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Rixbecker Strasse 75, Lippstadt, 59552, DEU

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Auto Parts & Tires

Company Description

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA engages in the development and manufacture of lighting technology and electronics components and systems for the automotive industry. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Aftermarket, and Special Applications. The Automotive segment develops, produces, and sells vehicle-specific solutions. The Aftermarket segment involves the trade in automotive parts and accessories; workshop equipment; and wholesale business. The Special Application segments comprises original equipment for special purpose vehicles. The company was founded on June 11, 1899 and is headquartered in Lippstadt, Germany.

Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Lighting, Automotive Electronics, Purchasing, Quality, Legal & Compliance

Head-Human Resources & Logistics

Head-Finance, Controlling & Information Technology

Managing Director, Aftermarket & Special Applications

Deputy Managing Director, Lighting Business Division

Head of Finance & Controlling, Hella Centro Corporativo Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Head of Strategic Purchasing Lighting Systems

Head-Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Head-Media Relations

Head of Global Recruiting & Human Resources Marketing

Supervisory Board

Partner at Hengeler Mueller

Former Chief Financial Officer at Bayer AG

Member, Supervisory Board at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Member, Supervisory Board at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Member, Supervisory Board at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Former Managing Director at GERHARDI AluTechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Member, Supervisory Board at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Member, Supervisory Board at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Managing Director at TK Bauplanung GmbH

Member, Supervisory Board at HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

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MainFirst I-M is an active investor which manages portfolios invested primarily in European equity with a particular focus on Germany, Switzerland and France. They typically follow contrarian value and quality growth investment styles and employ European and global equities, emerging market fixed-income and absolute return multi asset strategies.As a contrarian value investor the firm aims to identify undervalued companies which have a high net asset value, and in which they invest for the medium- to long-term.As a 'quality growth' investor they seek to identify companies with above average earnings growth.MainFirst I-M follows a top-down approach for sector allocation and a bottom-up approach for security selection. The firm bases investment decisions on fundamental analysis and primarily focuses on companies with a leading market position, shareholder value-orientation, good earnings and cash-flow growth as well as good management quality.

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Liontrust Investments is an active, team-based, growth-oriented manager which invests worldwide and manages generalist, diversified portfolios spread across various sectors, managed both on a global and regional basis.The firm's investment team seeks to create value for shareholders over the medium- to long-term, utilizing a top-down approach for asset allocation and a bottom-up approach for selecting ordinary shares. They monitor performance against relevant indexes, but do not track any index. The firm is primarily an equity investor. They have a target minimum level of investment in each holding and holds monthly equity strategy meetings where fund managers determine asset allocation. Analysts provide stock-level research.Liontrust Investments aims to invest in well-managed businesses with steady earnings growth and significant long-term capital appreciation potential. They favor companies with strong management, solid market positions, healthy cash flow and the ability to pay a growing dividend. Risk control is based on diversification across stocks, industries, continents and currencies, combined with gearing and hedging.

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Magallanes is an active, value-based, long-term manager which aims to preserve and grow client capital by identifying market anomalies and generating returns above standard market returns. They believe that the only real risk is the permanent loss of capital and that the power of interest compounding over a protected amount of capital represents the most powerful combination for generating wealth over time. They invest through their equity funds in Iberian and European equities.The firm believes that the fundamental value of a company is its most important aspect and seeks to correctly identify the value of the companies in which they invest. They do not speculate, but buy companies which are trading below their fundamental value. They are patient investors which seek to take advantage of interference and uncertainty, selling when others want to buy and buying when others want to sell.

Recent Transactions
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Aurelius (Private Equity) purchases Hellanor AS from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

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HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA purchases iParts Sp zoo

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Wünsche Handelsgesellschaft International mbH & Co. KG, LUNUX GmbH purchase Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co. /Industries Bus from HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

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