HELLA is a global, independent, family-owned company boasting around 30,700 employees at over 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry. In the Aftermarket segment, HELLA also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services within Europe. In the Special Applications segment, HELLA also develops products for specialist vehicles and entirely independent applications, such as street lighting or industrial lighting systems. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 5,800 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with sales of approximately 5.3 billion Euros in the fiscal year of 2013/2014, the HELLA Group is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.