CYCLAM is a brand known enough by users to become almost a common name.
But the real Cyclam seal is only made by the factory Cyclam of Amiens.
Established in 1942 under the brand AD, Cyclam is still one of the world leaders
in design, manufacturing and marketing of mechanical seals for the water pumps of
vehicles and for the industrial applications (pumps, varied rotating machines).
The first patent of monoblock seal with side friction was deposited by one of the
founders of the company in 1941. This revolutionary product made obsolete the traditional
gland and was very fast adopted by the French car manufacturers whose sole supplier
became Cyclam, in particular for the CITROËN “Traction Avant”, the PEUGEOT 202, the
RENAULT 4 HP, the SIMCA 8.
Since 1948, Cyclam has collaborated directly with the automotive manufacturers and with
the French National Centre for Scientific Research and created its own department of
Research and Development.
Soon Cyclam test benches become THE reference for testing the water pumps.
Numerous revolutionary inventions follow which will make the dynamic sealing
progress and which will quickly be adopted by the other manufacturers.
Today, Cyclam is:
- An automotive supplier of OEM, spare parts and
- A designer capable of adapting products to the
needs of customers
- A factory with rationalised processes of
production and widely automated
- A company which knows how to adapt itself
successfully to the evolutions and the requirements of the world automotive market
Cyclam, during its history, after a first period of independence, became sister company of various successive industrial groups:
Veglia Borletti, Jaeger, Magneti Marelli, TI Group, Smiths, John Crane, and has finally become again independent today.