Valeo’s story began in 1923 in a workshop in Saint-Owen, outside Paris, France. Ninety years later, the history of Valeo, one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive products to 33 countries and partners with global automakers, is linked to a workshop set up by Saint-Ouen’s Eugène Buisson, France’s representative for Ferodo brake linings, to produce its own friction materials. .
In 1980, the Valeo brand, a new name and unified brand, was founded. To unite their brands and human resources, Eugène Buisson’s companies announced at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 28, 1980, that they were merging under the name Valeo (Latin for “I’m Good”). The group, which has been increasing production in the same year with plants in the United States and Mexico, now has production bases in many countries around the world, including Spain, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Turkey and Japan.
In 2005, Valeo acquired Johnson Controls’ engine electronics division, an innovation that allowed the company to step up power unit efficiency operations for cleaner, more efficient and more economical vehicles. Since 2014, the group has introduced a new identity as a full-fledged technological innovation company and joined the CAC40 blue chip index. Thomson was included in Reuters’ Top Global Innovator 2015 list to recognize his new status. Today, Valeo is a world leader in providing one-third of all vehicles in the world in electrical systems.
In November 2017, FTE became part of the Valeo Group, a nearly 100-year-old example of high technology, quality and reliability. From this date, all products of the company are sold under the brand name “FTE a Valeo”.
FTE is not only a leading development partner and OE supplier in the international automotive industry, but also a preferred sales partner. Applying its experience in the production of original equipment to the Aftermarket spare parts program, FTE offers a wide range of products to distributors and independent garages in 117 countries, from couplings and brake parts to brake fluids for cars and commercial vehicles. FTE guarantees first-class product quality and customer service. Active Group is the official distributor of FTE in Azerbaijan, one of the leading manufacturers with original spare parts and premium service