Hella is a globally positioned, independent family-owned company with 23,000 employees at 70 locations in more than 30 countries. The Hella Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and still has one of the world’s largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 3,500 people working in research and development, Hella is one of the most important innovation drivers in the market. In addition, with sales of 3.6 billion euros in fiscal year 2009/10, the Hella Group is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.