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Research & Development

The future, today

Research and development is at the core of our growth strategy and our identity as a technology company. We are committed to developing new automotive technologies and finding solutions that meet and anticipate market demands, promote intuitive and safer driving, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (such as CO2) and pollution. This strong commitment to innovation is why we invested more than 10% of our original equipment sales in R&D.

R&D key figures
at end 2018


million euros invested in R&D expenditure


patents filed


engineers and technicians


development centers


research centers

Innovation at Valeo

With innovation at the heart of its strategy, we are devoting very substantial human and financial resources to the task of imagining, designing and developing technologies for electric, connected and autonomous vehicles. Discover our integrated, customer-centric, and collaborative approach to innovation.

Our R&D labs

From electronic design to prototyping to product testing, our research and development labs build the automobiles of tomorrow. See our labs in action.

Open Innovation ecosystem

The Valeo’s open innovation ecosystem is built on numerous collaborations with universities, laboratories, start-ups and major industrial groups. This allows it to shorten development cycles for its products and time-to-market for its innovations.

Valeo's open innovation ecosystem

Bietigheim, Germany - R&D Center
Bobigny, France - R&D Center
La Verrière, France - R&D Center
La Verrière, France - R&D Center
Seymour, USA - R&D Center
Shanghai, China - R&D Center