Valeo, a global automobile supplier with offices in Troy, was named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator, recognizing its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies.
The program, an initiative of the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.
“R&D is an absolute priority for Valeo,” says Jacques Aschenbroich, CEO. “This award recognizes the strategic importance of innovation within the Group and highlights the daily efforts of our teams, without whom none of this would be possible. Thanks to these teams, Valeo is innovating and inventing the cars of tomorrow, bothin terms of CO2 emissions reduction and autonomous vehicles. This strategy has made us the world’s fastest growing world-class automotive supplier.”
The 2015 Top 100 Thomson Reuters Global Innovators hail from three continents and comprise 11 countries. Just two countries comprise 75 percent of the list: Japan and the U.S., making them the true innovation hubs of the world.
“In today’s hyper competitive global marketplace, innovation is much more than just having great ideas,” says Basil Moftah, president, Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Science.”True innovation occurs when individuals and companies harness the power and insight to bring ideas to life. The institutions on this year’s list represent the current vanguard in innovation by pioneering new breakthroughs and organizing their businesses to make these discoveries a reality.”
To view the full list and report on the Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to stateofinnovation.com.
As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. Valeo has 135 plants, 16 research centers, 35 development centers and 15 distribution platforms, and employs 82,700 people in 30 countries worldwide.