History of passion

SADEV was born in 1974 from a passion of engineering and motorsport by Mr Vincendeau. At the beginning of the 1980’s Mr Vincendeau began to design and manufacture gearboxes for motorsport applications. Shortly after the vehicles fitted with these gearboxes began to win meetings, events and even championships from various off road events.


A highly skilled team of professionals developed allowing the company to specialize in workshop gear cutting. SADEV then earned their first contract to provide gearboxes for a large car manufacturer.


In 2000 SADEV increased it’s manufacturing capacities with a 3000 square meters Company is now able to answer to S1600 Rally category requirements.

In 2001 SADEV received the rights to supply the S1600 Rally championship followed 3 years later by the rights to supply the FIA S2000 Rally championship with transmissions, this was a huge achievement for the company and something that they are still very proud of today.


2011 was a year for celebration in the SADEV camp. Sealing a deal to supply in to the World Rally Championship


SADEV is well known for its motorsport applicable gearboxes and now has a vast variety available to be used in many different applications. SADEV’ variety of gearboxes can be found in such applications like tarmac circuit racing to full off road rally raid, Ice racing to 24hr endurance events.