Valeo has made it into the 100 most innovative companies worldwide –on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators 2012 ranking –for the first time ever. This title rewards its drive to blaze new trails, protect its ideas and market its breakthroughs.
R&D is a top priority for us at the Valeo Group. This award confirms that innovation is a strategic issue for our Group and rewards the work that our teams are doing, innovating every day today to invent the car of tomorrow.
Valeo focuses its R&D on technology that reduces vehicles’CO2 emissions. It is one of the companies that files the most patents in France, and invests over 9% of its OE revenue in R&D. It counts more than 8,000 researchers in its 21 Research centers and 40 Development centers worldwide, and the many trailblazing products and technologies it has engineered account for over 30% of its orders today.
This group is planning to hire more than 1,000 engineers and technicians a year, including 400 in France.
Valeo is also cementing its position as the worldwide partner firm that automotive manufacturers can count on to channel innovation into the mainstream.