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With 11 production sites and 3 Development centers across the country, Valeo USA is one of the most successful and innovative companies in North America.
Valeo’s history in the USA started in 1980 with the creation of Valeo Auto industries Inc, based in Delaware to develop and sell Thermal Systems to major American automakers.
As the Group expanded, Valeo created joint ventures with Eaton, Osram Sylvania, and V. Johnson Enterprises, which highly developed Valeo’s leadership in North America. The Group also created a joint venture with Raytheon, which was eventually renamed Valeo Radar Systems and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeo.
Valeo acquired Blackstone and ITT Industries, an acquisition that significantly reinforced Valeo’s presence in North America and made the electrical activity one of the three world leaders. Several Valeo USA sites have received awards over the years. The Greensburg, Indiana site won the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, and the Hamilton, Ohio plant won the Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality award.
In 2017, Valeo USA expanded its presence into the San Francisco Bay Area with a new engineering and innovation site in San Mateo, California.
The Group participates in important automotive events like the North American International auto show, and in the International Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At Valeo, we strive to create a workplace based on ethics, transparency, empowerment, professionalism and teamwork. Our employees and their well-being are at the heart of our operations and we believe in creating respectful and inclusive workplaces founded on these values. We develop the technology for tomorrow’s automobile – what about your development?
The Activity structure in the US consists of 4 Business Groups and Valeo Service for aftermarket and the regional headquarters is located in Troy, Michigan.
Valeo’s key products lead the progress which is at the heart of the 3 revolutions shaping the automotive industry: autonomous cars, electrification of the powertrain and digital mobility. The North American plants produce the following systems: automotive electrical systems; transmissions; engine management; air management; hybrid and electric vehicle systems; climate control; powertrain thermal systems; compressors; front-end modules; driving assistance; interior controls; interior electronics; lighting; wiper; and wiper motors.
Our Powertrain Systems Business Group (PTS) develops innovative powertrain solutions aimed at reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, without compromising on the pleasure and dynamics of driving.
The Thermal Systems Business Group develops and manufactures systems, modules and components to ensure thermal energy management of the powertrain and comfort for each passenger, during all phases of vehicle use.
Valeo’s Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems Business Group develops interface systems between the driver, the vehicle and the environment to promote smart and autonomous driving.
The Visibility Systems Business Group designs and produces efficient and innovative systems enhancing driver visibility, day and night, for safer vehicle operation. This Business Group is divided in two Product Groups: Wiper Systems and Lighting Systems with Research and Development centers and production centers in the U.S. and in Mexico.
Valeo Service supplies automakers with original equipment spares and the independent aftermarket with replacement parts. Valeo Service for the US and Canada is located in Hampton and Valeo Service for Mexico is located in Santa Fe.