Valeo is an auto parts manufacturer focused on designing and producing components, integrated systems, and modules for the automotive industry. The company currently ranks as one of the world’s top automotive suppliers.
Valeo is a multinational brand whose with headquarters in Paris, France. The company was established in the year 1923 as Société Anonyme Française du Ferodo.
This entity initially produced brake linings and clutch components 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 products by introducing braking systems, thermal systems, lighting systems, and electrical systems to its catalog.
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.
Valeo’s specialty are auto part categories such as powertrain systems, especially clutches and clutch kits.
The company also produces a wide range of hydraulic parts such as clutch master cylinders and clutch slave cylinders, cooling and air conditioning systems that include radiators and AC condensers, as well as all the other air conditioning components.
Valeo’s current catalog includes various rotating electrical (starters and alternators), wipers systems, as well as an array of different specialty wiper blades.
Today, Valeo delivers auto parts to over 29 countries. This brand’s products 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.