Bright move for Hella and Faurecia

Electronics specialist Hella and technology supplier Faurecia will cooperate in a strategic partnership for the development of innovative interior lighting solutions.

Within this cooperation, both companies will jointly develop lighting solutions with high-technology content in the area of surface and dynamic-lighting for a comprehensive, personalised cockpit environment.

Faurecia contributes its expertise as a complete system integrator for vehicle interiors, Hella supplies innovative products in the field of interior lighting.

Rolf Breidenbach, Hello CEO, said, ‘Trends such as autonomous driving and individualisation will completely redefine vehicle interiors. We are therefore already working intensively on concepts for vehicle interior lighting that enable a variety of new functionalities and which can be adapted to the different needs of passengers and driving situations.

‘The collaboration with Faurecia will provide us with additional opportunities to drive the development of innovative interior lighting solutions in a comprehensive manner.’

Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia, added, ‘In the rapidly changing automotive industry, we need to create value through innovations with rapid time to market.

As a systems integrator in the vehicle interior, we have created partnerships to expand our technology expertise and become more agile. Our strategic collaboration with HELLA is the latest example of this approach. Alongside our partnerships with MAHLE and ZF, we are uniquely positioned to offer safe, connected and personalised user experiences, which can be integrated into today’s vehicles and will be critical for tomorrow’s cars.’