Hella Innovation Ltd is an Aerospace and Automotive consultancy with a high degree of experience in mechanical and electrical design and project work.

Through working knowledge from nacelle systems and aircraft interiors in the aerospace industry to electrical systems in the automotive industry, a great deal of experience has been gained in CATIA V5/ V6 and Enovia to compliment further proficiencies such as MatLab, ANSYS CFD and Solidworks with respect to design software.

On top of this a great deal of project knowledge has been established on the release process of large projects (such as the Russian MC-21 Engine,  McLaren 720S, Rivian R1T, Sono Sion, etc)

Previous Clients - Automotive

Sono Motors

Managing Electrical and Powertrain CAD packages from concept through to verification on this iconic Solar Electric Vehicle which unfortunately fell into financial trouble at the last hurdle and has failed to make it into production


Instrumental in bringing a wide range of electrical harnesses for the R1T and R1S, including all Low Voltage wiring from the Dash Panel forwards from concept stage through to VP.

Ford  Motor Company

Responsible for the design and update  of all underbody harnesses in the Transit Programme for the 2020  model variants. 
This included inhouse design for all electrical content such as wiring, brackets and channels, as well frequent travel to Manufacturing and Assembly plants in Philippines, Turkey and USA to ensure product quality meets the highest standards.

McLaren Automotive

Working alongside the electrical design team at McLaren Automotive to produce a new generation of Mclaren sports cars. Providing expert CAD support and project management to ensure that McLarens latest addition to its range is provided on time and within budget.

Heavy involvement in the design process for switches, window - door control system, alarm systems, vehicle ECU systems, keyless entry system, antennas, etc. This involved finding optimal locations in the vehicle through design studies (including harness design) for all electrical components and collaborating with all appropriate parties both at McLaren and working with a diverse range of suppliers from across the globe in order to agree location / materials before signing off on components.

Tasked with overseeing all electrical systems / components during vehicle virtual builds in order to deliver electronic systems for a new McLaren vehicle due for launch in 2017.

Organising and completion of electrical device testing at Silverstone in the EMC chamber

Previous Clients - Aerospace

Bombardier Aerospace 

EBU Design and Integration with the PW1400G Engine on Irkut MC-21 Nacelle. In charge of Fire Detection System and Harnesses. E3D implemented for harness routing. Utilising CATIA V5 Macros importing points for the Drains Mast aerofoil profile during Drains and Mast design. Worked on the Overheat Detectors, Hydraulic and Fuel System, PFC's etc. This role involved creating and modifying CICR's and PICD's for communication between Bombardier and P&W / Irkut.

Thompson Aero Seating

Optimising airline business class seat packages for various customers on Boeing and Airbus platforms. Catia V5 with SmarTeam and Catia V6 systems were utilised to design electrical systems as per airline regulations assembly drawings created to aerospace standards.

Director Daniel Hella is a Design Engineer from Belfast with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering gained at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne 

For further information, please email: daniel.hella@hellainnovation.co.uk

Hella Innovation director Daniel Hella sits on the Sono Sion surrounded by the Sono team in Munich