Ferodo produces complete clutch assemblies under license from Fichtel und Sachs.


Ferodo holds a 29% share in clutch manufacturer LUK (share later increases to 50%).


Ferodo and Robert Bosch consolidate their electrical equipment in a holding company, Financière d’Equipments Automobile (FEA). Ferodo is the major shareholder.


The annual meeting of Ferodo shareholders on May 28, 1980 decides to change the name to Valeo.


Acquisition of Neiman (safety systems), through which Valeo also acquires the wiper activities of the subsidiary Paul Journée.


Expansion of the safety systems division through the acquisition of Clausor, a licensed Neiman company in Spain, as well as the acquisition of the German company Tibbe KG which was ultimately merged with the Neiman GmbH subsidiary.


Acquisition of the German company Borg Instruments (vehicle interior electronics).


Valeo signs an agreement with Siemens AG on consolidating shared activities in the area of heating/HVAC units. A new company named Valeo Climatisation is founded, which then goes on to take over the German company Thermal.


Acquisition of the locking systems division from the German company Ymos AG, which specializes in vehicle locking and anti-theft products.


Integration of the Electrical Systems segment of ITT Industries strengthens Valeo's leading position in the fields of wipers and parking assistance systems.


Valeo integrates the cable business with the acquisition of the automobile segment of Labinal.


Acquisition of Eltek Electric Vehicles headquartered in Frankfurt.


Acquisition of peiker from Friedrichsdorf/Hesse, a specialist of communication within the vehicle.


Valeo takes over Spheros. Headquartered in the Bavarian town of Gilching, Spheros is a leading provider of heating and air conditioning systems for trucks and buses.


Valeo acquires gestigon. The Lübeck-based company is one of the global market leaders when it comes to software solutions for gesture recognition and control systems.