VDO is one of the world leading suppliers of electronics, electricity of automobile industry: fuel pumps, fuel level sensors, idle air control valves, throttle valves, throttle control valves, washer pumps, washer injectors, cooling fans, boot gears etc.
The company VDO was founded in 1920 by Adolf Schindling (Frankfurt, Germany). In the short terms company managed to became the largest supplier in the world of tachometers and tool kits for cars and trucks.
Since 1966 VDO started to supply tools on aftermarket in the Northern America. In 1977 VDO set the plant in Winchester (USA), thereby, encouraging the other German companies to follow their example.
In 1991 the concern Mannesmann acquired the company Philips VDO. In 1998 Mannesmann VDO AG acquired the company Philips Car Systems. In 1999 after the absorption of the company Mannesmann by the company Vodafone Airtouch, VDO and other non-telecommunicational companies owned by the concern Mannesmann were separated and sold to the companies Siemens and Bosch.
In 2000 Siemens Automotive (Europe) acquired the company Atecs Mannesmann VDO. In April 2001 the division was renamed in Siemens VDO Automotive. The merging ended in the USA in January 2002.
The company VDO executes conveyor supplies for such well-known producers as VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Skoda, Seat.
The range of VDO spare parts includes:
•Fuel systems for fuel and diesel vehicles;
•Fuel level pumps;
•Supply block in assembled with the fuel level sensor;
•Fuel booster pumps;
•Equipment of wipers and washers systems;
•Systems of operation and control;
•Engine system sensors (pressure and cooling liquid);
•Equipment of cruise-control, distance-control systems;
•Informative equipment of control panels;
•Systems of safety, signalization and navigation;
ЗFrequently VDO production doesn't have the analogues at the same similar producers.
In July 2007 Siemens sold the division Siemens VDO Automotive to the concern Continental AG for 11.4 mlrd. Euro.
Since the 3rd of December 2007 the enterprise Siemens VDO Automotive AG is completely integrated in Continental AG.
Since the 3rd of March 2008 the enterprise is called Continental Automotive GmbH.
Information was taken from the Internet site of the producer: http://www.vdo.com/