Valeo in Germany

Valeo has been active in Germany for many decades, with German customers contributing 31% of the Group’s worldwide turnover. In Germany, around 8.000 employees work for Valeo at 24 locations. Valeo is divided into four Business Groups and Valeo Service for the aftermarket. All of these Valeo Business Groups are active in Germany.


Portrait of Holger Schwab

“As one of the world’s largest and leading suppliers for the automotive and commercial vehicles industry, we are always active in close proximity to our customers. Our German customers contribute a significant portion of Valeo’s total turnover. Well-trained engineers secure this competitive advantage through state-of-the-art technology, while highly motivated sales teams communicate ideas successfully to our customers, and outstanding performance in production safeguards this success for the long term.

The strongh growth of German carmakers worldwide is an important success factor for Valeo. We are laying the foundations for this success here on site in Germany. In order to remain at such a high level, we are constantly optimizing our processes and our relationships with suppliers and customers – in Germany now at 24 locations with around 8.000 employees.”

Holger Schwab
National President Germany

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Business Groups

Valeo has its own administration, customer interface and service structure in Germany. In addition, Germany is a key location for both the Group’s production and its international research and development activities.

Valeo Germany, in common with the Group, is structured around four well-balanced and coherent Business Groups that offer innovative solutions to meet the major changes taking place in its markets aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and developing intuitive driving. Each of the Business Groups is structured to reinforce cooperation and stimulate growth for all Product Groups worldwide.

The Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems Business Group provides an innovative user experience through reinvented mobility solutions and human-machine interfaces. Perception systems and artificial intelligence make driving safer, more autonomous and better connected.

The Powertrain Systems Division takes care of the development of comprehensive, integrated electric powertrain solutions for all vehicle categories, from small urban cars to premium sedans, as well as technologies that make internal combustion engines cleaner.

The Thermal Systems Division ensures a reduction in pollutant emissions from internal combustion engines, optimisation of the driving range and battery life of hybrid and electric vehicles, and improvement of passenger comfort and well-being in the cabin.

In the Visibility Systems Business Group, the focus is on designing and producing innovative and efficient lighting and washing systems for safer and more comfortable manual driving, as well as for an improved and enhanced travel experience in autonomous vehicles.

Valeo’s activities are spread all over Germany with a focus on Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. In addition to production and research & development, Valeo operates Customer Interface Offices in Braunschweig, Rüsselsheim, Unterföhring, Wolfsburg and Garching – always in close proximity to its customers. In addition, the Valeo Service aftermarket activity has its office in Ratingen near Düsseldorf, from where it supplies customers with spare parts and supports the independent aftermarket.

Valeo Germany plant
Valeo Germany plant
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Valeo machines
employees meeting in Valeo Germany
Valeo Service plant in Germany
Employee working at Valeo Germany
Valeo Germany production plant
Employees at a Valeo Germany plant
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Valeo workers at a production plant in Germany
Valeo Germany plant