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HBPO is planning a location in Germany’s Saarland region

15. July 2019

Next year, HBPO will start its series production in Saarland: from September 2020 onwards, the planned location of HBPO Saarland GmbH in Kleinblittersdorf will be supplying Daimler, just 25 kilometres away. In terms of floor space, the factory will be the largest location belonging to the TOP 100 automotive supplier HBPO, with 15,000 m² planned. […]

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HBPO ON SHOW AT THE CAREER FAIR IN SOEST

6. May 2019

Lippstadt, April 2019 – Endeavouring to win over the best and cleverest minds, HBPO took part in the 12th Career Day at the UAS South Westphalia in Soest on 10th April. The company is always on the lookout for tech-savvy mavericks and people who “burn” for their work. “We have been successfully implementing technically and […]

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HBPO DISPLAYS INNOVATIVE AUTOMOTIVE MODULES AT THIS YEAR’S AUTOMOBILI-D

16. January 2019

TROY, Mich. – HBPO, the auto industry’s leading supplier of modular front-end systems will showcase cost-saving front-end modules, active grille shutters and a center-console module during AutoMobili-D at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Exhibiting with HELLA during Automobili-D (Booth AD08), the company will display a front-end module that highlights components from both Plastic […]

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HBPO to exhibit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

18. December 2018

Troy, December 18, 2018  HBPO, the auto industry’s leading supplier of modular front-end systems, is showcasing front-end modules focused on innovation and cost savings at this year’s North American International Auto Show. HBPO, will show at Booth AD08 an expanded-view front-end module and a stripped down “technical” module, as well as several active grille shutters. […]

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HBPO to exhibit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

17. December 2018

Troy, December 18, 2018  HBPO, the auto industry’s leading supplier of modular front-end systems, is showcasing front-end modules focused on innovation and cost savings at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The company, will showing at Booth AD08 an expanded-view front-end module and a stripped down “technical” module, as well as several active grille […]

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Sale of shares completed

27. June 2018

Lippstadt, June 27th, 2018 – Nothing more stands in the way of changing the shareholder structure at Lippstadt-based automotive supplier HBPO: The authorities have given the “green light” for the sale of shares. Yesterday the parent company Plastic Omnium (PO) announced that it has now acquired the shares of HBPO from MAHLE. PO will thus […]

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Front-end Module for Skoda Karoq

30. May 2018

The production of the successful Skoda Yeti ceased at the end of last year. Production of its successor front-end module, the SKODA Karoq, started in January in Mnichovo Hradiste. Our Team was nominated for this project in February of last year. For this assembly project, we are responsible for the preliminary logistics and just-in-sequence transport […]

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For the first time HBPO reaches the two billion mark

20. April 2018

Lippstadt, April 20th 2018 – The Lippstadt-based automotive supplier HBPO has good reason to celebrate: in 2017 the world market leader in the field of development and production of front-end modules reached the two billion turnover mark for the first time in company history. This corresponds to an increase of 11 percent compared to the […]

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HBPO expands its plant structure

20. April 2018

Lippstadt, April 20th 2018 – For years now, HBPO has been growing on a constantly high level. This year, the world market leader from Lippstadt for the development and production of front-end modules will be opening three new production sites in Germany and Mexico. All in all, the company is planning to invest about €25 […]

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Children’s Easter event at HBPO well received

28. March 2018

Lippstadt, 26 March 2018 – it was colourful in Lippstadt the Friday before the Easter holidays: we invited our employees’ children to come along to a fun-filled afternoon of Easter painting, baking and handicrafts. Many children took up the invitation to get ready for Easter and take a look behind the scenes at HBPO. The […]

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HBPO Development Department to move into the Innovation Quartier

20. March 2018

Lippstadt, 19 March 2018 – At the end of last year, the three partners Hella, University of Hamm-Lippstadt and HBPO announced a joint new building project in Rixbecker Straße. Last week, a jury of nine decided which of the architects’ suggestions is to be implemented. The winning draft comes from the office Rinsdorf Ströcker Architekten […]

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Change in ownership structure at HBPO

2. March 2018

Lippstadt, March 2nd, 2018 – The Lippstadt-based company HBPO is to change its ownership structure. Yesterday afternoon, parent company MAHLE announced that it is going to sell its shares in world market leader HBPO to the French company Plastic Omnium (PO). PO is also a parent company of HBPO. PO will then hold 66.66% of […]

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HBPO to exhibit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

8. January 2018

Troy, January 5, 2018  HBPO, the auto industry’s leading supplier of modular front-end systems, is showcasing front-end modules focused on innovation and cost savings at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The company, which is exhibiting with HELLA and BHTC at Automobile-D (Booth AD08), will be showing an expanded-view front-end module and a stripped […]

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Head of District Authority visits HBPO

9. March 2017

Lippstadt, March 9th, 2017 – What exactly does the world market leader in front-end modules do? Head of District Authority Eva Irrgang wanted to find out and visited the company’s headquarters in Lippstadt. Martin Schüler (CEO HBPO GmbH), Martin Brüne (Director Business Development) and Christoph Woelms (Director Human Resources Europe) provided the Head of District […]

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HBPO presents itself at the “CAR-connect”

2. February 2017

Lippstadt, February 2nd, 2017 – CAR-connect, the career trade fair for the mobility industry was held in Bochum on the 2nd of February. Many companies, including HBPO presented themselves on one of the most important career trade fairs of the industry in Germany. “CAR-connect offers companies and visitors an excellent platform for exchange and communication”, […]

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Start of production in Regensburg

1. July 2016

The start of production for the BMW X1 began on July 1 in Regensburg. In the beginning, 40 front-end modules will be produced daily. Until November, that number will climb to 500 modules. A total of 93 employees will work at the plant until 2022 (current planning status). Two shifts with three teams are planned. […]

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Girls` and Boys` Day bei HBPO

28. April 2016

Am 28. April 2016 schnupperten acht Schülerinnen und Schüler im Rahmen des Girls´ and Boys` Day ein wenig Arbeitsluft bei HBPO und schauten hinter die Kulissen des Automobilzulieferers. Die bundesweite Aktion bietet Schülerinnen und Schülern ab der 5. Klasse die Möglichkeit einen Tag in einem Unternehmen oder an einer Universität zu erleben. Die Initiative wurde […]

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Spice up your career

20. April 2016

HBPO presented itself with a completely overhauled concept and a new look at the Career Day in Soest on April 20. The Career Day at the University of Applied Sciences in Soest is the biggest job fair in the region of Southern Westphalia. About 140 companies participate in the career fair and it is important […]

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“We are HBPO!”

15. March 2016

HBPO presents new image film HBPO’s new image film communicates the company’s key principles of “internationality,” “reliability,” “quality,” and “innovation.” As the world market leader for front-end modules, HBPO always keeps up with the times and is at the heartbeat of the automotive industry. HBPO’s 3-minute image film was shot at eight locations worldwide and […]

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“Life in Lippstadt”- HBPO explains why!

10. March 2016

Informational film to appeal to applicants “This is Klaus. Klaus got a job offer in Lippstadt. But wait! Where is Lippstadt?” Who doesn’t remember the short films from “Sendung mit der Maus,” or „Löwenzahn“? They try to explain complicated matters by using simple words and visuals. HBPO uses the same approach in its new informational […]

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Milestone in Kecskemét, Hungary: HBPO plant produces 500,000th front-end module

1. March 2016

On Feb. 11, 2016, the HBPO plant in Kecskemét reached a new milestone with the production of its 500,000th front-end module. It´s a great accomplishment since its humble beginnings in 2012. Together the plant celebrated the jubilee module Mercedes CLA which is only produced in Hungary. Also present were Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, CEO Martin […]

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Rally for a good cause

9. February 2016

In a few days, the humanitarian desert rally 4L-Trophy 2016 from Biarritz, France, to Marrakesh, Morocco, will begin. It is not the participating teams’ goal to be the first one to arrive at the finish line. However, it is the rally’s purpose to create perseverance and team spirit, to strengthen cultural communication, to give humanitarian […]

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Milestone in Rastatt, Germany: HBPO plant produces 1 millionth front-end module

29. October 2015

On Sept. 29, 2015, the HBPO plant in Rastatt reached a new milestone with the production of its 1,000,000 front-end module. HBPO Rastatt moved to the assembly facility in the industrial park of the Daimler AG in January 2011. Today – only four years later – the plant assembles 1,300 front-end modules per day. The […]

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HBPO continues to expand in Mexico: Plant expansion in Puebla

28. October 2015

Lippstadt, Oct. 28, 2015 – With the plant expansion ceremony on Oct.1, a new chapter for in-house production began for the HBPO plant in Puebla, Mexico. The new plant is an expansion of the already existing facility and serves as an injection molding facility. The ceremony was attended by state government officials and other invited […]

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Plant opening ceremony in Pyeontaek

7. August 2014

The HBPO plant in Asan City, Korea, was opened. In a traditional, Korean ceremony, representatives from HBPO and our client Ssangyong inaugurated the plant KR 2. Asan City is located about 100 kilometers south of Seoul. Our client Ssangyong is located in Pyeongtaek. The start of production is set for January 2015 and a total […]

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HQ extension opened during ribbon-cutting ceremony

2. July 2014

After two years of planning and construction, the HBPO HQ building extension in Lippstadt, Germany, was inaugurated on July 2. And it was reason to celebrate: Many HBPO employees, HBPO and Hella management, local politicians and representatives from construction and planning firms attended the reception. HBPO’s constant growth and the rising number of employees created […]

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HBPO receives Volkswagen Group Award 2014

19. June 2014

For the second time, HBPO has received the prestigious Volkswagen Group Award. With this award, the OEM honors its top suppliers. During a gala on June 19 at the Porsche plant in Leipzig, Germany, VW gave the award to 18 suppliers from around the world. “Our Volkswagen Group Award can be seen as a small […]

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HBPO Canada produces milestone module

22. May 2014

HBPO Windsor produced its 2 millionth front-end module on May 22 at 6:30 a.m. It is a great accomplishment since its humble beginnings in July of 2007. Pictured is part of the Windsor team surrounding the millionth and two millionth parts. Congratulations on a great achievement! PDF Download

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Official plant opening in Regensburg

15. May 2014

On May 13, HBPO celebrated the opening of its 22nd production plant during a ceremony in Regensburg, Germany. Guests included the Regensburg Mayor Joachim Wolbergs, representatives from our client BMW, HBPO employees from Regensburg and HQ, as well as representatives from Lago A3 GmbH, the leasing agent of the facilities. After welcoming words by CEO […]

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HBPO to be part of the 8. Annual Career Day at the University in Soest

12. March 2014

On April 22, HBPO will be one of 140 companies to present itself and its employment opportunities at the regional career fair in Soest. The Career Day at the University of Applied Sciences in Soest is the largest career fair for students and apprentices in the region of South Westphalia. The event not only targets […]

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HBPO to be part of the Conference of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” on March 18 and 19, 2015 in Mannheim

15. February 2014

Experts discuss lightweight design innovations at the international Conference of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” on March 18 and 19, 2015 Lippstadt, February 2015 – Plastics play an important role when it comes to fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles. On March 18 and 19, 2015, more than 1,200 experts will gather […]

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