The powerful integration of two automotive technology leaders
FORVIA was created in 2022 by bringing together two automotive technology leaders: Faurecia and HELLA. Both brands share complementary performance-driven cultures and are guided by a shared vision for a sustainable future.
A storied history
Faurecia’s history stretches back to 1914, when Bertrand Faure opened his first workshop on the outskirts of Paris, manufacturing seats for trams and the metro. The company has since grown into one of the 10 largest automotive suppliers. Its expertise ranges from full interiors and seating systems to ultra-low and zero-emissions mobility solutions, and technologies for automated vehicles. Until 2021, Groupe PSA, the French multinational that produced the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, was a majority shareholder in Faurecia. When Groupe PSA merged with Fiat Chrysler to form Stellantis, Faurecia became independent and acquired a controlling interest in HELLA.
Founded in Germany in 1899, HELLA is a leading supplier for cutting-edge lighting technology and vehicle electronics. At the same time, the company covers a broad service and product portfolio for the spare parts and workshop business as well as for manufacturers of various special vehicles, for example from the construction, agricultural or transportation sectors. HELLA is a listed company that was majority privately owned by the Hueck and Roepke families before Faurecia became the majority shareholder.
A powerful integration
By bringing together Faurecia and HELLA to form FORVIA, we have created a new global leader in automotive technology with the expertise and passion to shape the future of mobility, in line with the trends transforming the automotive industry: electrification, automated and autonomous driving, and customized onboard experiences.
FORVIA’s vision and strategy embody a Group committed to driving change in mobility by leveraging the complementary technology and industrial strengths of Faurecia and HELLA. Combined, these two companies have a broad portfolio of automotive solutions with leadership positions in key technologies and fast-growing segments – creating ideal conditions for sustainable and profitable growth.