The history of this well-known manufacturer of automotive components began in 1923. The case took place near Paris, in the town of Saint-Ouen (Saint-Ouen), where a certain Eugene Buisson founded a factory for the production of brake pads under the license of an English company Ferodo (This license was acquired by him back in 1910). Then the company still bore the name Société Anonyme Française du Ferodo. Name Valeo will appear much later, in 1980.
Over the first few decades, the company acquired many other manufacturers, including foreign ones, thus expanding the range of products. Were consumed Sofia и Usines Chaussoninvolved in cooling systems; SEV Marchal, Cibie-Paris-Rhone, Duceller, IT Industries и Labinal, whose activities revolved around automotive electronics; Neiman и Paul Joumeeoccupied by security systems and optics. As development progressed, with the expansion of sales markets, a more harmonious name was required. That's when the name was chosen. Valeo. Word "valeo" translated from Latin approximately as "I'm healthy", "I'm fine".
|Air conditioner manufactured by Valeo|
To date Valeo is one of the largest auto parts manufacturers. The range of manufactured products amounts to tens of thousands of different items. The company's products are used by many major automakers, such as American Ford, Chrysler и General Motors; German bmw, Volkswagen, MAN и Porsche; Italian Iveco и fiat; Japanese Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, Subaru, Toyota; French Citroen и Renault; as well as some others. Products Valeo sold all over the world.
The company, now headquartered in Paris, has more than a hundred production facilities located in dozens of countries around the world. Thanks to more than fifty research centers, Valeo constantly offers its customers more and more new solutions.