Siemens VDO Automotive – is one of the world's leading suppliers of electronics, electrical automotive industry: petrol pumps, fuel level sensors, idle air controls, throttles, throttle controls, washer pumps, washer nozzles, cooling fans, and boot drives.
VDO Company was founded in 1920 by Adolf Schindling (Frankfurt, Germany). In a short period, the company has managed to become the world's largest supplier of tacho-graph meters and tools for passenger and commercial vehicles.
Since 1966, VDO began shipping the tools to the aftermarket in North America. In 1977, they opened a plant in Winchester (USA), thereby encouraging other German companies to follow suit. From 1981 to 1996 the company in North America engaged in joint production with Yazaki Company. After which, Yazaki founded their own independent company.
In 1991, Mannesmann acquired Philips VDO. In 1998, Mannesmann VDO AG acquired Philips Car Systems. In 1999, after the takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone Airtouch, VDO and other non-telecommunications companies owned by Mannesmann, were separated and sold to Siemens and Bosch.
In 2000, Siemens Automotive (Europe) acquired Atecs Mannesmann VDO and in April 2001, the division was renamed Siemens VDO Automotive. The merger was completed in the U.S. in January 2002. Thus, Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation (USA) was formed, which is now one of 10 global automotive suppliers. Siemens VDO Automotive is made up of 137 offices in 34 countries. The number of employees is 50 000 and the annual turnover $8 billion. The company's headquarters are located in Germany, between the cities Regensburg and Schwalbach.
Siemens AG Group consists of 400 companies located in 5 continents and employs 443,000 people in 190 countries. Siemens AG – is the world leader in development of medicine and energy, automation and telecommunications, electronic components and transport systems. Furthermore, Siemens – is the second largest producer in the world of electronics and household appliances.
VDO carries conveyor supplies for car manufacturers such as VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Skoda, and Seat.
VDO has a developed network of services and trade, high quality in the production of special equipment that fully ensures the development of navigation systems associated with high quality service and the adoption of non-standard technical solutions.
Siemens VDO Automotive AG manufactures electrical, electromechanical and electronic systems, modules and components for passenger and commercial vehicles. Assortment offered by VDO spare parts includes:
- Fuel systems of gasoline and diesel vehicles;
- Electric fuel pumps;
- Feed unit complete with fuel level sensor;
- Fuel hand pumps;
- Fuel level sensors;
- Equipment of wiper and washer systems;
- Management and control systems;
- Sensors of the engine system(pressure and coolant);
- Equipment of cruise-control, distance-control;
- Information equipment of dashboard;
- Security systems, alarm systems, navigation;
- Often VDO products is unique when comparing other similar manufacturers;