Issue: Aug 2006


Valeo Receives Innovation Recognition From Nissan



by Nick Palmen

Valeo has received a Nissan Global Supplier Award for Innovation, recognising the air quality system developed by Valeo Thermal Systems Japan.

"It is an honor to receive this award and our automatic intake control system to be recognized for as one of the most innovative products of the year by Nissan", said Valeo's Chairman and CEO Thierry Morin. Valeo received the award from Nissan Motor Co Ltd.'s Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga at a ceremony in Tokyo. "This is an example of the type of innovations Valeo is constantly developing to satisfy market demands, particularly in the areas of comfort enhancement and environmental protection", added Thierry Morin.

The air quality sensor of this automatic intake control system is able to detect NO2 as well as CO. If the incoming air is too polluted, the system automatically activates the intake flap thereby ensuring the well-being and comfort of the vehicle's occupants.

Valeo invests more than 6% of its sales in R&D every year in order to bring innovative solutions to the market in the Domains of Powertrain Efficiency, Driving Assistance and Comfort Enhancement.

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