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Valeo

n 1923, Eugene Buisson, the French representative for Ferodo brake linings, opened workshops in Saint-Ouen to manufacture, under license, his own friction materials. This was the birth of Societe Anonyme Francaise de Ferodo (SAFF). In 1932, the company expanded its activities to include the production of clutches, and SAFF was listed on the Paris stock exchange. On the eve of World War II, the company held almost all the patents relating to clutches. During the war, at the Battle of Falaise in 1944, its Normandy factories were partially destroyed, and during the Liberation of Paris, the Saint-Ouen workshops (brake linings and clutches) were badly damaged. In the 1950s, the company modernized and expanded outside the Paris region, building new factories, notably in Normandy (friction materials) and Amiens (clutches). In 1953, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary. Clutches, with their constantly evolving technologies, became its main business activity. In order to unite its brands and people, the company adopted the name Valeo ("I am well" in Latin), the name of its Italian subsidiary, at its Annual Shareholders' Meeting on May 28, 1980. During the 1990s, operational excellence became a top priority and Valeo introduced its "5 Axes" system to attain customer satisfaction through total quality. Research and Development operations expanded, and in 1992 an R&D center dedicated to electronics was opened in Creteil (Paris region), while another opened in Bobigny (Paris region) focusing on lighting. International development continued as Valeo moved into China in 1994, Poland and the Czech Republic in 1995 and India in 1997. In 1998, the Group acquired the electrical systems business of ITT Industries, as well as the automotive activities of Labinal. These acquisitions enabled Valeo to become a global player in electrical and electronic systems. Valeo now has over 70,000 employees in 29 countries including 125 production sites, 21 research centers and 40 development centers.

Interior & Exterior

In this category you'll find all the interior and exterior replacement body parts for your BMW or MINI vehicle including accessories like floor mats, interior lighting, car covers, trunk mats, and aerodynamic parts.

BMW and MINI vehicles have a reputation for expensive and difficult cars to service, repair, and maintain and that's because dealerships and repair shops charge a lot of money to do what amounts to basic, simple tasks. With the help of Bavarian Autosport, you can do it yourself and save thousands of dollars over the time you own your BMW or MINI. It's our mission to give you the resources like free technical help, 1000+ Q&A's, and more than 100 DIY videos on our blog, that will make nearly any repair or maintenance task easy and inexpensive to do yourself.

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