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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


Hella launches new platform for driver assistance

11 January 2018

The Berlin-based Hella subsidiary Hella Aglaia is rolling out an open platform for camera-based driver assistance systems.


just-auto Plus only NXP/LG/Hella develop new vision platform

11 January 2018

NXP Semiconductors, LG Electronics and Hella Aglaia have announced a strategic collaboration for automotive vision applications. The three powerhouses of automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have created a new vision platform that will be made...


just-auto Plus only Hella H1 FY2017-18 sales up 8% at EUR3,452m

11 January 2018

Hella, one of the leading global automotive suppliers of lighting and electronics, closed out the first half of the current fiscal year 2017/2018 (1 June to 30 November 2017) with a substantial increase in sales and improved profitability. The consolidated...


Hella to open new technical centre in Michigan

19 December 2017

Hella will open a new administrative and technical centre in Northville, Michigan, at the begin of 2019. The new site will replace the already existing location in Plymouth five kilometres away


Hella to research on communication concept

13 December 2017

Hella and project partners are to research how communication between automated and non-automated road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicle drivers could look like in a three-year project.


just-auto Plus only Renesas/Hella introduce new front camera solution

5 December 2017

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Hella Aglaia, one of the leading global developers of intelligent visual sensor systems, announced their open and scalable front camera solution for advanced driver...


just-auto Plus only Hella/BHAP open new JV lighting systems plant

21 November 2017

Together with industry and political representatives, Beijing Hella-BHAP Automotive Lighting, a joint venture between lighting and electronics specialist Hella and Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts (BHAP), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, has opened a new...


just-auto Plus only Hella launches its first spinoff Brighter AI

15 November 2017

The Berlin-based Incubator of international automotive supplier Hella has launched its first spinoff. The newly independent startup company Brighter AI uses deep learning applications for generating realistic daylight images from infrared night photography....


Hella/BAIC expand their collaboration in China

23 October 2017

Lighting and electronics expert Hella and Chinese company BHAP (part of BAIC) are looking to intensify their existing collaboration.


just-auto Plus only Hella to build Digital Innovation Centre

18 October 2017

The international automotive supplier Hella is planning the construction of a "Digital Innovation Campus" in collaboration with Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences and other partners. The new research and development centre in immediate...


Hella breaks ground for new electronics plant

17 October 2017

Hella has laid the foundation for a new electronics plant in Lithuania.


Hella invests in Lippstadt headquarters expansion

13 October 2017

Hella is constructing a new visitor, administrative and exhibition centre near its company headquarters and is outlining an urban planning competition for the future use of the former Steinstrasse company premises.


Hella joins Startup Autobahn innovation platform

9 October 2017

Hella has joined the innovation platform "Startup Autobahn". With its various industry and science partners and more than 30 startups, the Stuttgart-based "Startup Autobahn" network is considered the largest innovation platform in Europe. Topical focal points are mainly based on future mobility concepts and matters regarding Industry 4.0.


Hella building second electronics plant in India

6 October 2017

Hella is building its second electronics plant near the city of Mehsana in the state of Gujarat. It recently opened an additional development centre for automotive lighting technology in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore.


just-auto Plus only Hella Q1 2017-18 sales up 4.9% at EUR1.6bn

28 September 2017

Hella KGaA Hueck, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers for lighting and electronics, has started the fiscal year 2017/2018 with an increase in sales and earnings. The consolidated sales for the first quarter (1 June to 31 August 2017) increased...


Hella expanding its software resources in Berlin

21 September 2017

Hella says it is further developing its subsidiary company Hella Aglaia in Berlin, specialised in image processing and software solutions. The company has moved into its new headquarters in the Berlin Tempelhof district. Employee numbers are projected to reach up to 500 over time.


just-auto Plus only Hella/BreezoMeter join on air quality management

15 September 2017

The lighting and electronics expert Hella and the Israeli cloud-based air quality analytics provider, BreezoMeter, are entering into a strategic partnership. The objective of the cooperation is to create reliable real-time data on the air quality in and around...


just-auto Plus only Hella Aglaia/NXP expands ADAS car vision platform

13 September 2017

Hella Aglaia and NXP are expanding their current ADAS car vision platform with artificial intelligence (AI) capability in 2018. Hella Aglaia's ADAS platforms include NXP's S32 and i.MX auto-grade processors, enabling a safe, scalable and complete range...


Hella and Ebm-papst sign strategic partnership

12 September 2017

Lighting specialist Hella and electronics and motor and ventilation specialist Ebm-papst have agreed on a strategic cooperation that they say will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles.


Hella expanding production capacity in China

31 August 2017

Hella is expanding production capacities in China and developing its electronics plant in Shanghai further.


Hella to show 77GHz radar sensors at IAA

21 August 2017

Hella will present its 77GHz radar sensors at next month's IAA in Frankfurt, enabling 360° vehicle environment recognition in the push to fully autonomous driving and parking.


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 also 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...

Hella news

Hella launches new platform for driver assistance

11 January 2018

The Berlin-based Hella subsidiary Hella Aglaia is rolling out an open platform for camera-based d...


just-auto Plus only NXP/LG/Hella develop new vision platform

11 January 2018

NXP Semiconductors, LG Electronics and Hella Aglaia have announced a strategic collaboration for...


just-auto Plus only Hella H1 FY2017-18 sales up 8% at EUR3,452m

11 January 2018

Hella, one of the leading global automotive suppliers of lighting and electronics, closed out the...


Hella to open new technical centre in Michigan

19 December 2017

Hella will open a new administrative and technical centre in Northville, Michigan, at the begin o...


Hella to research on communication concept

13 December 2017

Hella and project partners are to research how communication between automated and non-automated...


just-auto Plus only Renesas/Hella introduce new front camera solution

5 December 2017

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Hell...



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