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Valeo Celebrates 100 Years!

Valeo Celebrates 100 Years in Paris


In 2023, Valeo had its centennial anniversary, marking its humble beginnings from starting as a small workshop on the outskirts of Paris all the way to becoming a global leader in the automotive industry.


An Amazing Anniversary


On the 23rd May 2023, in the company of customers, partners, shareholders, and friends, Valeo celebrated its 100 year anniversary at the Atelier des Lumières, an immersive digital art museum in Paris, France.


With its cutting edge technology—providing light shows, massive projections on floors and walls, and a dynamic interplay of color and sound—there couldn’t have been a better environment than this former steel foundry to celebrate Valeo’s hundred year anniversary, a company who itself continues to pioneer and innovate in producing the latest technology for the automotive industry.


 “Born in a modest workshop in the Paris region at the initiative of a handful of mechanical experts, Valeo is now, 100 years later, a global company with nearly 110,000 employees in 29 countries, and a technological and industrial leader in each of its core businesses – powertrain systems, thermal systems, comfort and driving assistance systems and visibility systems.” 

- Christophe Périllat, Valeo’s Chief Executive Officer


What Valeo Stands For


Over the course of its existence, Valeo has consistently reinvented itself to emerge as a significant and indispensable participant in the ongoing mobility revolution, aimed at serving the widest range of people possible.


From pioneering brake linings to introducing the world's first mass-produced automotive LiDAR, Valeo continues to make invaluable contributions to its field and play a direct role in shaping significant milestones in the industry’s advancement.


Given today’s current climate, Valeo also prides itself in helping to make a positive difference in the battle against global warming, with sustainable strategies. By being sustainable, increasing safety, and pushing innovation, Valeo is making sure to stay true to the fundamental essence of its mission.


“I know that the next 100 years will be just as rich and exciting for Valeo as the last 100 years. We are already looking forward to writing the next chapters of this beautiful story.”

- Christophe Périllat, Valeo’s Chief Executive Officer




On the picture, together with the Valeo Services’s executive team, some of Valeo’s major customers:

  • Holger HELLMICH - Groupauto International
  • Manuel VAN ROYEN - AD International
  • Christophe BOUTEMY - PHE
  • Varun LAROYIA - LKQ
  • Jerôme PRINCET - Zeplug
  • Jacques GREIVELDINGER - Smovengo 
  • François TABUTEAU - Smovengo