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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


just-auto Plus only Hella opens new plant in Lithuania

17 September 2018

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella has opened a new plant in Lithuania. With its new plant in the Lithuanian Kaunas region, Hella will serve the rising demand for electronics components on the European market. The production focus will initially be...


Hella completes sale of wholesale businesses

4 September 2018

Lighting and electronics specialist, Hella has successfully concluded the sale of the Danish and Polish wholesale businesses, FTZ and Inter-Team.


Hella to restructure aftermarket business

10 August 2018

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella is restructuring its aftermarket business.


Hella sales up 7.2% to EUR7.1bn in FY 2017-2018

17 July 2018

Lighting and electronics specialist Hella says it has continued its profitable growth path in the fiscal year 2017/2018 (1 June 2017 to 31 May 2018).


just-auto Plus only Hella launches Yptokey spinoff

29 June 2018

The Berlin-based Incubator of international automotive supplier Hella has now succeeded in spinning off its next start-up business. The spin-off Yptokey has developed a software solution for digital key and access authorisation systems. This new technology...


Hella expands production capacity at Mexican plant

12 June 2018

Hella says it has has expanded its production capacities in the NAFTA region with a focus on Mexico.


Hella develops intelligent lighting for Audi A7

31 May 2018

Together with Audi, Hella has developed a what it says is a new lighting technology for the new Audi A7 Sportback.


Hella joins eSync Alliance

24 May 2018

The eSync Alliance has announced that Hella has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to "build an industry wide bi-directional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive market".


just-auto Plus only Hella with Audi develops customisable lighting

17 May 2018

Current trends such as autonomous driving and the desire for individualisation strongly impact interior vehicle design. "Drivers increasingly want the option to adjust lighting to their requirements, for eg creating an individual feel-good atmosphere...


Hella, BHAP form electronic component JV in China

30 April 2018

Hella is expanding its presence on the Chinese market by launching a new joint venture specialising in electronic components with the company BHAP, which is part of the BAIC automotive group.


Hella supplies new VW Touareg LED headlamps

18 April 2018

Hella has announced a supply deal with Volkswagen to supply LED Matrix headlights for the Touareg unveiled in China.


just-auto Plus only Hella appoints new chief information officer

1 February 2018

Early January 2018, Dr Felix Willing (45) assumed the helm of Information Management at Hella. In this position, he will simultaneously serve as chief information officer (CIO) for the entire Hella group. Willing will report to Bernard Schäferbarthold,...


just-auto Plus only Hella develops new lighting concept for Audi A8

31 January 2018

The lighting and electronics expert Hella has implemented a comprehensive lighting concept for the new Audi A8. It combines intelligent safety with individual comfort and striking animations; light here serves not only as a safety function but also takes...


just-auto Plus only Hella produces 20m ECUs for EPS since 2010

18 January 2018

The ever-stricter regulations for reducing CO2 emissions require fuel-efficient products. Moreover, autonomous driving requires reliable and precise steering systems. Since 2010, the lighting and electronics expert Hella has been producing electronic control...


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.

Hella news

just-auto Plus only Hella opens new plant in Lithuania

17 September 2018

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella has opened a new plant in Lithuania. With its new p...


Hella completes sale of wholesale businesses

4 September 2018

Lighting and electronics specialist, Hella has successfully concluded the sale of the Danish and...


Hella to restructure aftermarket business

10 August 2018

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella is restructuring its aftermarket business. Hella sa...


Hella sales up 7.2% to EUR7.1bn in FY 2017-2018

17 July 2018

Lighting and electronics specialist Hella says it has continued its profitable growth path in the...


just-auto Plus only Hella launches Yptokey spinoff

29 June 2018

The Berlin-based Incubator of international automotive supplier Hella has now succeeded in spinni...


Hella expands production capacity at Mexican plant

12 June 2018

Hella says it has has expanded its production capacities in the NAFTA region with a focus on Mexi...



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