier of lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, increased group sales by 8.9% to about EUR6.4bn (US$7.146bn) in fiscal year 2015/2016 ending on 31 May 2016 (previous year: EUR5.8bn). Adjusted...


just-auto Plus only Hella presents NXP chip based radar sensor

8 August 2016

Hella has announced its Compactradar Sensors based on highly innovative RFCMOS radar system chips from NXP Semiconductors, setting a new benchmark in 77 GHz technology. Highly robust, weatherproof radar-based systems are gaining traction as a key way to...


Hella global sales grow 8.9% in FY 2015-2016

14 July 2016

Hella, supplier of lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, continued to successfully deliver growth based on preliminary figures for fiscal year 2015/2016.


just-auto Plus only Osram unveils flexible OLEDs for automotive lighting

6 July 2016

OLED technology opens up completely new design options for light sources which are generating huge interest among customers in the automotive industry. As part of the R2D2 project sponsored by the German federal ministry of education and research (BMBF),...

Hella news

VW honours 19 suppliers

30 June 2017

Volkswagen Group presented the "Volkswagen Group Award 2017" to its best suppliers this...


ZF and Hella to partner on sensors

23 June 2017

ZF and Hella announced they would partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera sys...


EU issues antitrust fines to lighting suppliers

22 June 2017

The EU's European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR26.7m for part...


ZF/Hella team on sensor technology

21 June 2017

ZF and Hella are to partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging...


Hella places EUR300m corporate bond

12 May 2017

Hella has successfully placed a corporate bond of more than EUR300m (US$326m) on the capital mark...


just-auto Plus only Hella Pagid announces change in management board

3 May 2017

As of 1 May 2017, Henning Schröder (40) is the new managing director of the Hella sales comp...



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