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.