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Autonomous drive is on Valeo's radar

26 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA just-auto’s Calum MacRae met with Guillaume Devauchelle, vice president of innovation and scientific development at Valeo. During the show Valeo unveiled that its future strategic direction would be determined by a focus on three industry megatrends: electric drive; autonomous drive and mobility.


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.

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Valeo on the industry's increasing electrification

18 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA Calum MacRae met with Michel Forissier, R&D director of Valeo's powertrain systems business group to discuss all things powertrain, particularly the increasing electrification of the global industry.


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.

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Hungary powers on with 220 new Valeo jobs

14 December 2017

Valeo Auto-Electric Magyarország is expanding its manufacturing and R&D complex in Veszprém, Hungary, with a EUR60m (US$71m) greenfield project creating 220 new jobs.


Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 jobs

12 December 2017

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 jobs.


Valeo unveils investment in Cathay CarTech Fund

11 December 2017

Valeo has confirmed its investment of CNY375m (US$59m) in Cathay CarTech Fund - Cathay Capital’s first RMB fund - to take a stake in China’s automotive and mobility ecosystem.


Valeo/PHC establish torque converters JV

1 December 2017

Valeo and South Korean partner, PHC have obtained regulatory approvals to create a joint venture in torque converters for automatic and continuous variable transmissions.


Valeo acquires FTE Automotive

1 November 2017

Valeo has acquired actuator producer, FTE Automotive after receiving clearances from the European Commission and the Turkish Competition Authority. 


Ichihiko introduces new 3D multi view camera

27 October 2017

Ichihiko Industries, an affiliate of Valeo group, has announced that "3D Surround Multi View Camera TSM-100", which is Omni -directional stereoscopic monitoring system for truck, will be on sale in the aftermarket soon


Valeo Q3 2017 sales up 8% at EUR4.3bn

26 October 2017

Valeo sales advanced 8% in the third quarter of 2017 to EUR4.3bn (US$5.05bn).


just-auto Plus only Valeo presents latest HVAC solutions at Busworld

20 October 2017

At the 24th Busworld Europe exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium, Valeo presents its latest innovations for buses and coaches. The technologies are designed to keep the cabin interior at an optimal temperature for passengers, regardless of the weather, the...


Valeo receives EU approval on FTE acquisition

16 October 2017

Valeo has received the approval from the European Commission and plans to complete the acquisition of FTE Automotive, a leading producer of actuators, before the end of October, subject to the approval of Turkish antitrust authorities.


just-auto Plus only Valeo develops new top column module

18 August 2017

Safety, driving pleasure, esthetics – when you drive a car, it is not just the steering wheel that has a major influence on the driving experience, but also the top column module that connects the steering wheel with the control unit. The French...


Valeo posts H1 profit up 20% to EUR506m

21 July 2017

Valeo has recorded sparkling half-year profit up 20% to EUR506m (US$589m), while sales rose 16% to EUR9.5bn.


Valeo to divest its hydraulic actuator business

12 July 2017

Valeo is considering the divestment of its passive hydraulic actuator business to meet European Commission market competition concerns over its planned acquisition of FTE Automotive.


Audi chooses Valeo mild hybrid technology

30 June 2017

Audi will introduce Valeo's micro-hybrid 'stop-and-start" systems in its RS5 sports coupe, a media report said.


EU issues antitrust fines to lighting suppliers

22 June 2017

The EU's European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR26.7m for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was also in the cartel, but not fined because it revealed the cartel to the Commission.


Valeo/Cisco team up on smart mobility

16 June 2017

Valeo and Cisco have announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement to develop strategic innovations in smart mobility services.


Valeo launches AI research centre in Paris

16 June 2017

Valeo has launched what it maintains is the first global research centre in artificial intelligence and deep learning dedicated to automotive applications.


Low-cost reduction in diesel NOx emissions

31 May 2017

The UK’s Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), working with Austria’s Technische Univeritat Wien (TU Wien), has demonstrated how its SpeedStart belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) 48V mild hybrid can help reduce NOx emissions and improve fuel economy in diesel engines using the latest emission test procedures.


Valeo targets China for earnings growth

9 May 2017

Valeo, which recently posted strong first quarter financial results, is targeting the Chinese auto sector for future growth.


Valeo Q1 2017 sales up 22%

27 April 2017

Valeo announced first quarter of 2017 sales up 22% year on year to EUR4.8bn (US$5.2bn).


just-auto Plus only Valeo unveils 14 new innovations at Shanghai show

20 April 2017

At the 17th Auto Shanghai exhibition, Valeo has unveiled 14 innovations, reflecting the new challenges that the Asian continent is currently facing as well as the Group’s commitment to supporting growth in China. Serving the electrification,...


just-auto Plus only Chery launches new E4T15B engine in China

31 March 2017

On 21 March 2017, Tiggo7 Engine Technology Seminar – Chery Talks with Top 100 Technical Partners was held in Wuhu , China. At the event, Chery E4T15B engine was presented to the media, which has thermal efficiency reaching 37.1% and performance reaching...


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...

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Hungary powers on with 220 new Valeo jobs

14 December 2017

Valeo Auto-Electric Magyarország is expanding its manufacturing and R&D complex in Ves...


Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 jobs

12 December 2017

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth aro...


Valeo unveils investment in Cathay CarTech Fund

11 December 2017

Valeo has confirmed its investment of CNY375m (US$59m) in Cathay CarTech Fund - Cathay Capital's...


Valeo/PHC establish torque converters JV

1 December 2017

Valeo and South Korean partner, PHC have obtained regulatory approvals to create a joint venture...


Valeo acquires FTE Automotive

1 November 2017

Valeo has acquired actuator producer, FTE Automotive after receiving clearances from the European...


Ichihiko introduces new 3D multi view camera

27 October 2017

Ichihiko Industries, an affiliate of Valeo group, has announced that "3D Surround Multi View Came...



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