The HELITE research department develops innovative solutions to integrate our airbags into HELITE brand products and for B2B customers in a wide variety of sectors. We invent and design each airbag component.



Ideas come to life in our prototyping workshop. Many prototypes are made and tested before going into production.

2. Prototyping

Tests and research

Many parameters are studied and tested during the development phase of a product (materials, pressure, etc).

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Crash tests

We put our airbags in real-life situations and simulate dozens of accident or crash test configurations. These tests enable us to collect the data needed to improve or validate our technologies.

For example, the “guillotine” test enables us to check the airbag’s absorption efficiency.

The simulation of accidents (bicycle, motorcycle, etc.) allows us to validate the detection time of our electronic systems.



After the final prototype has been approved it’s time for textile design and pattern making. The new airbag needs a nice packaging! Choosing specific textiles, aesthetical details and computerization of the patterns are daily assignments at HELITE.

5. Creation patrons

Airbag production

100% of the airbag production (assembly, mounting of the airbag in the jacket) is done in Dijon, France by our experienced team.

6. Production


Quality control on 100% of the products leaving our production site. Each airbag manufactured passes a series of tests such as overpressure inflation or controlling the triggering force. This rigorous protocol allows us to guarantee the very high reliability of our airbags… Let’s not forget, lives are at stake!

7. Quality control