HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.hella.com

■Address

Rixbecker Strasse 75, 59552 Lippstadt, Germany

Business Overview

-The Company develops and manufactures components and systems for automotive lighting and electronics technologies. In addition, its joint venture companies produce front end modules, air conditioning systems and vehicle electric systems.

-The Company's operations are divided into three segments. The Automotive Business segment is further divided into the Lighting and Electronics, Aftermarket, and Special Applications divisions.

-According to the Company, it is one of the 100 largest German industrial companies and one of the 40 largest automotive suppliers globally.

Shareholders

-As of November 2014, the Company is listed on both the Frankfurt and Luxembourg stock exchanges.

-As of May 31, 2017, 60% of the shares of the Company are family-owned, while the remaining 40% of shares publicly traded. 

Products

Automotive Lighting
Headlamps
-Main headlamps: LED, Xenon, Halogen, Infrared
-AFS: Adaptive front lighting systems, Cornering light, Bend lighting
-Adaptive cut-off line lighting
-Vertical cut-off line lighting
-Matrix LED headlamps
-Front indicator lamps
-Work lamps
-Headlamp lens cleaning equipment

Combination rear lamps
-Indirect reflectors
-Direct reflectors
-Double reflectors
-Prism rods
-Light curtains
-Edgelights
-Glowing elements
-Mirror tunnels

Interior lighting
-Interior central lighting systems
-Interior lighting and reading lamps
-Multifunctional interior lamps
-Roof consoles
-Ambient lighting

Small lamps
-Fog lamps
-Daytime running lights
-Front combination lamps
-Turn indicators
-Center high mounted stop lamps
-License plate lamps
-Rear signal lamps
-Marker lights

Automotive Electronics
Lighting electronics
-AFS control units
-Power modules
-LED control units
-Xenon ballasts
-Control units for headlamp leveling systems
-Sensor-integrated control units for headlamp leveling systems

Body electronics
-Body control units
-Seat control modules
-Interior control units
-Trailer tow modules
-Passive entry/go systems
-Keys and ID transmitters
-Access and Authorization systems for keyless entry

Energy management systems
-Intelligent battery sensors
-Voltage stabilizers
-DC/DC converters
-Fuel pump control modules
-EPS control units
-Auxiliary heating modules
-Li-ion battery electronics

Driver assistance systems
-Lane change assist systems
-Rear active safety systems
-Rear cross traffic alert
-Distance warning sensors
-24 GHz radars
-Radomes

Actuators
-Body actuators
-Engine compartment actuators
-Vacuum pumps
-Headlamp cleaning systems
-Relays
-Horns

Sensors
-Position sensors
-Accelerator pedal sensors
-Rain / Light sensors
-Oil sensors
-Steering torque / Angle sensors
-Transmission range sensors
-Vehicle level sensors
-Throttle position sensors
-24 GHz radar sensors

Electric power steering control modules

Climate control
-Climate control panels
-Power electronics

  • Blower modules
  • PTC auxiliary heaters

-Climate sensors

  • Solar sensors
  • Non-contacting humidity sensors
  • Temperature sensors

History

1899 The "Westfalische Metall-Industrie Aktien-Gesellschaft" (Westphalian Metals Industry Ltd.) (WMI) is founded as a special factory for headlamps, cornets and fittings for bicycles and automobiles.
1908 The "Hella" brand name was created for the top product in the acetylene headlamp range.
1911 Construction of a factory on the site of the present-day Plant 1 in Lippstadt, Germany.
1923 Acquisition of majority shareholding by the Hueck family
1951 The company founds its first subsidiary with Metallwerk Todtnau GmbH, known since 1997 as Hella Innenleuchten-Systeme GmbH.
1955 Construction of Plant 3 in Paderborn, Germany (Today HDO and HLS)
1986 Company name is changed to "Hella KG Hueck & Co.".
1990 More than 20,000 employees worldwide
1991 The Company founds "Hella Fahrzeugsysteme GmbH", today known as "Hella-Behr Fahrzeugsysteme Meerane GmbH".
1992 Hella Autotechnik spol. s.r.o. is founded in the Czech Republic as the first production company in Eastern Europe.
1995 Certification in compliance with DIN EN ISO9001
1996 Expansion of activities through joint ventures in China, South Korea and Brazil.
1997 In the course of privatization in Slovenia, the Company acquires a majority shareholding in Saturnus Avtooprema d.d.
The Company is certified in compliance with QS9000 and VDA 6.1.
The Company established a production facility, which produces front end modules in the Czech Republic, through a joint venture company in collaboration with Behr.
1998 Hella Innenleuchten Systeme GmbH becomes competence center for interior lighting systems.
1999 Construction commences on a new factory for air-conditioning units under the auspices of the Hella-Behr cooperation.
Foundation of Hella Leuchten-Systeme GmbH as a competence center for signal lighting
2000 The Company celebrates its centenary anniversary in financial year 1999/2000.
Start of production commences in the new HLC lighting technology factory in York, USA.
2001 The Company and Leoni Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH established the Intedis joint venture company in Wurzburg, Germany for the development of intelligent vehicle electrical systems.
2002 The Company and Stanley Electric found holding company Hella-Stanley Holding Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
Apr. 2003 Converted into a partnership with limited shares, trading under the name Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
2004 Formed a joint venture with Behr and Plastic Omnium to create HBPO, a supplier of front-end modules.
2005 Successful restructuring of German light and electronics factories to form global technology competency centers.
2006 Opened a new development and production site for motor-vehicle electronics in Timisoara, Romania.
Founding of Hella India Electronics, New Delhi, India, as a production site for horns and sensors.
The Company acquires Aglaia GmbH, Berlin, Germany, to strengthen innovation in the field of camera-based driver-assistance systems.
2008 Change in corporate form: new partnership with limited public shares and liability is named HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.
2012 Formed a joint venture with Changchun FAWAY Automobile Components Co. Ltd. in Changchun, Jilin Province, China.
HBPO entered into the ASEAN market via a joint venture with DRB Hicom in Malaysia.
Apr. 2014 Announced establishment of a 50/50 joint venture named Beijing Hella BHAP Automotive Lighting Co., Ltd. in China with BAIC.
Dec. 2014 Celebrated inauguration of 50/50 joint venture, Beijing Hainachuan Hella Automotive Lamp Co., Ltd.
2017 Joint venture with Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd., Beijing Hella BHAP Automotive Lighting Co., Ltd., officially launched the operation of its new plant in Tianjin
2018 Announced expansion of its global production capacity of electronic control units (ECU) for Electrical Power Steering (EPS) from Germany and China, with plans to add Romania, Mexico, Brazil and India by 2019.

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