Valeo Flux actualitĂ©s valeo Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.0 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.valeo.com admin@valeo.com (valeo) valeo Valeo launches ad campaign and unveils new brand signature Paris, September 28, 2016 – Valeo unveiled the Group's new advertising campaign, "Smarter cars need smart people". The campaign comprises print ads and short videos that take a comical, off-beat approach, featuring an inept engineer who is completely overwhelmed by autonomous and clean vehicle technologies. Through a variety of scenarios, Valeo sends the clear message that without the Group's talented engineers, there would be no car of the future.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-launches-ad-campaign-and-unveils-new-brand-signature-10900.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-launches-ad-campaign-and-unveils-new-brand-signature-10900.html Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and launched in six countries (China, France, Germany, India, Japan and the United States) to coincide with the Paris Motor Show, the new advertising campaign primarily targets engineers – the key to Valeo's innovation success. Aiming to reach as wide an audience as possible, the ad appears in a variety of media, ranging from print format via national dailies, including Die Zeit, The New York Times, Le Figaro, The Times of India and Yomiuri Shimbun, to digital and video platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube. 

VALEO’S NEW BRAND SIGNATURE

The campaign has the two-pronged objective of increasing general awareness of Valeo and attracting top talent, both in fast-growing markets and in fields of high technological value. Valeo believes that the expertise of its teams is the best guarantee of innovation and quality and, as such, is a key factor to its success. The Group plans to significantly step up hiring over the coming years to support its expansion strategy and thereby continue to invest heavily in innovation.

On the same occasion, Valeo is unveiling its new brand signature "Smart technology for smarter cars", reaffirming its position as a technology leader in the automotive market and reinforcing the image of a Group that continuously innovates for increasingly cleaner and smarter vehicles.

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Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2015, the Group generated sales of €14.5 billion and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 148 plants, 19 research centers, 35 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 88,800 people in 32 countries worldwide. Valeo is listed on the Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.


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Valeo Innovation Challenge: 24 teams heading for the final Paris, March 18, 2016 – Valeo today announced the 24 teams selected by its 70 experts to move onto the second stage of the Valeo Innovation Challenge. Twelve countries on four continents are represented in this year's contest: Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, and the United States.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-innovation-challenge-24-teams-heading-for-the-final-10771.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-innovation-challenge-24-teams-heading-for-the-final-10771.html Of the 24 teams selected for this third annual Challenge, 13 are competing in the "technological innovation" category and 11 in the "idea for new ways of using cars" category.

The teams now have until July 15 to test, improve and prototype their ideas using a €5,000 grant from Valeo. When this stage is complete, eight finalist teams from both categories combined will be chosen to present their project to a grand jury at the Paris Motor Show.

Chaired by Valeo’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jacques Aschenbroich, the jury will be composed of members of the group's senior management team, as well as prominent figures in the fields of science, the arts, politics and economics in order to encompass the variety of the competing projects.

The winning team in each category will take home €100,000 in prize money and the second-placed teams in each category will receive €10,000.

The Valeo Innovation Challenge invites students from around the world to play an active role in automobile innovation by designing the product or system that will create smarter, more intuitive cars by 2030.

For more information: https://valeoinnovationchallenge.valeo.com/

With the Valeo Innovation Challenge, Valeo is demonstrating once again that innovation and R&D are the Group's top priorities. Day in, day out, its teams are guided by a constant commitment to innovation as they work to invent the car of tomorrow.

Most of Valeo's research and development programs are focused on the design of technologies that reduce motor vehicle CO2 emissions and promote intuitive driving. The company ranks among the leading patent filers in France, dedicating nearly 11% of its original-equipment revenue to innovation. With more than 11,600 researchers in 52 research and development centers around the world, Valeo has developed a wide array of innovative products and technologies that represent 37% of its order intake.

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2015, the Group generated sales of €14.5 billion and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 134 plants, 17 research centers, 35 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 82,800 people in 30 countries worldwide.
Valeo is listed on the Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please visit our website, www.valeo.com

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The third annual Valeo Innovation Challenge draws 3,302 student applicants from around the world Paris, February 1, 2016 – Enthusiasm for the Valeo Innovation Challenge is stronger than ever in the contest's third year. A total of 3,302 students from around the world have signed up to participate.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/the-third-annual-valeo-innovation-challenge-draws-3-302-student-applicants-from-around-the-world-10742.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/the-third-annual-valeo-innovation-challenge-draws-3-302-student-applicants-from-around-the-world-10742.html In all, 1,344 teams from 65 countries and 785 universities have submitted their application in one of the two available categories, with 60% of the teams competing in the "technological innovation" category and 40% of the teams in the "idea for new ways of using cars" category. The goal in each category is to win a grand prize of €100,000.

Two categories designed to stimulate student creativity
The contest's continued success – with a record number of participants signed up this year – attests to the relevance of the challenge put to the students: "come up with an innovation or idea that will make cars more intelligent, intuitive, green and fun by 2030."

The "idea for new ways of using cars" category, created for the first time this year, has drawn 1,323 students from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, business, urban planning and design, indicating that a broad, diverse segment of society views the auto industry as dynamic and appealing. At the same time, there are 1,979 students competing in the "technological innovation" category.

70 Valeo experts across the globe will select the semi-finalists
Starting today, 70 Valeo experts spread across the Group's R&D centers worldwide – as well as a number of independent scientists – will examine each of the projects in order to select 24 teams that will advance to the next round.

The 24 short-listed teams will be announced on March 18, 2016, after which Valeo will grant them each €5,000 to develop their idea by building a functional prototype, application or other solution.

The Valeo Innovation Challenge program
Students worldwide can learn more and register for the contest via three dedicated sites:

Timetable

  • March 18, 2016:
    24 semi-finalist teams announced.
  • March 18, 2016 – July 23, 2016:
    Teams given €5,000 to develop their project.
  • September 23, 2016:
    Eight finalist teams announced.
  • October 2016:
    Projects presented to the panel and winners announced.

With the Valeo Innovation Challenge, Valeo is demonstrating once again that innovation and R&D are the Group's top priorities. Day in, day out, its teams are guided by a constant commitment to innovation as they work to invent the car of tomorrow.

Valeo invests 10% of its original equipment sales on R&D. Most of Valeo's research and development programs are focused on the design of technologies that reduce motor vehicle CO2 emissions and promote intuitive driving. Ranking among the leading patent filers in France, Valeo has close to 11,000 researchers in 50 research and development centers around the world. Valeo has developed a wide array of innovative products and technologies that represented 35% of its order intake in 2014.

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 135 plants, 16 research centers, 35 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 82,700 people in 30 countries worldwide.
Valeo is listed on the Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please visit our website, www.valeo.com

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Valeo Named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator Paris, le 12 novembre 2015 – Valeo was named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator today, recognizing its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies. The program, an initiative of the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The full report is available at http://www.stateofinnovation.com.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-named-a-thomson-reuters-2015-top-100-global-innovator-10670.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-named-a-thomson-reuters-2015-top-100-global-innovator-10670.html The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent application-to-grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations. This objective formula identifies the companies around the world that are discovering new inventions, protecting them from infringers and commercializing them.

"“R&D is an absolute priority for Valeo. This award recognizes the strategic importance of innovation within the Group and highlights the daily efforts of our teams, without whom none of this would be possible. Thanks to these teams, Valeo is innovating and inventing the cars of tomorrow, both in terms of CO2 emissions reduction and autonomous vehicles. This strategy has made us the world’s fastest growing world-class automotive supplier,” commented Valeo Chief Executive Officer Jacques Aschenbroich."

The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator peer-reviewed methodology was executed using Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI), Derwent Patents Citations Index™, Quadrilateral Patent Index™, and Thomson Innovation®, its IP and intelligence collaboration platform.

“In today’s hypercompetitive global marketplace, innovation is much more than just having great ideas. True innovation occurs when individuals and companies harness the power and insight to bring ideas to life,” said Basil Moftah, president, Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science. “This is the potent formula we measure with our Top 100 Global Innovators program. The institutions on this year’s list represent the current vanguard in innovation by pioneering new breakthroughs and organizing their businesses to make these discoveries a reality.”

Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators:

  • Now in its fifth year, the program has annually outperformed leading financial indices, serving as a trustworthy investment resource and a testament to increased R&D funding, global patent filing and new market development, resulting in greater revenue and enhanced regional economic activity.
  • The 2015 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators outperformed the MSCI World Index in revenue by 6.01 percentage points, employment by 4.09 percentage points, and market-cap-weighted R&D spending by 1.86 percentage points.
  • Together, the 2015 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators generated more than $429 trillion in revenue and invested more than $20 trillion in R&D (local currency) in 2014.
  • The 2015 Top 100 Thomson Reuters Global Innovators hail from three continents and comprise eleven countries. Just two countries comprise 75 percent of the list: Japan and the US, making them the true innovation hubs of the world.
  • The Automotive sector has its largest representation on the Top 100 Global Innovator list ever, a 233 percent increase since the inception of the program.

To view the full list and report on the Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to http://www.stateofinnovation.com.

About Valeo
Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 135 plants, 16 research centers, 35 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 82,700 people in 30 countries worldwide.

Valeo is listed on the Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index. 
For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please visit our website, www.valeo.com.

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Valeo reveals the winners of the second Valeo Innovation Challenge Paris, September 29, 2015 – Valeo today announced the results of its international innovation contest. For the second year running, Valeo invited students from around the world to play an active role in automobile innovation by designing the product or system that will create smarter, more intuitive cars by 2030.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-reveals-the-winners-of-the-second-valeo-innovation-challenge-10692.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-reveals-the-winners-of-the-second-valeo-innovation-challenge-10692.html With participation up 40% on last year, 1,324 teams from 89 countries signed up for a chance to invent and develop bold, revolutionary solutions for the automobile of 2030.

Valeo experts examined a vast number of projects, primarily in the field of driving assistance systems, autonomous driving and safety. The engineering students harnessed all of the opportunities offered by digital technology and adapted them to the automotive sector to improve safety on board as vehicles become increasingly autonomous.

Today the three winning teams were selected by a jury chaired by Valeo Chief Executive Officer Jacques Aschenbroich and made up of eminent figures from the world of science as well as members of the Valeo group.

First prize went to the Chinese team “Falcon View” from Peking University. They came up with a new way for autonomous cars to detect their surroundings. Instead of using lasers, the team built a cheaper wheel-based system, using a camera.

Two teams tied for second place:

  • The German team “Auto Gen Z”, from Saarland University developed a connected system, reinforcing traffic safety. This alternative system effectively combines the three mirrors in a car into a single wide screen display.
  • The Indian team “M.A.D”, from Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education in Pondicherry, also created a connected system reinforcing traffic safety. Based on satellite navigation, this advanced collision warning system alerts drivers, in real time, from potentially dangerous conditions.

The winning team was awarded a cash prize of €100,000, while the second teams took home €10,000 each.

At the end of the ceremony, Valeo kicked off the third annual Innovation Challenge, which will serve to recognize not only technological innovation, but also ideas for using cars in new ways. A cash prize of €100,000 will be awarded to the winner of each category. Students across all disciplines can sign up now on the contest's dedicated website.

For more information: https://valeoinnovationchallenge.valeo.com/

With the Valeo Innovation Challenge, Valeo is demonstrating once again that innovation and R&D are the Group’s top priorities. Day in, day out, its teams are guided by a constant commitment to innovation as they work to invent the car of tomorrow.

Valeo dedicates nearly 11% of its original equipment revenue to innovation, which is a priority focus for the Group. Most of its research and development programs are focused on the design of technologies that reduce motor vehicle carbon emissions and promote intuitive driving. Ranking among the leading patent filers in France, Valeo has close to 11,000 researchers in 50 research and development centers around the world. Valeo has developed a wide array of innovative products and technologies that represented 35% of its order intake in 2014.

Valeo was also certified as a "Top Employer" in 22 countries for 2015.

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving.

In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion and invested over 11% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 133 plants, 16 research centers, 34 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 81,200 people in 29 countries worldwide.

Valeo is listed on the Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please visit our website, www.valeo.com

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Valeo unveils its new technologies for the car of tomorrow at the Frankfurt Motor Show Paris, September 15, 2015 – Valeo is using the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) to unveil its latest innovations for making cars smarter, safer, more intuitive and more fuel efficient.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-unveils-its-new-technologies-for-the-car-of-tomorrow-at-the-frankfurt-motor-show-10685.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-unveils-its-new-technologies-for-the-car-of-tomorrow-at-the-frankfurt-motor-show-10685.html With nearly 1,100 patents filed in 2014 (40% more than in 2013) and a growing R&D budget (over 1.1 billion euros), Valeo is committed to developing high-tech automotive solutions that everyone can benefit from:

  • Remote Clean4U™: Presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a world premiere, this revolutionary system enables users to remotely defrost and clean their windshield via a smartphone application, thanks to two functions: Defrosting, which automatically defrosts a windshield in less than 90 seconds, and Debugging, which washes away insects stuck to the windshield in record time.
  • Matrix Laser is a new glare-free, high-beam lighting system based on BeamAtic® PremiumLED technology, with laser diodes replacing the LEDs. This technology allows drivers to keep their high beams on without blinding other motorists by automatically turning off the parts of the beam directed toward oncoming vehicles.
  • The intuitive and ergonomic 360Vue® 3D system is designed to help drivers maneuver their vehicles with greater accuracy by giving them a bird's eye view of the vehicle on the dashboard screen. The 3D, 360° degree image it provides of the surrounding environment ensures full visibility right around the vehicle.
  • Sightstream® is a new camera system that replaces conventional rearview mirrors. It not only heightens the motorist's perception of driving conditions, thereby enhancing safety, but also reduces fuel consumption by improving the vehicle's aerodynamics. At the same time, the innovative technology opens up new vehicle design opportunities.
  • Valeo's electric supercharger helps boost engine acceleration. It is designed to improve transient response in downsized engines at low revolutions. Capable of replacing or supplementing turbochargers, it enhances driving comfort by improving in-gear acceleration by 27%, without increasing fuel consumption. When coupled with a Valeo energy recovery system, the electric supercharger can deliver fuel savings of up to 20%.
  • Valeo's very high efficiency PM2.5 filter made from close-knit, reinforced fibers traps particles with almost 100% efficiency, thus reducing the concentration of pollutants inside the cabin.

Every day, nearly 10,000 Valeo researchers are inventing innovative systems that will drive the Group's development everywhere around the world. A leader in each of its businesses, Valeo devotes most of its R&D resources to designing technologies that reduce motor vehicle carbon emissions and promote intuitive driving.

Valeo stand: Hall 8, Booth A29

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2014, the Group generated sales of 12.7 billion euros and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 136 plants, 16 research centers, 34 development centers and 15 distribution platforms and employs 81,800 people in 29 countries worldwide.
Valeo is listed on Euronext Paris and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, visit www.valeo.com.

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Valeo announces an investment of 22 million euros in Cathay Capital Sino French Innovation Fund Paris - August, 28th 2015. Valeo announces a 22 million euros participation in the Cathay Capital Sino French Innovation Fund that was inaugurated today at an official launch ceremony in Beijing.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-announces-an-investment-of-22-million-euros-in-cathay-capital-sino-french-innovation-fund-10686.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-announces-an-investment-of-22-million-euros-in-cathay-capital-sino-french-innovation-fund-10686.html Sales up 15% to 7.3 billion euros Operating margin(1) up 23% to 7.4% of sales
Net income up 34% to 4.7% of sales
Free cash flow of 306 million euros
Order intake(2) up 18% to 10.7 billion euros
Full-year 2015 guidance raised]]>
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/sales-up-15-to-7-3-billion-euros-10693.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/sales-up-15-to-7-3-billion-euros-10693.html Jacques Aschenbroich, Valeo's Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Valeo's results for the first half of 2015 reflect the hard work carried out by our teams over the past few years to develop a more diverse customer portfolio, strengthen our products' technological advantage and further align the Group's businesses geographically. Furthermore, the figures demonstrate the strength of Valeo's growth model in any market conditions.
Our record order intake – which stands at 10.7 billion euros – and the 15% growth in sales reflect the commercial success of technologies developed by the Group for CO2 emissions reduction and intuitive driving. This growth was accompanied by a 23% increase in our operating margin, a 34% increase in net income and a doubling of free cash flow. These first-half results put Valeo ahead of schedule in terms of the medium-term plan presented at our Investor Day in London on March 16, 2015."

First-half 2015

  • Order intake of 10.7 billion euros, up 18% (13% like-for-like)
  • Consolidated sales of 7,298 million euros, up 15% (6% like-for-like)
  • Original equipment sales of 6,316 million euros, up 16% (7% like-for-like) outpacing global automotive production by 6 percentage points: 
    - Europe: up 10%(3), 8 percentage points higher than automotive production 
    - Asia: up 6%(3), 4 percentage points higher than automotive production 
        - of which China: up 10%(3), 5 percentage points higher than automotive production 
    - North America: up 4%(3), 1 percentage point higher than automotive production 
    - South America: down 13%(3), 3 percentage points higher than automotive production
  • Aftermarket sales up 8% (up 2% like-for-like)
  • Operating margin(1) up 23% to 538 million euros, or 7.4% of sales
  • Net attributable income up 34% to 344 million euros, or 4.7% of sales
  • Free cash flow(2) of 306 million euros, double the figure for first-half 2014
2015 outlook 

Based on the following assumptions:
  • an increase in global automotive production(4) of between 2% and 3%, including: 
    - between 4% and 5% in Europe excluding Russia 
    - between 4% and 5% in China
  • raw material prices and exchange rates in line with current levels;
Valeo raises its full-year 2015 guidance, as follows: 
  • sales growth outperformance in the main production regions, including China;
  • operating margin(1) (as a % of sales) higher than in 2014, with a slight increase in operating margin (as a % of sales) in the second half of 2015 as compared to the first half.

1 Including share in net earnings of equity-accounted companies, see Financial Glossary, page 8.
2 See Financial Glossary, page 8.
3 Constant Group structure and exchange rates.
4 In line with LMC estimates

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AN EXCEPTIONAL JURY ANNOUNCED FOR THE WORLD’S SECOND ANNUAL VALEO INNOVATION CHALLENGE Paris, July 20th, 2015 – Valeo announced today the names of the 12 members of the 2015 Valeo Innovation Challenge jury, which will be chaired by Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich.]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/an-exceptional-jury-announced-for-the-world-s-second-annual-valeo-innovation-challenge-10687.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/an-exceptional-jury-announced-for-the-world-s-second-annual-valeo-innovation-challenge-10687.html

The jury is made up of eminent figures from the world of science, as well as experts from Valeo:

Jacques ASCHENBROICH: Chief Executive Officer of Valeo.

Bruno BONNELL: an entrepreneur who specializes in the digital and robotics industries. He has created companies in the sector: Infogrames/Atari, Infonie, Game One, Ivolution, Robopolis, Awabot, etc. He holds the posts of Robotics Project Leader at the French Ministry of Economic, Financial and Digital Affairs and “Communicating Better” Ambassador at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EMLYON Business School.

André CHIENG: Chairman of Asiatique Européenne de Commerce and Vice Chairman of the France-China Committee. Foreign trade advisor for France in China.

Yotam COHEN: Co-founder of Wibbitz, a start-up that developed an application that automatically turns any article, post or feed into a video summary, and head of the Wibbitz R&D department.

Guillaume DEVAUCHELLE: Vice President of Innovation and Scientific Development at Valeo.

Prof. Dr.-Ing Welf-Guntram DROSSEL: Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Dresden, Germany, with expertise in adaptronics and acoustics.

Gérard FELDZER: Chairman of the Ile de France Regional Tourism Committee, Member of the Transport and Mobility Commission, consultant and columnist, former airline pilot with Air France and former President of the French Air and Space Museum.

Claudie HAIGNERÉ: President of Universcience from 2010 to 2015, then head of European and space research at the European Space Agency. First French woman to visit the International Space Station, former Minister Delegate for Research and New Technologies and former Minister Delegate for European Affairs.

Hans-Peter KUNZE, former Senior Executive Vice-President, Sales & Business Development at Valeo. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Schnellecke Logistics Group and of the UTAC CERAM Strategy Board.
Christophe PERILLAT: Chief Operating Officer at Valeo.

Jacques ROUGERIE: Visionary French architect and oceanographer with expertise in underwater habitats.

Cédric VILLANI: French mathematician, Director of Institut Henri-Poincaré and professor at Claude Bernard University Lyon 1. Winner of the Fields Medal in 2010. 

The Valeo Innovation Challenge is a global contest open to engineering students around the world, who are invited to play an active role in automobive innovation by designing the product or system that will create smarter, more intuitive cars by 2030. The winning team will take home €100,000 in prize money and the second and third-place teams will receive €10,000 each.
The 20 shortlisted teams have developed a working prototype of their project using the €5,000 in funding allocated to each of them by Valeo. 
The participating teams come from all over the world and represent a total of 12 countries on four continents: China, Egypt, Germany, India, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uzbekistan.
The six finalist teams will be selected on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. They will be invited to present their projects to the jury at Paris. The top three teams will be announced on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
Valeo devotes nearly 11% of its original equipment sales to innovation, which is a priority focus for the Group. Most of its research and development programs are focused on the design of technologies that reduce motor vehicle CO2 emissions and promote intuitive driving. Ranking among the leading patent filers in France, the company has close to 11,000 researchers working in 50 research and development centers around the world. Valeo has developed a wide array of innovative products and technologies, which in 2014 represented 35% of its order intake. 
Valeo was also awarded the Top Employers label in 22 countries for 2015.

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. 
In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 133 production sites, 16 research centers, 34 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 81,200 people in 29 countries worldwide.

Valeo is listed on Euronext Paris and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

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VALEO INNOVATIVE EG EFFICIENCY ALTERNATOR WINS A 2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS PACE AWARD Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:26:33 +0100 http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-innovative-eg-efficiency-alternator-wins-a-2015-automotive-news-pace-award-10688.html http://www.valeo.com.cn/journalistes/actualite/valeo-innovative-eg-efficiency-alternator-wins-a-2015-automotive-news-pace-award-10688.html The EG Efficiency Alternator features synchronous rectifying based on MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors) instead of diodes. Due to their micro-electronic structure, MOSFET’s are able to almost eliminate the voltage drop during current rectifying. The alternator’s efficiency is increased by 10 percent.

Valeo accepted the honor at the 2015 Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony on April 20, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. For more than 20 years, the Automotive News PACE Awards have honored superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers. This prestigious award is recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.

In the past, Valeo won PACE Awards in 2014 for its Back-Over Protection System, 2013 for its Air Intake Module, 2012 for its AquaBlade®* wiper system; 2008 for its Park4U® park assist system; 2007 for its Multi-Beam Radar (MBR) blind spot detection system; 2006 for its StARS micro-hybrid system; and 2005 for its LaneVue™ lane departure warning system.

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. 
In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 133 production sites, 16 research centers, 34 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 78,500 people in 29 countries worldwide. Valeo is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

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*VisioBlade® in some countries

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