Valeo is extremely honoured to be awarded by Frost & Sullivan with the 2022 European Commercial Vehicle Clutches Aftermarket New Product Innovation Award—given for Valeo’s one of a kind Truck Clutch Kit Finder.
For 60 years, Frost & Sullivan has been helping investors, businesses, and governments stay ahead of economic change by identifying disruptive technologies, mega trends, new business models, and companies to watch. The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards identify stellar companies from around the world who excel in the fields of leadership, customer service, and technological innovation.
Avijit Ghosh, Director of Consulting at Frost & Sullivan, said, “Valeo’s Truck Clutch Kit Finder’s quickness to identify the right clutch kit gives the company a significant competitive advantage. Other kit finders available in the industry take 30 to 45 minutes to locate a kit and require inputting other details, such as vehicle make, model, variant, and part number.”
Valeo’s Truck Clutch Kit Finder, on the other hand, works in less than a minute.
How to find a truck clutch kit
The first-to-market Valeo Truck Clutch Kit Finder is a digital tool that quickly and easily identifies the right clutch kit for your vehicle using the component part numbers (OES as well as IAM) as input data. You will find the right Valeo kit even when an OES kit does not exist but only OES components.
Clutch kits include all the individual components you need to complete a perfect repair, such as the pressure plate, driven disc, and release bearing. Replacing an entire kit is more efficient than replacing each component individually as it minimizes the vehicle downtime. Therefore, clutch kits represent the large majority of the commercial vehicles clutch aftermarket.
Covering approximately 95% of all medium and heavy commercial vehicles, Valeo’s Truck Clutch Kit Finder is the most expansive in the industry and allows access to all kit relevant information, such as fitting instructions, technical data, crosses, and pictures.
Using a quick, accessible, database tool, the Valeo Truck Clutch Kit Finder is available on the Valeo website and can be accessed from most European western countries and areas such as Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scandics, Spain, the United Kingdom, and also Central and Eastern Europe such as Baltics, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, etc. An explanation video is available on YouTube in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
The Valeo Truck Clutch Kit Finder has been designed for distributors and workshops that need help identifying a suitable kit for their customers and doesn’t require a login. By 2024, Valeo will offer to have the Truck Clutch Kit Finder installed on customer websites to make accessing it even easier.
Valeo Service services the Automotive Industry
Valeo Service is the aftermarket activity of Valeo Group, with headquarters in Paris, France. Valeo Service offers spare parts and services to the independent aftermarket and commercial vehicles.
Leaders in both the automotive and commercial vehicle parts aftermarket know Valeo for their premier brand, all-inclusive aftermarket product range, and exceptional in-house production talents, including both new and remanufactured parts-clutches included.
To determine the recipient of each award, Frost & Sullivan employed a comprehensive analytical process that involved evaluating nominees against best practices criteria in multiple dimensions. Valeo Service is proud to have stood out among its peers in many of the commercial vehicle clutches aftermarket space criteria.