HELLA changes aftermarket business

HELLA has made steps to restructure its aftermarket business.

HELLA will align its aftermarket activities more consequently along its own original equipment competencies especially in the areas of lighting and electronics while closely linking them to the company’s workshop equipment expertise.

In this context, the repair solutions business will be further expanded in the areas of diagnostics and calibration. On 1 August 2018, HELLA had simultaneously established its new Mobility Solutions business unit for tapping into new digital business models. The already ongoing activities will be integrated into this area.

‘With our restructuring of the aftermarket business and the provision of innovative solutions, we want to expand our position as strong partner for wholesalers and workshops while laying the foundation for further profitable growth,’ said Dr Werner Benade, managing director of the aftermarket division at HELLA. ‘As a consequence, we will align our aftermarket activities even more strongly along our core competencies in the future.’

Against the background of this readjustment, HELLA and MAHLE have agreed to fully transfer the existing thermal management business under the roof of Behr Hella Service to the joint venture partner MAHLE. Provided the antitrust authorities approve, MAHLE will acquire the 50% share of HELLA in the joint venture as of 31 December 2019.