PLYMOUTH, MI — Hella North America and Craft-Co Enterprises, Inc. have formed ILUMA, a minority-owned joint venture to supply automotive interior-lighting systems.
ILUMA will combine Hella’s interior lighting expertise with Craft-Co’s electronics manufacturing capability to develop and produce a wide range of emerging automotive interior-lighting products, according to Joe Borruso, president and CEO of Hella North America.
Craft-Co, headquartered in Morton, Miss., specializes in switch and wiring assemblies and has been supplying components to Ford Motor Co. since 1988. Also a DaimlerChrysler parts supplier, the company is QS 9000/ISO 9001 certified and has received Ford’s Q1 certification and Chrysler’s Gold Pentastar quality award.
ILUMA’s headquarters and production operations will be located at Craft-Co facilities in Morton, Miss. Sales support will be provided from Hella’s North American headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.