Valeo Files Record Number of Patents in 2010

By Valeo, PRNE
Thursday, February 3, 2011

PARIS, February 4, 2011 - Valeo announces that it filed a record number of patents in
2010. The Group filed 612 initial patents throughout the year, an increase of
more than 20% versus the average of the past five years. This places Valeo
among the top patent filers in France.

CEO Jacques Aschenbroich declared: "This performance reflects
Valeo's dynamic research and development policy. It is an illustration of the
Group's growth strategy based on the development of innovative technologies
within a context of major technological change in the automotive industry,
particularly in the area of electric drivetrains."

In this highly competitive environment, and despite the crisis
that highly impacted the entire global automotive industry, Valeo has
continued to take all necessary actions to protect its innovations and
strengthen its technological and commercial positions.

Valeo has oriented its R&D towards two key areas of strategic
growth: reduced vehicle CO2 emissions and the specificities of Asian and
emerging markets. The Group has nearly 6,300 R&D engineers and technicians
working in 20 research centers mainly in France and 38 development centers
close to our customers. Their aim is to satisfy consumers' needs in terms of
low-consumption vehicles and solutions adapted to emerging markets.

Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the
design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for
the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction. Valeo ranks
among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 110 plants, 20
Research centers, 38 Development centers, 10 distribution platforms and
employs 57,300 people in 27 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities, please
visit our web site

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