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by Narasimhan Santhanam

Hella’s Plans for E-Mobility – EV Next


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Hella introduces a comprehensive range of quality automotive parts and accessories, both for OEM’s and Independent Aftermarket.

Company Profile

Hella, a public company, founded in 1899 has an experience of over 50 years of its presence in Indian market as it entered Into JV with JMA Industries in the year 1959. Hella India Automotive Pvt Ltd. (earlier known as Hella India Electronics Pvt Ltd.) was established as a 100% subsidiary of Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA of Germany in 2005 by ending the JV Padmini Engg Pvt Ltd. and Hella India Lighting Ltd was established as 81% subsidiary of Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA of Germany in 2005 by ending the JV with  JMA Industries.

Hella has its presence across major automobile hubs in India with six locations- three manufacturing locations in Dhankot, Gurgaon ;Derabassi, near Chandigarh & Delvada Khant in Gujarat, one Global Electronics Development Centre in Pune, one Engineering Centre in Chennai and one Independent Aftermarket location in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.

Product Profile

HIA’s current and planned product portfolio for India includes:

  • Body electronics: Body control modules, car access passive entry, Remote keyless entry, smart mood lighting, reverse park assist system, immobilizer, connectivity solutions
  • Energy management: Intelligent battery systems, DC/DC converters, DC/DC stabilizer, fuel control module, current sensor
  • Electric power steering: Steering control module, steering torque & angle sensor
  • Sensors: Accelerator pedal sensor, position sensor, oil level sensor, climate sensor, rain light sensor
  • Actuators: Headlamp levelling actuator, vacuum pump, body actuators, electronic horn, engine compartment actuator
  • 2/3-Wheeler Market: Multifunction connectivity ECU, motor controller, motor


  • In June 2017, Hell and ZF signed a strategic partnership for development of Autonomous driving systems.
  • In Nov 2018, Hella and Faurecia partnered to build futuristic cockpits.
  • In Jan 2018, Hella and Koovers partnered to offer Quick service garages.
  • In April 2019, Hella and Pitstop partnered to build 50 co-branded workshops under Unnayan Project.
  • Behr Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) – joint venture between Hella and Mahle is one of the world’s leading companies in the area of climate control and thermal management for the automotive industry. Its main product group consists of operator and control units for vehicle air conditioning; climate control sensors and fan controls round out the portfolio. BHTC covers the entire spectrum in this segment, from design and development to production of entire climate control systems.


The company has brought in the many innovative lighting technologies to the needs of Indian Customers, which is possible due to Hella’s strong focus on R&D, it has engaged 20% of the workforce dedicated for R&D activities across the world, including India. With its constant focus on R&D, Hella has become an innovative leader in automotive lighting.

Global Work

  • Hella works with Paul Vahle GmbH in USA to develop wireless charging systems that could spark renewed consumer interest in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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