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Valeo is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers


Valeo is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers

Valeo is one of the world's
leading automotive suppliers

We are an independent group, fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for the reduction of CO2 emissions.

To serve its customers around the world and fulfill their demands most effectively, Valeo operates in 28 countries and works closely with the major global automakers on all their markets.

This ensures that the Group is able to rise to the challenges of the market by tailoring its approach at a global and/or local level, as necessary, in its relations with automakers.
Valeo applies its strategy in line with a policy of sustainable development.

Valeo is made up of four Business Groups and an aftermarket activity, Valeo Service.

The Power train Systems Business Group develops innovative power train solutions aimed at reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The Thermal Systems Business Group develops and manufactures systems, modules and components to manage the thermal energy of the power train and provide comfort inside the cabin for each passenger.

The Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems Business Group develops interface systems between the driver, the vehicle and the environment, which help to improve comfort and safety.

The Visibility Systems Business Group designs and produces innovative systems which offer the driver perfect visibility, thereby improving the safety of both driver and passengers.

Valeo Service supplies original equipment spares to automakers and replacement parts to the independent aftermarket. It offers a wide range of products and services for all aftermarket activities worldwide.

The principal technological developments that our R&D teams are working on aim to reduce vehicle fuel consumption. This is achieved by increasing internal combustion engine performance, using electric propulsion systems, reducing the energy consumption of the various systems, and reducing the weight of parts.

All these solutions perform effectively on numerous vehicles equipped with Valeo technologies. These include the following systems that are particularly popular with automakers and drivers alike:

  • Stop-Start, which stops the engine when the vehicle is stationary (at a red light, for example), increasing fuel efficiency by up to 15% in congested urban conditions with a full load.
  • More advanced hybrid solutions from the recovery of energy from braking to the ability to run the vehicle entirely off electricity for several kilometers.
  • Optimized thermal management of electric vehicles.
  • LED lighting, which consumes less energy, particularly for daytime running lights, and offers new styling possibilities for designers.
  • Driving assistance systems, ranging from the detection of obstacles to fully automated parking, as well as systems that offer an aerial view around the vehicle, particularly useful during low-speed maneuvering.

A core value in Valeo's culture, operational excellence is applied every day in every department at all of our development and production sites around the world.

Our aim is simple: to satisfy our customers by fulfilling their needs in terms of quality, cost and delivery. To do this, the Group applies a "5 Axes" methodology that is rigorously implemented by all of its employees.

Valeo's human resources policy is based on the Group's culture, forged around operational excellence, a set of shared values and a strong commitment to social, societal and environmental issues. That's what it means to be Valeo.

This policy is also designed to prepare and support Valeo's international development, notably through a dynamic hiring policy, especially in high-growth regions.
Looking further ahead, our approach to human resources aims to be global, favoring internal mobility and training, so that we can offer every employee the best career development opportunities within the Group.

This policy also aims to emphasize the Group's values, its ethical principles and good governance (< compliance >), the promotion of diversity and gender balance, well-being at work and a better work-life balance.

Diversity and gender balance are essential factors for competitiveness at Valeo. At December 31, 2012, women represented 33% of the Group?s workforce.

Life at work should be thrilling, at Valeo it is!

Valeo is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers