Wemding – Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems
The Valeo site in Wemding produces and develops cutting-edge technology and shapes the future of the automobile.
The Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems Business Group, headquartered in Créteil (Paris), has a production facility in Wemding, Bavaria. Here, innovative technologies such as laser scanners, front cameras, radar sensors, ultrasonic systems, vision systems and domain controllers as well as steering column switches are manufactured. The Wemding site produces and develops cutting-edge technology on an international scale, shaping the future of the automobile. Today, these comfort and driving assistance systems are integrated in almost all new vehicles in Europe.
Key figures at end 2022
The focus at the site
- Production of driving assistance systems
- Production of electronic components
Products at the site
- Laser scanner
- Front cameras
- Radar systems
- Camera systems
- Ultrasonic sensors & parking systems
- Rain/light detection sensors
- Steering column modules
Working in Wemding
Wemding, the town on the edge of the Nördlinger Ries in the district of Donau-Ries, has been appreciated as a place to live, work and holiday for decades with its historic old town center, a distinctive economy, facilities for young and old and lively events. There is much to discover around Wemding – for example the historic market square with its baroque designed house gables and the pilgrimage basilica Maria Brünnlein. The cultural landscape on the edge of the Ries with its extensive forests, untouched flora and fauna offers plenty of space for rest, relaxation and recharging your batteries.
Valeo in Wemding offers an exciting working environment in an international group with a great regional reputation. Valeo in Wemding is one of the most attractive employers in the region and, in addition to its innovative products, offers an environment in which employees can develop and grow with Valeo. The Wemding site also supports pupils and students with offers for interesting internships, working student jobs and the opportunity to write student theses.
Social commitment & activities at the site
- Cooperation with regional colleges and universities
- Activities for the health of employees, e.g. lectures on various topics and sports events
- Family service, life situation counseling, relocation service and workplace health promotion with the help of a cooperation partner
- Cooperation with Lebenshilfe Nördlingen / Wemding
Sustainability at the site
At the Wemding site, the topic of sustainability is becoming more and more prevalent. This can be seen in all the sustainability projects, such as the expansion of the photovoltaic systems or the construction of insect hotels for wild bees, wasps, bumblebees and other useful insects, which the trainees built as part of a project. Flowering meadows were also established at the site in 2020 and 2021.
Start of production on the site with a spinning and weaving mill (SWF) with later production of automotive parts (ITT Automotive)
Start of production of the first ultrasonic sensors
Start of production of the first steering column switches
Start of production of the first rain/light detection sensors
Acquisition of the plant by Valeo
Construction of the new main building begins
Start of production of the first front cameras
New main building completed
Start of production of the first radar sensors
Production of the 100 millionth ultrasonic sensor
Production of the 200 millionth ultrasonic sensor
Production of the 300 millionth ultrasonic sensor
Production of the 400 millionth ultrasonic sensor
Start of production of the first data fusion units
Start of production of the first laser scanners
20th anniversary as a Valeo site
Production of the 550 millionth ultrasonic sensor
60th anniversary of the site
30 years ADAS production
Production of 10 million front cameras
30 years of in-house electronics manufacturing
Find a job at the site
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