Since its inception in 1899, HELLA says that it has been committed to becoming the go-to solution for workshops, providing the original equipment (OE) components that drive industry progress and developments.
A spokesperson said that alongside the organic growth of its key specialisms – lighting and electronics – HELLA has achieved this objective through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
For example, the integration of Gutmann Messtechnik GmbH to form Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS), its workshop equipment and diagnostic tool division; and the strategic alliance with Hengst Filtration.
With these developments, HELLA is able to assist technicians throughout the entire repair process, not only with the OE quality parts on which they rely, but with the specialist equipment and, crucially, technical advice that ensures they can provide the service their customers need and the repeat business that workshops require.
The company’s support is not limited to the passenger car sector however, as HELLA also provides the repair solution for the light and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets.
Committed to industry
HELLA claims that it is therefore committed to the industry for the long term and part of that strategy is to ensure workshops future-proof their businesses.
Automation continues to be the future and this can be witnessed no more clearly than in the growth of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) incorporated into the contemporary vehicle.
It is therefore vital that workshops understand their responsibilities when servicing and repairing them.
During the development of ADAS technology, HGS has proved to be the authoritative aftermarket voice for the calibration of the cameras and radars on which these systems depend and its long term relationship with Thatcham Research has made a significant contribution towards the recent introduction of the body’s ADAS Code of Practice.
This authority was clear for technicians that visited Automechanika Birmingham last week to experience for themselves.
During the event, HELLA not only presented one of the major topics at the event’s official Aftermarket Theatre, but also ran a programme of ADAS recalibration awareness seminars, as well as bite-size technical training sessions from its own stand.
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