Business expansion
Lietuva; Kauno apskritis;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
14 March 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Hella, the German manufacturer of lighting technology and electronics products for the automotive industry, intends to create up to 250 new jobs in Kaunas free economic zone by 2020. The company is setting up a production plant in Kaunas and has already started its first stage of development. Hella Lithuania has already employed so far 40 employees; and around 10 new employees are hired every month. In the summer 2018 the plant will start the production of sensors, actuators and control modules for automotive industry.

In total, four development phases are planned in Kaunas free economic zone. In 6 or 7 years, the number of employees in Hella Lithuania is expected to reach 2,000.

The Hella group has 38,000 employees worldwide. The company has a total of 13 plants, located in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Romania and the USA.


  • 14 March 2018: Verslo zinios
  • 14 March 2018: Delfi Verslas
  • 14 March 2018: 15min.lt


Eurofound (2018), Hella Lithuania, Business expansion in Lithuania, factsheet number 93558, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93558.