Christine Grabmair has taken over from Gerd Niehage as CIO of German automotive lighting specialist Hella. Grabmair served as IT boss of the components technology division of steel group ThyssenKrupp until February. At Hella, Grabmair will play a major role in further developing the groupâ€™s digital strategy. In particular, she is expected to focus on Read More..
In a bid to increase its operational efficiency, Hella has implemented a cloud-based CRM software platform built by Salesforce. The German automotive lighting specialist said in a press release that it had decided to implement the technology to speed up the time it takes to respond to customer requests. Hella said the Salesforce platform, which Read More..
Hella is boosting its presence in China with the opening of a new production facility in Xiamen in the southeastern part of the country. The Germany-based automotive lighting group said the new location, which will supply automakers building cars locally in China, will become a leading Asian production center for automotive relays. “Intensive customer proximity Read More..
NXP said it has developed an in-vehicle networking solution that makes it easier to offer a flexible LED-based ambient lighting application in cars. The Netherlands-based semiconductor group said its UJA1018 product allows local interconnect network (LIN) addresses of LED modules to be programmed after installation in a car, rather than during module manufacturing. This provides Read More..
Hella plans to expand its Chinese activities into passenger car lighting systems by teaming up with BAIC, one of the country’s biggest automotive groups. The German automotive lighting specialist said BAIC will own 50 pc of a local lighting systems joint venture, Beijing-based Hella Beifang Automotive Lighting Co. Ltd. (HBL). Until now, Hella has mostly Read More..