Valeo Vision Systems to create 140 jobs in Co. Galway by 2015

Christine Deniel - 20-nov.-2014 16:26:16
French-based automotive parking and maneuvering system supplier announced the expansion of its current site in Tuam, Co. Galway hence creating up to 140 jobs in R&D and operations. This announcement would bring the total employed at the facility to almost 750 permanent jobs. This growth is to meet continued automotive customer demand and to further develop next generation vision systems for Valeo’s global market. Valeo Vision System is the intuitive driving division of Valeo, leading automotive supplier.    

The Paris Motor Show is open!

Christine Deniel - 05-oct.-2012 12:17:28
The Paris Motor Show held every two years at Porte de Versailles in Paris, opened its doors at 10 am on Saturday, September 29 th . This is an international motor show. This show will run until October 14 th . For an exhibition area of 96 000 m², numerous carmakers are there to present their new models and other concept car. International automakers, including French carmakers Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën will present their new models of car and their innovative cars such as electric vehicles. This will be a great opportunity for them to show their new products because more than 13 000 journalists from 103 countries will be also present during those 18 days. The Paris Motor Show is an event not to miss if you want to be at the forefront of all the latest automotive news!


Christine Deniel - 02-févr.-2011 11:19:37
The auto-scrapping was completed on December 31st last, but its effects still influence positively the French auto market. Sales of new cars rose by 8.2% to 85,603 units from January 2010, according to figures released by the Committee of French Car Manufacturers (CCFA). This is because the record order of cars in the last months of 2010 was partially honored in January. PSA and brand low-cost Renault, Dacia, have benefited most from these achievements. Further to the economic daily “Les Echos” reports, auto-scrapping incentives have cost the French State more than one billion euros in two years. France paid incentives for 563,434 cars in 2010, paying a total of 510 million in 12 months. In 2009, this figure was even higher, 514 million euros.  

Peugeot Citroen, Irish Government & ESB sign new electric car deal

Marc Debels - 03-déc.-2010 17:04:33
PSA Peugeot Citroën has introduced on the 2nd december 2010, 2 new electric cars, Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-Zero, on the Irish market by signing an agreement with the Irish Governement represented by Minister Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources and ESB represented by Padraig Mc Manus, Chief Executive. Mrs. Emmanuelle D’Achon Ambassador for France, witnessed the signature. With this agreement, George Harbone, MD of Peugeot and Frederic Soulier, MD for Citroën Motors Ireland will provide 50 electric cars each on the Irish market in 2011 and ESB has committed to installing 1 500 public charging stations along with 2 000 domestic charging points and 30 fast charging points by 2011. The Irish Governement’s target is to achieve 6 000 electric  passenger vehicles in operation by 2012, to be able to meet the overal goal of ensuring that 10% of all vehicles (ie: 230 000 vehicles) are electric by 2020.
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