Archives from 2001 to 2006.

  • 2006 december 4: Valeo announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of Ford Thermal Systems facility in North America
  • 2006 november 15: Valeo signs contract with Nidec for the sale of its Electric Motors & Actuators activity
  • 2006 october 26: Valeo Raytheon Blind Spot Detection System selected as “2007 Automotive News PACE Award” finalist
  • 2006 october 20: Valeo announces a project to sell its Electrical Motors & Actuators activity
  • 2006 october 20:Results for third quarter 2006
  • 2006 october 9: First order for the revolutionary Valeo Park4U™ system
  • 2006 september 12: Valeo’s Power Line Communication wins an Automechanika Innovation Award
  • 2006 july 24: First half 2006: sales and results up
  • 2006 july 17: Valeo receives innovation recognition from Nissan
  • 2006 july 7: Valeo establishes its second R&D center in China
  • 2006 july 6: Valeo sells its shareholding in Parrot
  • 2006 june 29: Valeo establishes new joint venture in China, with Ichikoh, and increases shareholding in Hubei Valeo to 100%
  • 2006 may 24: Valeo and Luc Alphand at Le Mans - New technologies for enhanced comfort, safety and performance
  • 2006 may 17: 2006 Annual General Meeting
  • 2006 may 16: Le 10 000ème VIE rejoint Valeo au Japon
  • 2006 may 16: 2006 share buyback program
  • 2006 april 20: First quarter 2006 results
  • 2006 april 4: Valeo’s StARS Micro-hybrid System Wins 2006 PACE Award
  • 2006 april 4: Valeo disposes of its logistic subsidiary in Japan
  • 2006 march 30: Valeo receives Quality recognition from Toyota
  • 2006 march 22: Valeo Combined Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting Notice
  • 2006 february 9: 2005 Results: Resilience in a difficult automotive environment
  • 2006 january 16: Valeo congratulates Luc Alphand and Gilles Picard for their victory at the 2006 Dakar Rally
  • 2005 december 23: Valeo creates a joint venture in Korea for engine cooling systems
  • 2005 november 15: Valeo announces the appointment of its Vice President for North America
  • 2005 october 20: Results for third quarter 2005: Increase in sales and reduced debt
  • 2005 october 19: Valeo celebrates 20 years in Japan and showcases innovative technologies at the Tokyo Motor Show
  • 2005 october 19: Valeo’s Power Line Communication wins Silver Award at Equip'Auto
  • 2005 october 6: Valeo and Luc Alphand join forces for the Dakar Rally and Le Mans 24 hours
  • 2005 september 26: Valeo announces the ratification of an agreement concerning the closure of its Rochester facility
  • 2005 september 13:  Valeo at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show - The future starts here
  • 2005 september 13: V360 - A sixth sense for safety - A vision of safer driving
  • 2005 september 13: Valeo presents new Smart Valve Actuation technology - the camless engine becomes a reality
  • 2005 september 13: Start-Stop: innovating for driving pleasure, fuel economy, silence, and clean air
  • 2005 september 13: Adaptive Xenon Bending Light headlamps: an innovation adopted by four German brands
  • 2005 september 13: Valeo is a key partner of Renault for the launch of the Clio III
  • 2005 september 13: LED headlamps for the Renault Egeus concept car, a lighting system combining compactness, efficiency and cutting-edge styling
  • 2005 september 13: LaneVue™, an Award-winning innovation
  • 2005 september 13: Valeo, world leader in Ultrasonic Park Assist, produces its fifty millionth sensor
  • 2005 september 13: Trunk opening and closure using a compact and invisible intelligent system
  • 2005 september 13: Valeo and air quality: putting health and comfort first
  • 2005 september 9: Valeo signs tenth joint venture in China for Park Assist sensors and switches
  • 2005 august 29: Valeo increases shareholding in Ichikoh to 27.6%
  • 2005 august 5: The Future Starts Here: Valeo will present its latest technologies and unveil its Driving Assistance demo car at IAA Frankfurt
  • 2005 august 3: Valeo sells its stake in Il Tevere S.A. in Argentina
  • 2005 july 28: Valeo announces that its VESI subsidiary has decided to close its Rochester facility and has initiated discussions with the Union
  • 2005 july 21: 2005 First Half Results
  • 2005 july 15: Valeo Lane Departure Warning System wins Nissan's "Global Innovation Award"
  • 2005 june 24: Valeo takes majority stake in its Thailand joint ventures
  • 2005 june 16: Success of Valeo's Public Tender Offer
  • 2005 june 10: Valeo successfully completes Eurobond benchmark issue
  • 2005 may 23: Valeo launches its Security Systems activity in China
  • 2005 may 4: Approval from AGM allowing Public Tender Offer implementation
  • 2005 may 4: Valeo and IBM to collaborate for automotive software development
  • 2005 may 3: 2005 Annual General Meeting
  • 2005 april 28: Three senior appointments at Valeo
  • 2005 april 25: 2005 First quarter results
  • 2005 april 25: Main impacts from the transition to IFRS
  • 2005 april 21: Valeo signs ninth joint venture in China, with FAW, and announces a series of development plans
  • 2005 april 19: Valeo, partner of the compact car co-developed by PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota
  • 2005 april 13: French Public Tender Offer for up to 6,250,000 of its own shares (summary)
  • 2005 april 12: Valeo LaneVue™ system wins 2005 Automotive News PACE Award
  • 2005 march 24: Valeo acquires 100% of the capital of Zexel Valeo Climate Control Corporation (ZVCC) and Valeo Zexel China Climate Control (VZCCC)
  • 2005 march 23: Valeo Bio Clip™: Provides the best in-cabin air quality
  • 2005 march 7: Valeo Combined Annual General Shareholders Meeting Notice - Public tender offer for its own shares at 40 euros
  • 2005 february 16: Valeo announces a Joint Venture in Iran for its Engine Cooling Business
  • 2005 february 10: 2004 Results
  • 2005 february 10: Impact of the transition to IFRS on opening equity
  • 2005 january 10: Valeo reinforces its Domain technology strategy by acquiring Johnson Controls' Engine Electronics Division (JCEED)
  • 2004 december 17: Valeo capital increase reserved for the Group's employees
  • 2004 december 16: Starter-Alternator designed by Valeo and PSA Peugeot Citroën Wins 2004 "Engineers of the Year Award"
  • 2004 november 24: Valeo capital increase reserved for the Group’s employees
  • 2004 october 26: Valeo announces a plan to close its facility in Orense, Spain
  • 2004 october 21: Valeo holds 100% of the capital of its subsidiary Valeo Climatisation
  • 2004 october 19: Valeo LaneVue™ system selected as 2005 Automotive News PACE Award finalist
  • 2004 october 18: Results for first nine months 2004: second consecutive quarter of organic sales growth, impact of raw material prices contained, debt down by 215 million euros
  • 2004 october 18: Ford to Display Valeo’s Next Generation Wiring Technology at Convergence 2004
  • 2004 october 13: Valeo capital increase reserved for the Group's employees - extension of the reservation period
  • 2004 september 30: Valeo's Lighting Product Line Strategy receives a 2004 Frost & Sullivan award
  • 2004 september 24: Valeo at the Paris Auto Show: Three Domains of innovation for easy driving; A new logo reflecting renewed ambition
  • 2004 september 24: Start-Stop, STOPStayCOOL/STOPStayWARM and Clutch-by-Wire: Valeo’s solutions for driving in the city
  • 2004 september 24: Valeo chosen to co-develop and produce Citroën's lane departure warning system
  • 2004 september 24: A Ford Fiesta hybrid concept-car using the Valeo StARS technology
  • 2004 september 24: A new logo for Valeo, reflecting an ambition based on innovation
  • 2004 september 24: Valeo and air quality: Putting comfort and health first
  • 2004 september 24: LED headlamps for the Renault Fluence: Cutting-edge design combined with safety and efficiency
  • 2004 september 24: Bi-Xenon directional headlamps: A… historical innovation
  • 2004 september 24: Reversing front wiper motor - safe, stylish, and effective
  • 2004 september 24: BDU... or how to make a battery intelligent
  • 2004 september 24: “Start-Stop”: An innovation… and a byword for economy, silence and pure air!
  • 2004 september 24: Hyundai chooses Valeo's starter-alternator
  • 2004 september 24: Steering wheel with fixed central controls; A triple innovation: safety, ergonomics and style
  • 2004 september 14: Valeo wins the Innovation Award at Automechanika for its Lane Departure Warning System
  • 2004 september 9: Valeo establishes Joint Venture with Furukawa for wiring systems - first contracts won
  • 2004 september 6: Valeo capital increase reserved for the Group's employees
  • 2004 july 29: Valeo develops environmentally friendly R744 air conditioning system
  • 2004 july 22: Valeo: 2004 first half results - Improvement in income and free cash flow Strong increase in order intake
  • 2004 july 8: Valeo increases participation in Clutch Joint Venture in China
  • 2004 june 23: Valeo "Start-Stop" belt-driven starter-alternator wins the EPCOS/SIA Jury's Grand Prix
  • 2004 june 16: Valeo joins AUTOSAR as Premium Member; standard for automotive electrical and electronic architectures
  • 2004 june 9: Valeo celebrates 10 years in China - opens first R&D center and unveils leading technologies at Auto China 2004
  • 2004 june 3: Valeo established in Romania to equip Dacia's economical vehicle
  • 2004 may 25: Valeo announces senior appointments in Strategy, Human Resources and Finance
  • 2004 may 03: Valeo Raytheon Systems wins first Blind Spot Detection system contract
  • 2004 april 20: First quarter 2004 results: Continuing margin growth and debt reduction
  • 2004 april 05: 2004 Annual General Meeting
  • 2004 april 05: Valeo earns General Motors worldwide supplier award
  • 2004 march 31: Valeo's revolutionary Lane Departure Warning System makes debut on Nissan Infiniti vehicles
  • 2004 march 5: Valeo announces a plan to restructure two facilities in Portugal and Spain
  • 2004 march 2: Valeo technology debuts on Renault concept roadster
  • 2004 february 26: Valeo supports research project for first European medium sized micro-hybrid diesel-electric commercial vehicle
  • 2004 february 18: Valeo's men in black capture the gold for blind spot safety promotion
  • 2004 february 10: 2003 Results: Increase in margins in a difficult environment - Increase in order intake
  • 2004 february 4: Valeo's high performance G5 clutch facings meet new European environmental regulations
  • 2004 january 30: Shanghai-GM names Valeo its best supplier in China as investments in research and training take root
  • 2003 december 16: Valeo increases share in two Chinese Joint Ventures to reach 50% in Electrical Systems and 55% in Wiper Systems
  • 2003 december 9: First contract win for Valeo's new dual reversing front wiper system
  • 2003 december 4: Valeo joins United Nations' Global Compact program
  • 2003 december 3: Valeo increases share to 50 percent in joint venture Zexel Valeo Climate Control, Strengthening its climate control business in Asia
  • 2003 november 5: VIP success for NSK marks 100th preferred supplier to Valeo
  • 2003 october 30: Valeo establishes new technical center in China
  • 2003 october 23: Valeo wins Gold Award and special 10th anniversary trophy at Equip'Auto
  • 2003 october 22: Zexel Valeo released car air conditioning system with Plasmacluster Ion®* generator
  • 2003 october 22: Valeo and Ichikoh launches Adaptive Front Lighting System - new regulations drive forward lighting technology
  • 2003 october 22: Valeo sets up global alliance with Furukawa Electric to jointly develop business opportunities for wiring systems
  • 2003 october 22: Toyota chooses unique LED rear lamps from Valeo – Ichikoh Alliance for restyled Estima
  • 2003 october 20: 2003 results for first nine months: Progress over 2002 despite more challenging third quarter
  • 2003 october 16: Valeo signs exclusive agreement with Iteris for lane departure warning systems for cars. Production expected in 2004
  • 2003 october 16: Inquiring spirit and technical excellence mark Valeo's stand at Tokyo Motor Show
  • 2003 october 16: Valeo Service launches Multi Application Alternator – customers to benefit from improved availability from distributors and roadside repairers
  • 2003 october 9: Valeo to unveil its innovation award nominations and latest products and services at Equip'Auto
  • 2003 september 19: Valeo launches breakthrough cooling concept
  • 2003 september 17: Valeo launches a new photo-catalytic filtering system - a breath of fresh air for all car occupants
  • 2003 september 16: Valeo to develop LED technology for front lighting applications
  • 2003 september 16: Valeo develops air conditioning solution during Valeo “Start-Stop” engine operation
  • 2003 september 16: Valeo's Flat Blade wiper technology now available on the Aftermarket
  • 2003 september 15: Valeo wins contract for innovative all-in-one Rain Light Tunnel sensor
  • 2003 september 10: Valeo's starter-alternator to equip future PSA Peugeot Citroën vehicles from 2004
  • 2003 september 10: Valeo sees important future for driver-assisted car parking system.
  • 2003 september 10: All-Round Safety
  • 2003 september 10: Valeo awarded contracts for Volkswagen Group power closure systems
  • 2003 september 10: Valeo adaptive rear brake lights emphasize BMW 6-Series stopping power
  • 2003 september 9: Radar acts as Sixth Sense - Taking the nasty surprises out of driving
  • 2003 august 7: Valeo expands global Research & Development network
  • 2003 august 5: Valeo to announce contracts and technical innovations of “Domains” technology strategy at IAA 2003
  • 2003 july 31: Valeo develops presence in Eastern Europe - multi-million euro orders awarded by Dacia
  • 2003 july 24: Valeo: first half results - Improvement of margins, solid order intake
  • 2003 july 22: Valeo sells its French plastics injection facility in Saint Aubin
  • 2003 july 11: Valeo secures first multi-million euro contract for new Mechanical Multi-Exchanger
  • 2003 june 20: Valeo's interfaced alternator wins EPCOS/SIA award
  • 2003 june 12: Valeo announces a plan to restructure two facilities in Abrera, Spain and Santo Tirso, Portugal
  • 2003 april 23: Valeo reinforces its presence in China
  • 2003 april 23: First quarter 2003 results - Continuing margin growth
  • 2003 april 15: Valeo receives achievement award and quality recognition from Toyota
  • 2003 april 15: Valeo to announce further development of its Chinese operations at Auto Shanghai 2003
  • 2003 march 31: 2003 Annual General Meeting and First Meeting of new Board of Directors
  • 2003 march 28: VIP success for Valeo’s preferred suppliers
  • 2003 march 26: Valeo presents its innovations at the 2nd Suppliers' Exhibition in Wolfsburg's Congress Park
  • 2003 march 26: Valeo's total investment in Poland exceeds 100 million euros; New facility planned
  • 2003 march 5: Valeo technology to debut on Bertone concept car
  • 2003 february 27: Valeo wins A. T. Kearney Global Excellence of Operations Award for “Production Plant of the Year”
  • 2003 february 24: Valeo extends Wiper System Leadership with General Motors
  • 2003 february 17: Valeo technology adds value to the Renault Mégane “Car of the Year” 2003
  • 2003 february 12: Valeo celebrates 80th anniversary at the forefront of the world's automotive industry
  • 2003 february 11: Results 2002 - recovery confirmed: Improvement in results, cash and order book
  • 2003 january 31: Valeo applies sensor fusion technology to maximize driver confidence and convenience during reversing manoeuvres
  • 2003 january 20: Ultrasonic Park Assist world leader Valeo to launch Master-Park™ to the Aftermarket
  • 2002 december 17: Valeo Advanced Thermal Systems to be featured on future Chrysler group vehicle
  • 2002 december 4: Valeo consolidates its lighting activities in Spain
  • 2002 november 28: Valeo expands global manufacturing network with new factory in Romania
  • 2002 november 13: Valeo's Bending Light system provides superior levels of comfort to Porsche Cayenne drivers
  • 2002 october 17: 2002 third quarter results: Confirmation of recovery in a contrasted market
  • 2002 october 10: Valeo’s powered trunk closure technology selected by DaimlerChrysler for prestigious Maybach
  • 2002 october 9: Valeo unlocks innovation potential using unique “domains approach” to vehicle access and security
  • 2002 october 8: Valeo develops advanced automotive simulator to optimize driver attention on the road
  • 2002 october 7: Valeo unveils powerful power line technology with high potential - future vehicle networks simplified
  • 2002 october 4: Valeo realizes a powerful solution for improved battery performance and electrical system reliability
  • 2002 october 3: Valeo adds value through innovation and technology
  • 2002 october 3: Valeo’s new e-module™ achieves design freedom for car makers - flexible integration of innovative value-added features simplified
  • 2002 october 1: Valeo advances driver comfort and confidence with detection systems contracts
  • 2002 september 27: Raytheon and Valeo form Valeo Raytheon Systems, Inc. to develop and market automotive radar systems
  • 2002 september 27: Valeo wins billion euro order from Volkswagen Group
  • 2002 september 25: Valeo announces that its North American subsidiary, VESI, is cleared to emerge from Chapter 11
  • 2002 september 17: Valeo appoints Duncan Johns as Group Vice President, Valeo Service Activity
  • 2002 september 17: Valeo's new Bending Light system scoops Innovation Prize at Automechanika 2002
  • 2002 september 12: Valeo appoints Serge Le Berre as Group Technical Vice President
  • 2002 july 25: Valeo: half year results - operating income increases by 35%
  • 2002 july 12: Valeo improves driver interface on new Peugeot 807
  • 2002 june 26: Valeo and Ricardo launches customer preview program for mild hybrid vehicle with world-class fuel economy
  • 2002 june 21: Valeo wins two EPCOS/SIA electronics innovation prizes
  • 2002 june 20: Valeo presents Bending Light on “Seeing and Being Seen” platform at IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium 2002
  • 2002 june 14: valeo.com receives accolade from shareholders
  • 2002 june 10: Valeo: Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
  • 2002 june 6: Valeo and Raytheon enter joint venture to develop automotive applications for radar technologies
  • 2002 may 28: Valeo wins two contracts for revolutionary starter-alternator with fuel savings of up to ten percent
  • 2002 may 27: Valeo creates strategic Thermal Systems Activity to reinforce its leadership position
  • 2002 may 23: "World First" for Valeo's Double-Xenon lighting technology for new Volkswagen Phaeton
  • 2002 may 6: Valeo announces that Union members approved revisions to Valeo Electrical Systems, Inc. collective bargaining agreement
  • 2002 april 29: Valeo enters car dealerships to promote innovative options
  • 2002 april 19: Valeo collaborates with Saft to strengthen its position in Electrical Energy Management
  • 2002 april 16: First quarter 2002 results: consolidating recovery in a contrasted market
  • 2002 april 15: Valeo announces tentative agreement between Valeo Electrical Systems Inc. and Union Leadership
  • 2002 april 2: Valeo's customers to benefit from previews of technology demonstrator platform
  • 2002 march 28: Valeo announces a plan to merge its aftermarket activities
  • 2002 march 25: Valeo announces a plan to form a partnership with world-class electronics manufacturing company Jabil
  • 2002 march 11: Valeo announces a plan to create subsidiaries for its clutches and friction materials activities
  • 2002 march 8: Valeo employees awarded for patented customer innovations
  • 2002 march 7: Valeo appoints Kazuo Kawashima as Group Quality Director
  • 2002 march 5: Valeo illuminates the way forward for Saab 9-5 drivers
  • 2002 february 27: Valeo to present 21 technical papers and organize technical sessions at SAE 2002 world congress
  • 2002 february 15: Valeo launches global Knowledge Management system with partners Nemesia and IBM
  • 2002 february 12: Valeo establishes alliance with International Rectifier to further enhance its electronics capability
  • 2002 february 8: Valeo announces closure of Grand Prairie, Texas, site and Zexel Valeo Compressor USA announces closure of Decatur, Illinois, site
  • 2002 february 1: 2001 results: operational improvement continues in fourth quarter
  • 2002 january 11: Valeo: continued industrial restructuring and adaptation of employment levels to the market
  • 2002 juanuary 7: Valeo closes its plant in Carmen de Areco, Argentina
  • 2001 december 19: AutoTechnology elects Valeo Chairman as a member of its Scientific Advisory Board
  • 2001 december 17: Valeo and Cymat agree to develop breakthrough design crash box for front-end modules
  • 2001 december 14: Valeo reports that its North American subsidiary VESI has filed for voluntary reorganization under chapter 11 of US law
  • 2001 december 14: Valeo completes divestment of Sainte-Savine facility
  • 2001 november 8: Valeo announces a plan to close its plant at Velenje in Slovenia
  • 2001 november 5: Valeo closes sale of its Filtrauto business
  • 2001 november 5: Valeo announces the sale of Valeo Transmission Ltd, UK
  • 2001 october 24: Valeo appoints Kate Philipps Group Communications Director
  • 2001 october 18: Valeo's third quarter results: Continuing operational recovery, restructuring plan in the U.S.
  • 2001 october 18: Valeo wins gold and silver innovation awards at Equip Auto 2001
  • 2001 october 15: Valeo announces a plan to close its Baumenheim plant in Germany
  • 2001 october 15: Equip Auto 2001: Download Press Information
  • 2001 september 28: Valeo Electronics plans to reorganize its Sainte-Savine facility, France, and maintain all jobs
  • 2001 september 27: Valeo and Ricardo Sign Agreement To Develop 42 Volt Diesel Vehicle; Up to 30 percent Greater Fuel Efficiency Expected
  • 2001 september 20: Valeo Maximizes Driver Visibility with OPTI-Wash™ Heated Wash System
  • 2001 september 20: Valeo Secures First Customers for Intelligent Headlight Technology That Turns Light into Road Bends
  • 2001 september 14: Valeo Domains Unveiled at IAA 2001
  • 2001 september 14: Valeo to Open New Technical Center in Germany to Focus Engineering Efforts on Future Electronics Systems
  • 2001 september 14: Valeo Wins Record Order for Park Assist Systems
  • 2001 august 23: Valeo plans to divest truck vehicle signal lighting activity
  • 2001 july 26: Equip'Auto 2001
  • 2001 july 25: Valeo: half-year results - First steps towards recovery
  • 2001 july 25: Valeo: Interim Report 2001
  • 2001 july 20: Valeo receives Honda quality performance award
  • 2001 july 18: Valeo Celebrates Record: First Million EGR Coolers Produced
  • 2001 july 17: Valeo strengthens its North American management with two key executive appointments
  • 2001 july 13: Valeo Plans to Divest Non-automotive Wiring Business
  • 2001 june 28: EPCOS/SIA electronics innovation award for Valeo and Renault
  • 2001 june 25: Valeo sells Filtrauto business
  • 2001 june 19: Valeo and Iteris sign agreement to develop and launch integrated automotive vision systems
  • 2001 june 15: Valeo awarded innovation prize for anti-pollution, anti-odor in-cabin air function
  • 2001 june 13: Valeo appoints Michel Giannuzzi Vice President - Electrical Systems Branch
  • 2001 may 9: Valeo: Annual General Meeting and First Supervisory Board Meeting
  • 2001 april 26: Valeo announces recent appointments
  • 2001 april 12: Valeo: 1st quarter 2001 results
  • 2001 april 10: Denial from Valeo: no negotiations with JOHNSON CONTROLS
  • 2001 march 27: Valeo: AGM set for May 9th 2001
  • 2001 march 21: Valeo: new Chairman
  • 2001 march 13: SKF, Tenneco Automotive, TRW and Valeo to engage in plans to provide enhanced automotive aftermarket services in Europe
  • 2001 february 1: Valeo results 2000: 18% rise in sales and operating income
  • 2001 january 25: Valeo: proposed closure of two UK sites
  • 2001 january 4: Valeo: sales 2000 grow 18%