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January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


ANALYSIS: Diesel-only risk for new Audi Q7

6 August 2015

A plug-in hybrid e-tron is coming in 2016 but Audi UK is about to launch the new Q7 with just one engine: a 272PS 3.0-litre TDI. Will that be enough to tackle the multi-engine new Volvo XC90, a car Audi admits is likely to become the segment leader?


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.


Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

27 February 2015

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. Calum MacRae takes a closer look at supplier plans and forecasts for 48V.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM

8 July 2014

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


Q&A with Valeo Wiper Systems

21 March 2013

Valeo's wiper product family includes all types of front and rear wiper systems, for both OE and the aftermarket. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with company executives about how its replacement wiper blade business is organised as well as notable market trends.


INTERVIEW: Valeo - LED lights

23 October 2012

Valeo presented a number of major innovations at the Paris Motor Show recently. Ian Henry spoke with Patrick Sega, Transversal Projects Director for Group R&D at Valeo about some of these innovations. Here, we report on Valeo’s new BiLED full LED headlamps which had their European launch in Paris.


Valeo interview - electric superchargers

18 October 2012

Valeo presented a number of major innovations at the Paris Motor Show recently. Ian Henry, just-auto/QUBE analyst, spoke with Patrick Sega, Transversal Projects Director for Group R&D at Valeo about some of these innovations. Here, we report on the new electric supercharger.

Latest news


Valeo acquires German based Gestigon start-up

21 March 2017

Valeo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of German start-up, Gestigon, specialising in developing 3D image processing software for vehicle cabins.


EC hits six suppliers with EUR155m cartel fine

9 March 2017

Six automotive suppliers have been fined a total of EUR155m (US$164m) by the European Commission (EC) for taking part in one or more of four cartels concerning supplies of air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers in the European Economic Area (EEA).


just-auto Plus only Ricardo joins Integral project

22 February 2017

Thermo-electric generators allow waste heat to be recovered and used productively to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions – Ricardo is participating in the Integral project which aims to apply this technology to passenger cars and heavy duty...


Valeo sales rise 14% to EUR16.5bn in 2016

17 February 2017

Valeo has unveiled 2016 net income up 27% to EUR925m (EUR985m) with sales up 14% to EUR16.5bn.


Valeo/Pyong Hwa establish transmission JV in Korea

7 February 2017

Valeo has inked a 50:50 transmission joint venture with long-standing South Korean partner, Pyeong Hwa Group, to be known as Valeo-Kapec.


Valeo quiet on EUR500m bonds placement

6 January 2017

Valeo is remaining tight-lipped surrounding its surprise announcement it has placed EUR500m (US$530m) of new bonds with maturity in 2023.


Japan approves Valeo’s takeover bid for Ichikoh

13 December 2016

Valeo has received a key Japanese regulatory body's approval for its takeover bid for Ichikoh. 


just-auto Plus only Valeo Siemens eAutomotive begins operations

5 December 2016

The joint venture between Valeo and Siemens starts operation immediately. The name of the new company is Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH and will be managed by Louis Pourdieu (CEO) and Peter Geilen (CFO). “I am truly delighted about the creation of...


just-auto Plus only Valeo withdraws FTE merger notification

1 December 2016

On 2 June, 2016, Valeo and Bain Capital entered into an agreement relating to the acquisition of FTE by Valeo. The Brazilian Antitrust Authority cleared the acquisition on 3 November, 2016. In its phase one review, the European Commission expressed concerns...


Valeo bids for full Ichikoh takeover

23 November 2016

Valeo has launched a takeover bid for the shares of Japanese company, Ichikoh, following its acquisition of an initial stake in 2007 and its current 31.58% capital retention.


Valeo to acquire 50% of Cloudmade capital

11 November 2016

Valeo is to acquire 50% of the capital of Cloudmade, a developer of big data-driven automotive solutions such as machine learning platforms.


Valeo records Q3 sales up 16% to EUR3.9bn

21 October 2016

Valeo has unveiled third-quarter sales up 16% to EUR3.9bn (US$4.3bn), while nine-month consolidated sales came in at EUR12.1bn , up 13%.


just-auto Plus only Valeo Q3 2016 sales climb 16%

21 October 2016

Following the meeting of its board of directors on 20 October 2016, Valeo released its sales figures for the third quarter of 2016. Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo's chairman and chief executive officer, commented: "Our sales grew by a vigorous 16%...


just-auto Plus only Valeo North America appoints new CTO

12 October 2016

Valeo announced the appointment of James Schwyn as chief technical officer (CTO) - North America, effective immediately.The position of CTO is new in North America, created to support and further promote the company's growth of innovation and engineering...


Valeo mulls eventual diesel replacement

7 October 2016

Valeo says it is well poised to take advantage of the move to electrification as it raises the possibility diesel may have to be replaced at some point.


Valeo showcases autonomous Cruise4U at Paris

3 October 2016

Valeo says it is breaking records for order intakes as the pace of technological change rapidly starts to see new innovations come to the fore ahead of more traditional variants.


just-auto Plus only Valeo unveils its latest innovations at Paris show

29 September 2016

At the dawn of an unprecedented revolution that will see cars become safer, cleaner, more autonomous and more connected, Valeo unveils its latest innovations at the 2016 Paris Show, showcasing its contribution to this era of mobility. The cutting-edge...


just-auto Plus only Valeo/Gemalto partner over virtual car key system

22 September 2016

Valeo, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, has partnered with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to ensure the security of its virtual car key system called Valeo Inblue. With Valeo Inblue, drivers can use their smartphone or...


Valeo, Ichikoh to develop digital mirror - report

8 August 2016

The Nikkei news agency reports that Valeo and Ichikoh Industries will jointly develop an onboard camera system for cars that replaces the traditional side- and rear-view mirrors. The report also said that they are planning to start mass production in 2018.


Valeo 13,000 mile partially-automated US tour

2 August 2016

Valeo's Cruise4U, demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas this year, has started a 13,000 mile partially-automated trip around the US, taking in Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Miami, San Antonio and San Diego, before finishing in San Francisco.


just-auto Plus only Valeo partially automated drive launched in US

2 August 2016

Valeo's Cruise4u partially automated car, previously demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas in January 2016, today embarks on a 13,000 mile journey, a futuristic road trip around the US that is scheduled to conclude back in San Francisco on 15...


Valeo records H1 net income up 23% to EUR422m

26 July 2016

Valeo has posted half year net income up 23% to EUR422m (US$463m), with sales up 11% to EUR8.1bn for the first six months.


Valeo says innovation crucial to winning in China

9 June 2016

Innovation is crucial in China which accounts for a large proportion of global supplier Valeo's operations.


Valeo inks agreement to buy FTE Automotive

3 June 2016

Valeo has signed an agreement with Bain Capital Private Equity, owner of FTE Automotive, to purchase 100% of FTE Automotive for a purchase price of EUR819.3m (US$913.97m), representing an estimated EBITDA multiple of 8 times for 2016.


LeddarTech and Valeo team on LiDAR technology

2 June 2016

LeddarTech says Valeo has added a new low-cost, solid-state LiDAR based on Leddar technology to its portfolio of driving and parking assistance solutions.


just-auto Plus only Valeo announces LiDAR based on Leddar technology for ADAS

2 June 2016

LeddarTech, the innovative developer of advanced LiDAR technology, reported on 1 June, 2016, that Valeo, a Tier-1 supplier to automotive manufacturers, announced the addition of a new low-cost, solid-state LiDAR based on Leddar technology to its portfolio of...


just-auto Plus only Valeo France announces stock split

27 May 2016

Valeo’s annual shareholders meeting, held on 26 May 2016, adopted the nineteenth resolution, under which the par value of the Valeo share will be divided in three and, as a result, each existing share (with a par value of EUR3 (US$3.3533) will be...


just-auto Plus only Valeo/Trico announce settlement of their pending IP litigation

25 May 2016

Valeo and Trico, on 24 May, 2016, announced the settlement of all pending intellectual property litigation between the two companies. The agreement will lead to the immediate dismissal of all pending IP litigation in US  district court, the US...


just-auto Plus only Valeo’s technological innovations to be showcased at Beijing show

26 April 2016

At this year's Beijing Auto Show, Valeo is presenting the technological innovations that will support its ambitions in the Chinese market, which is now the biggest automotive market in the world.  Backed by sustained, ever-increasing R&D...


just-auto Plus only Valeo/Siemens form high voltage powertrains JV in Germany

19 April 2016

Valeo today, 18 April 2016, announced a project to enter into a 50/50 joint venture with Siemens dedicated to high voltage powertrains The joint venture would capitalise on Valeo’s and Siemens leading positions in their respective sectors, with the...

Valeo news

Valeo acquires German based Gestigon start-up

21 March 2017

Valeo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of German start-up, Gestigon, specialising in de...


EC hits six suppliers with EUR155m cartel fine

9 March 2017

Six automotive suppliers have been fined a total of EUR155m (US$164m) by the European Commission...


just-auto Plus only Ricardo joins Integral project

22 February 2017

Thermo-electric generators allow waste heat to be recovered and used productively to improve fuel...


Valeo sales rise 14% to EUR16.5bn in 2016

17 February 2017

Valeo has unveiled 2016 net income up 27% to EUR925m (EUR985m) with sales up 14% to EUR16.5bn....


Valeo/Pyong Hwa establish transmission JV in Korea

7 February 2017

Valeo has inked a 50:50 transmission joint venture with long-standing South Korean partner, Pyeon...


Valeo quiet on EUR500m bonds placement

6 January 2017

Valeo is remaining tight-lipped surrounding its surprise announcement it has placed EUR500m (US$5...



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