Business expansion
Zapadne Slovensko; Trenciansky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Trencin, Banovce nad Bebravou, Kocovce
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.40 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment

240 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 October 2022
Employment effect (start)
2 November 2022
Foreseen end date


German producer of automotive lights, Hella Slovakia Lighting, announced a plan to employ 240 new workers in both manufacturing and logistics departments. The announcement comes after securing new contracts including with automotive manufacturer Daimler/Mercedes-Benz. In addition, the company plans to build a new Research & Development centre. The company produces interior automotive lights and lighting for car bodies in Trenčín, rear lights in Kočovce, Bánovce nad Bebravou and headlights in Kočovce.

Of the 240 new hires, 150 will be in manufacturing centres in the towns of Trenčín, Kočovce, Bánovce nad Bebravou, while 90 will be hired to support these new acquisitions/contracts, as well as to work in the newly established R&D centre. 

As of October 2022, there is no information on when the new jobs will be created by.

Previously, Hella relocated merged several of its activities in the Trenčín region - see June 2021 Factsheet.



Eurofound (2022), Hella Slovakia Lighting, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 107661, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107661.