Hella plans China passenger car lighting JV this year


Looking to expand its reach in China, the Hella Group (Lippstadt, Germany) has reached an agreement with Chinese automobile manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. (BAIC) for a subsidiary of the latter to take an equity stake in the existing company Hella Beifang Automotive Lighting Co. Ltd. (HBL) in Beijing.

HBL currently focused on lighting and electronics solutions for commercial vehicles. The goal of the partnership is to use Hella 's available production and development capacities and to expand the location into a full service provider for passenger car illumination.
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