Stellantis and Valeo launch first remanufactured windshield-mounted video camera

Stellantis and Valeo celebrate their circular economy strategy cooperation; Stellantis becomes first car maker to offer remanufactured video cameras, entire new product line dedicated to ADAS in the SUSTAINera REMAN range.

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Stellantis and Valeo launch first remanufactured windshield-mounted video camera

Stellantis and Valeo have celebrated their partnership and commitment to the Circular Economy business model with the launch of the first windshield-mounted automotive video camera remanufactured at Valeo Circular Electronics Lab in Nevers.

Remanufacturing is a standardized industrial process that extends a used product’s lifespan, restoring it to original performance and functionality. It also guarantees consistent quality and performance, along with the same warranty as new parts. This reliability makes it a crucial component of both companies’ circular economy strategies.

Leveraging its global footprint, Valeo has 40 years of experience in remanufacturing mechanical products. Its remanufacturing portfolio covers starters, alternators, air conditioning compressors, brake calipers, dual mass flywheels, torque converters, heavy duty clutches, and dual wet clutches, through an all-brands program. As a testament to its capabilities and its success, Valeo currently remanufactures one million products annually and aims to double this capacity by 2030, further amplifying its impact.

Through the SUSTAINera label, Stellantis offers remanufactured automotive spare parts with a wide range of 13,000 parts number across 37 different product lines. Its portfolio includes starters, alternators, clutches, turbochargers, injectors, brake calipers, electronic control modules, control units, multimedia, SCR tank, transmissions, engines, and high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles.

Valeo has the widest portfolio among Stellantis’ remanufacturing suppliers covering 6 product families.

Stellantis and Valeo intend to continue expanding their product portfolio, putting innovation in Remanufacturing at the forefront of the electrification and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) revolution.

In 2022, Valeo established the Circular Electronics Lab in Nevers, focusing on a unique Reman approach for rapid, high-quality product development, testing, and delivery.

SAVING 99% OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMPARED TO NEW VIDEO CAMERAS

Collaborating with Stellantis, Valeo successfully launched a remanufactured video camera within a year, saving up to 99% of natural resources compared to new ones. This camera, the first of its kind from Valeo, offers the same 2-year warranty and performance as new parts.

Stellantis’ Circular Economy business is based on 4Rs: Remanufacturing, Repair, Reuse, Recycle. REMAN is a central pillar, aimed at extending products’ lifespans and providing a sustainable addition in aftersales spares.

Stellantis is the first car-maker to integrate it in its aftersales offer and making it a trailblazer of an entire new product line dedicated to ADAS in the SUSTAINera REMAN range, thus counting now 38 product lines. SUSTAINera, the label identifying the Stellantis circular economy spare parts offer, guarantees up to 80% of raw material savings and up to 50% of non-emitted CO2 compared to equivalent new parts. Valeo is the first supplier to implement the new SUSTAINera security labels, which prominently display the new Circular Economy label.

Stellantis has also launched a sustainable packaging solution for remanufactured parts. Valeo is the first to implement for the reman video cameras, the newly designed SUSTAINera eco-packaging. To promote sustainability both within and outside the packaging, it is made from a substantial number of recycled materials and designed to be reusable. Moreover, the use of plastic bags has been avoided, which is in line with the future EU legislation on reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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