Valeo is an auto parts supplier that is fully focused on the design and production of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry and ranks among the world’s top automotive suppliers.
Valeo is a multinational automaker whose headquarters are in Paris, France. It was established in the year 1923 as Société Anonyme Française du Ferodo. The company initially produced brake linings and clutch facings under the license of Ferodo, a British company that specializes in the production of braking materials. In the 1960s, the brand expanded its range of components with the introduction of braking systems, thermal systems, lighting systems and electrical systems. In 1980, the company changed its name to Valeo. The same decade saw the expansion of the company’s presence in countries including the United States and South Korea.
Their major auto part categories are powertrain systems, especially clutches, clutch kits, and hydraulic parts like the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder, cooling and air conditioning systems that include radiators and a/c condensers, as well as all the other air conditioning components, rotating electrical (starters and alternators) and wipers systems, including an array of different specialty wiper blades.
Today, Valeo markets auto parts in over 29 countries. The brand’s parts are available for major automakers including Audi, Aston Martin, Nissan, Peugeot and Volkswagen. Valeo has 123 plants, 20 research centers, 35 development centers, 12 distribution platforms, and employs 73,300 people in 28 countries worldwide.