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Valeo Innovative EG Efficiency Alternator Wins A 2015 Automotive News PACE Award

France, Paris, April 21, 2015 – Valeo has won a 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution To Excellence) award for its EG Efficiency Alternator.

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 CO? 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 133 plants, 16 research centers, 34 development centers, 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.
For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please visit our website www.valeo.com

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