Valeo Inaugurates Two New Sites in China: an Electronics Development Center in Shenzhen and a Wiper Systems Plant in Wenling

By Valeo, PRNE
Thursday, March 31, 2011

PARIS, April 1, 2011 - Valeo has inaugurated two new sites in China this week: a
global Electronics Expertise Center in Shenzhen and a wiper systems
production plant in Wenling, China.

"The opening of the new Electronics Expertise Center and the
new wiper systems plant are a further demonstration of Valeo's strategy to
accelerate its development in fast growing markets, in particular in China
where the Group aims to double its sales by 2015," said Jacques Aschenbroich,
Valeo CEO. "The R&D activity is key to support this development. The number
of our engineers in China will more than double from 1,300 in 2010 to 3,000
in the next five years. Beyond China, Asia is a key market for Valeo, which
represented 19% of its total sales in 2010 and should increase to represent
around 30% in 2015."

The new Electronics Expertise Center, which will be staffed by
a highly qualified team of more than 100 engineers by the end of the year and
200 by 2015, will be dedicated to electronic hardware development and
services for all Valeo Group entities. It will also play a major role in the
future development of electronic components for electric vehicles.

The center will provide electronics engineering services, CAD
(computer-aided design) layout engineering and supplier quality support for
all Valeo product lines. It is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware test
benches, thermal chambers and EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) test
equipment. It will ensure global around-the-clock engineering services to all
Valeo entities, in order to satisfy the demand of the Group's customers

The new center is located within Valeo's Shenzhen production
plant which has just been extended by 5,000 sq.m., enabling it to
significantly increase its production of top column modules, switches and
control panels, and ultrasonic systems.

Valeo has also inaugurated a new wiper systems site in
Wenling. This new production plant of 15,600 sq.m., replacing the former
plant opened in 1994, employs around 800 employees and allows the Group to
significantly increase its production of wiper and washer systems for its
customers in China and worldwide. This facility complements another Valeo
wiper systems site in Shanghai (in partnership with SAIC - Shanghai
Automotive Industry Corporation) and contributes to Valeo's leadership
position in wiper systems worldwide.

Valeo is present in China through its 4 Business Groups -
Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems,
and Visibility Systems - as well as the Valeo Service aftermarket activity.
In 2010, the Group employed nearly 8,000 people in China in 15 production
sites, 3 R&D centers, 8 engineering centers and an aftermarket distribution

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 109 plants, 20
Research centers, 38 Development centers, 10 distribution platforms and
employs 58,000 people in 27 countries worldwide.

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

For additional information, please contact: Fabienne de Brebisson, Group Communications Vice-President, Tel. +33-1-40-55-20-65; Christian Marsais, Group Vice-President Valeo China, Tel.

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