HELLA Australia returns to the Brisbane Truck Show in 2021 (13-16 May) with a state-of-the-art array of signal and forward lighting solutions for truck and trailer manufacturers and operators, including the customisable Shapeline range.
Also featured are the SCANGRIP work and inspection lamp ranges and MAHLE thermal management aftermarket products, distributed nationally by HELLA Australia.
“We will welcome visitors to our stand which is stacked with a broad selection of products aimed at the commercial vehicle market, both for Original Equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers,” says Cameron Hoy, HELLA Australia National Manager, Special Original Equipment – On-Highway.
“All of our products are focused on providing premium quality, enhanced durability and unbeatable reliability.
“One of the stars of our show will be the new, all-in-one, slimline, five-function DuraLED® Combi-SR rear combination lamp that incorporates a built-in retro reflector, saving both time and money on installation,” Cameron says. “This makes the Combi-SR the ideal choice for vehicles with limited space to mount a separate reflector.
“HELLA is a significant supplier to Australia’s trailer market with around 65 percent OE coverage. This market is now wholly LED, with HELLA’s ‘Fit and Forget’ engineering ensuring high levels of reliability and durability, with low current draw. The robust DuraLED® Combi-SR tail lamp comes with an unrivalled lifetime warranty for the first fit,” he says.
“The lifetime warranty is a statement of confidence in our DuraLED® product range which also ensures reduced downtime for truck and trailer operators. The opportunity cost of a trailer off road to fix a blown globe is far greater than the cost of the replacement part. But with HELLA’s quality and durability, there’s no vehicle-off-road costs to incur, just seamless, durable performance.
“HELLA has manufactured LED lighting solutions for 22 years, so we have a long track record in the technology, which we have continued to evolve into today’s market offer. Just as mobile phones have evolved over the past two decades or more, so has our LED lamp programme, becoming more reliable and more durable, with advancing electronics, and impact-resistant and UV stable materials. They’re impervious to truck-wash and other chemicals commonly used in the transport industry, so they won’t breakdown or become brittle in typical Australian operating conditions.
“HELLA designs and builds its DuraLED® Combi-SR in New Zealand and tests its products continuously in Australia’s heat, dust and rough roads, arguably the harshest in the world, to ensure they deliver for our customers year after year,” Cameron says.
In addition to the DuraLED® Combi-SR signal lamp on show, HELLA is displaying its range of Optical Warning System Lamps. This includes the low-profile mini and micro LED lightbars, plus the 3 LED or 6 LED surface mount BST slim series lamps, ideal for owner-driver truck/trailer, tow trucks, compactors and general utilities vehicles. The BST surface mount series are easy to position on vehicles and use a common industry footprint.
The new K-LED Rebelution low profile amber warning “rotating” beacon with its new-look smooth optical light-guide pattern is also on display, marking a step-change from the flashing matrix pattern of old. The casing is designed to mirror common HELLA warning beacon footprints and the low profile makes it ideal for mounting in restricted spaces.
The HELLA Shapeline signal lamp series is a true innovation in vehicle lighting, for the front, side and rear of trucks and trailers. The range of lamps is integrated and customisable, melding LED lighting technology with premium three-dimensional designs in contour and form.
“HELLA Shapeline allows the vehicle or trailer builder or owner to add a variety of signal or marker lamps around the vehicle, providing a unique, customisable lighting signature,” Cameron says.
“The lighting components offer simple and clever mounting methods, plus the added benefit of integrated AMP connectors. The Shapeline series is ECE compliant and multi-voltage, allowing for seamless connection to either 12V or 24V vehicles.
“This range is suitable for a variety of commercial vehicles including buses, authority and recreational vehicle applications.
“A full range of regular and auxiliary lighting options will be displayed on our stand,” Cameron says.
For HELLA’s renowned flagship 9-inch Rallye 4000 forward driving lamp, in pencil or spread beam pattern there is now an LED insert replacement for customers who want to retain their existing wiring, mount and lamp casing and update to LED illumination. In addition, the long-awaited LED Rallye 4000 lamp range makes its public debut at the Brisbane Truck Show.
“The Rallye 4000 has long been a stalwart of the HELLA range and the arrival of the LED Rallye 4000 will be warmly welcomed by a large portion of the truck driving market,” Cameron says.
“The new LED lamp will be quickly adopted by drivers who want the best and latest gear, and the Rallye 4000 continues in its position as a highly-desirable premium performance product.”
HELLA Australia is the exclusive distributor of MAHLE thermal management aftermarket equipment such as radiators, water pump kits, A/C compressors and Visco fan drives for trucks, and examples of the range suitable for European trucks will be on display, including a 1 m2 radiator complete with moulded-in header tank suitable for a MAN tipper.
“We are offering the Premium Line Original Equipment-equalling aftermarket brand as an alternative to truck manufacturers’ branded replacement parts,” says Greg Foot, HELLA Australia Product Manager responsible for MAHLE thermal parts.
“These parts are OE quality, and in most cases the exact same product using the same production technologies as the OE-replacement part, but branded by the manufacturer. The customer benefits from replacing their broken or worn part with an identical part, with the same features and mounting as the original, speeding-up reassembly, and getting the vehicle back to work faster.
“Our key benefits aside from a pricing advantage is that we can offer a very wide selection of parts and a distributor network across Australia. All these parts are time-sensitive to the customer, who is keen to reduce downtime, so on-the-shelf availability is critical.
“HELLA Australia has been the exclusive distributor for MAHLE engine cooling and A/C parts for the past 18 months. In addition to supplying the replacement parts market we’re also doing good business with crash repairers, especially as through HELLA we already have strong links through the provision of crash repair lighting products,” Greg says.
SCANGRIP work and inspection lamps are also featured on the HELLA Australia stand at BTS 2021.
The Danish company is distributed nationally through HELLA Australia and provides LED illumination for automotive and trucking operators and workshops, as well as having specialised solutions for mining and civil engineering as well.
“The broad SCANGRIP range offers excellent portability being very light and compact but having superb durability and long-lasting lithium battery performance,” Cameron Hoy says.
“The brand has been quickly accepted by the emergency services, and can be used for scene, workshop and inspection illumination needs.” Visit the HELLA stand at BTS in the Main Hall (Foyer) at Stand 60 adjacent to the main entrance.