HELLA is a global, independent family-owned company with more than 29,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis 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 5,600 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with sales of 4.8 billion euros in fiscal year 2012/2013, the HELLA Group is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.