Valeo is the world leader in CO2 emissions reduction and also in air conditioning systems for buses and coaches.

Valeo's innovations provide practical and efficient solutions, regardless of the weather, the size of the vehicle, its powertrain type, and the nature (whether urban, peri-urban of long-haul) and duration of its journey.

The technologies developed by Valeo generate the right air flows, while using the minimum amount of energy necessary and reusing recoverable energy. These actions are driven by electronics and software programs that are also developed by Valeo.

Tailor-made systems for electrically powered buses of any type

From the fast growing market for mini/midibuses to the large articulated or double-decker buses, we offer system-based solutions.

Passenger and driver COMFORT IN AN ELECTROBUS

A well networked, highly complex system and interplay of the elements, ensuring that people are comfortable and the technology always functions optimally.

Development and test centre

Each innovation is put through its paces at the development and test centre in Gilching, Germany, where a large climatic chamber for overall system tests and numerous component test facilities, together with values obtained from the company's two test buses, provide information on the function and reliability of the air conditioning systems. Whereas air conditioning systems are tested at Gilching and the Spheros plant at Caxias do Sul, Brazil, there are further test centres for heaters, pumps and components in Neubrandenburg, Germany, and for hatch systems in Turku, Finland

Efficient and ecologically sound product concepts

Responsible use of energy and raw materials are also core issues for our customers. Aspects such as energy efficiency, fuel consumption and system weight are increasingly crucial for gaining customer orders. Ecological and at the same time economic thinking are a basis for long-term partnerships. Examples of our commitment hitherto to new, resource-saving and efficient solutions:

  • Reduction of weight (e.g. operation with aluminium components)
  • Use of recyclable material
  • Reduction in fuel consumption
  • Operation with alternative fuels or drive concepts
  • Lower emissions (noise, exhaust)
  • Alternative energy generation, e.g. solar electricity for fans
  • Vehicle energy economy