capricorn AUTOMOTIVE SAS designs and manufactures high-quality crankshafts for motor sport, OEM niche production and prototypes. We proudly look back over 75 years of experience and success which have enabled us to become the industry’s reference and the first choice of designers and engine builders worldwide.
Established in 1933 in St. Etienne by Joseph Chambon, the company started out with the manufacture of automobile, truck and compressor crankshafts. 1952 sets the start of a continuous involvement in motor sport, when a fruitful co-operation with engine tuner Amédée Gordini started. This commitment to racing excellence never faded and lead to numerous titles in the most prestigious motor racing series and events worldwide.
Its commitment to quality and service excellence was reinforced with the ISO 9002 certification in 1994. Having successfully brought the company to world class manufacturing standards, supported by lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, we are combining our strengths with the flexibility and creativity of a medium-size group.