Coach of The Year

At the Shanghai Busworld exhibition a bus manufactured by "King Long" was awarded the "Coach of the year" prize. This bus was equipped with GHE-Group's BoxR-System, a completely new modular interior designed specifically for the coach industry.


The roots of HAPPICH go back to 1924 when the HAPPICH brothers first set up in business in Wuppertal, Germany - a city almost equidistant from Cologne and Düsseldorf. Their business has always revolved around the motor vehicle industry in all its facets. During the eighties the company was acquired by Johnson Controls Inc. In mid 1999 the division responsible within HAPPICH for commercial vehicle and industrial components was separated within the framework of a management buyout. In 2002 it was purchased by the GHE Group based in Milan, Italy who then merged the activities of Ellamp and HAPPICH. The company currently employs some 520.

HAPPICH prides itself on being a preferred supplier to all major bus, truck, coach and railway OEM's and also serves the caravan, motor-home, agricultural equipment, special vehicle, boat and ship-building industries.

Interior Systems

For buses, coaches, railway carriages, trams, subways, tractors, caravans, mobile homes, fork-lifts, municipal vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery. Overhead systems comprising of headliners, luggage racks and air-ducts play a major role.


Made of rubber, plastic, metal and combinations of these three media for protection, sealing, decorative and edge-protection purposes. Applications are manifold, from the automotive sector to the switch cabinet industry. These extrusions can also be subjected to various finishing processes such as trimming to length, mitring and frame vulcanisation.


Which GHE designs and manufactures at its own expense or develops for a particular customer requirement. These items are mainly intended for the vehicle industry and can normally be supplied ex warehouse. Typical examples are sophisticated injection mouldings, vacuum-formed items and die-cast metalwork, frequently combined to provide assemblies such as locks, roof hatches or roller blinds