The Vitesco Technologies‘ modular coolant valve aids auto makers by allowing for various configurations with minimal component changes and a high-degree of confidence when making design changes requiring minimal to no additional validation. Our design is most significantly recognized for its system cost reductions, reducing two valve types into one and for also reducing packaging space. Specifically, adaptability lends itself to a reduction in the number of hoses, connection points, brackets, harness and connectors, one less driver on an electronic control unit, less part numbers to maintain, and a reduction of physical packaging space. Manufacturing efficiency also lends itself to additional cost and time savings.
With a market growth of around 30% per year until 2025, the technology is one of the company's long-term core areas. The high level of customer interest extends to both traditional global automakers and electric vehicle startups.
PACE Awards: Setting Industry Standards for Innovation and Quality
Vitesco Technologies is one of only 27 automotive suppliers chosen from around the world as a finalist for this prestigious award. The Automotive News PACE Award, now in its 27th year, is given to suppliers in recognition of a technological innovation in product or processes that has reached commercial application. PACE judges will review the innovations for the award, to be presented Sept. 30, 2021 at a ceremony in Detroit, Mich., U.S.A.