Hella Named Claas Supplier of the Year 2008

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., a tier-one supplier of automotive lighting and electronic equipment, was named “CLAAS Supplier of the Year 2008” by CLAAS, a leading global manufacturer of agricultural machinery.

Honored at the CLAAS Supplier Day in Budapest, Hungary, Hella was recognized for its high level of reliability and its strong, growing partnership as a result of successfully supplying lighting systems to CLAAS.

“We are very pleased to receive this award,” said Dr. Martin Fischer, president of Hella Corporate Center USA. “We see it as an incentive to further improve our customer-related performance and services to agriculture.”

Hella manufactures high-performance work lights with halogen and xenon lighting technology for a wide variety of agricultural applications. In addition, the company makes vehicle-adapted headlights and signal lights for agricultural machinery.

Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. develops and manufactures lighting and electronics components and systems for the automotive industry. Its joint venture companies also produce complete vehicle modules and air conditioning systems.

In addition, Hella has one of the largest aftermarket organizations in the world for automotive parts and accessories, with its own sales companies and partners in more than 100 countries. The consolidated annual turnover of the Hella Group is about $5.7 billion.

Hella is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest industrial companies in Germany. Nearly 25,000 people work in 70 manufacturing facilities and production subsidiaries throughout the world, including more than 3,500 research-and-development engineers and technicians. Customers include all of the world’s leading vehicle and systems manufacturers, as well as the automotive parts aftermarket.

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