With a total area of 14.000 square meters, the centre represents an investment of €14 million. It accommodates more than 8.000 employees. The entire building is lit by energy efficient LED interior lighting which has been developed by the company itself.
Automotive electronics contribute 34 % to the total sales volume of the Hella group which predominantly is active in the field of lighting solutions. In 2012, Hella achieved sales of €1.7 billion. More than 8.000 workers are employed in the company's 19 R&D and 16 manufacturing locations. Rising fuel prices and a growing traffic density will drive the development of more efficient technologies, predicted Hella CEO Rolf Breidenbach at the inauguration of the new R&D facility.