Hella to open new technical centre in Michigan

By Dave Leggett | 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. At the location, Hella is developing electronics products and lighting technology products.

The location also houses company functions, such as Purchasing, Sales, Information Management as well as Finance and Controlling for the North America region. Within the next two years, the number of employees there is scheduled to expand from currently 350 to approximately 400. Hella is currently employing some 800 employees at four locations in the US.

"With the new location, we will create an important foundation for further pursuing our growth path in the North American market", says Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Centre USA. "We will on the one hand have more space for required additional resources while also being able to further optimise the work environment for our employees."

On a floor space of some 11,000 sq m, the new location will implement a flexible and open office concept with modern office equipment, project rooms, meeting areas, lounge and cafeteria sections as well as fitness activities for employees. Official groundbreaking for the new administrative and technical centre was in early November 2017.