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History of Federal-Mogul Deva GmbH

The Idea of the founder in 1898 was to meet the increasing requirement for unlubricated seals by the development of a "solid material with solid lubricants". The first finished products were graphite-covered seals. 

1949 after the Second World War Deva was established in Stadtallendorf, a medium-sized industrial community about 100 kilometers north of Frankfurt/Main. The company's product range gradually changed from graphite-covered seals to self-lubricating metals with incorporated graphite. 

Picture made in production 1953          Deva administration building 1955

1975 Deva became a member of the AE Group, and the name changed to Glacier GmbH - DEVA Werke. DEVA emerged as a well-known supplier for self-lubricating bearings for high loads and high temperatures at low sliding-speeds. 

Production middle of the sixties

1998 AE Group was acquired by the T & N Group; DEVA became a member of the Glacier Industrial Bearings Group.

1998 T & N Group was acquired by Federal-Mogul Corporation. Since August 1998, DEVA has been known as Federal-Mogul Deva GmbH. Today, DEVA has almost 200 employees.