Valeo was named a 2022 Automotive News PACE Award winner during the last awards ceremony taking place on September 19 for its Pendulum Dual Mass Flywheel Gen. 2. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance.
The Valeo Pendulum Dual Mass Flywheel Gen. 2 was recognized as an important automotive industry innovation to help to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) associated with the start and stop mechanism of hybrid vehicles. This technology is essential for the performance of hybrid vehicles because they require a strong filtration system to maintain both longevity and comfort within the vehicle. Valeo shows that its Pendulum Damper technology can be used to enable solutions that reduce gas emissions and pollution in hybrid vehicles and in vehicles with electrified Dual Clutch Transmissions (DCTs).
Pendulum DMF Generation 2, a real game changer
Electrifying the vehicle requires innovations such as this one, and Valeo has started preparing for this transformation over 10 years ago by investing in research and development, as well as industrial capacity.
Xavier Dupont, President of Valeo’s Powertrain Systems Business Group, said:
“The Pendulum DMF Generation 2 is a real game changer providing customers with affordable and comfortable solutions for reducing CO emissions as well as NVH in hybrid vehicles. Furthermore, we reduce the raw material used in its production, in line with our CAP50 carbon neutrality strategy. This PACE Award is a source of pride for all the Valeo teams to improve the automotive technology solutions of today and tomorrow”.
An award recognized as the industry benchmark for innovation.
The 28th annual PACE Awards was presented by Automotive News. The competition was open to suppliers that contribute products, processes, materials, or services directly to the manufacturing of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.
Following an extensive review by an independent panel of judges including a comprehensive written application and a virtual site visit, Valeo earned an Automotive News PACE Award.
As a leading aftermarket specialist, Valeo Service is committed to supplying a Dual Mass Flywheel offer that meets market expectations. This includes providing one of the best coverage rates on the market, where Valeo has a growing OE presence. Valeo’s Dual Mass Flywheel offer is also complimented by Valeo FullPack DMF™, creating the perfect solution for the European Independent Aftermarket all in one box!