Valeo to Develop Thermal Systems for Chrysler

December 26, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Next-generation thermal systems developed by Valeo (Paris, France), including both engine cooling and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), will keep powertrain and passengers at the optimum desired temperatures in a future Chrysler Group vehicle. Valeo was awarded total systems responsibility for the design and development of the complete thermal system, optimized to meet the specific characteristics of the vehicle.

Thierry Morin, chairman of Valeo's management board, said, "This award, combining engine cooling and HVAC in a single contract, is yet another example of the success of Valeo's Domain approach, in this instance, for the Vehicle Thermal Systems domain. Our determination to offer customers innovative solutions that transcend traditional product or system definitions is based on networking our considerable technical knowledge and expertise. It is most gratifying to receive this significant award from a valued customer."