The Valeo story started in 1923 in a workshop in Saint-Ouen, just outside of Paris, France. Over 90 years later, it is now a world-leading global automotive supplier operating in 30 countries and partnering with automakers worldwide. Since 2014: A new identity as a tech company history9“My dream is to transform Valeo into a very big start-up. And we have to bring our people on board in this transformation.” Jacques Aschenbroich The strategy implemented since 2009, has paid off. Valeo’s sales growth has outpaced that of global automotive production, and other intake has attained record levels, with more than one-third involving innovation. In light with this accomplishment, in 2015 Valeo was named in the Thomson Reuters list of “Top Global Innovator 2015” . Its innovation strategy is underpinned by research and technology partnerships such as Safran, acquisitions such as Peiker and Spheros, investments in technology start-ups, investments in venture capital funds as well as joint ventures. In 2014, Valeo returned to the CAC 40, Euronext Paris’s benchmark index.