thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH

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  • August-Bilstein-Str. 4
  • 58256 Ennepetal
  • Germany

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BILSTEIN - a brand with character.

BILSTEIN is a name that has been synonymous with peak performance in the field of suspension technology for more than 60 years. Our brand is founded on the people and characters that support it and who are passionate about it – based on a tradition and a commitment to uncompromising quality, from the original equipment and universal spare parts to the world of motorsport. They are part of this – they are BILSTEINERs!

A love of tradition.

Founded in1873, at home in the automotive world since 1928 and a legend in shock absorber and suspension technology since 1954. In 1957, we brought the mono-tube gas pressure shock absorber to the market, thereby writing history and making a major contribution to active driving safety. We are proud of this. Since 2005, we have been a wholly-owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp AG. The strength of being part of this large company coupled with the innovation and unique nature of the BILSTEIN brand stands us in good stead to meet future challenges.

Good in theory is not good enough.

Like others, we naturally use state-of-the-art measuring and test procedures for objective criteria such as safety, load, braking and steering behaviour, driving dynamics and ride comfort. In addition to this, however, we also value something very human: the ‘seat-of-the-pants feel’. All high-performance shock absorbers plus all sport and threaded ride high adjustable kits are subjected to a stringent testing programme involving various driving situations on the Nürburgring or in our own test centre in Papenburg. Only when all of our test engineers agree that no further improvements are possible can the tested products finally bear the name BILSTEIN. Over 140 years of experience and tradition, our unconditional passion and skill as BILSTEINERs and several million test kilometres go into every single product that leaves our company – products by people for people. For the unique BILSTEIN driving experience!


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Because it matters to our customers.

Only the best is good enough! We want to offer our customers boundless possibilities. As such, we offer suspension systems for all needs and all sectors: original equipment, vehicle part replacement (standard and enhanced universal spare parts), tuning and motorsport.

The BILSTEIN driving experience.

It is thanks to our uncompromising quality that manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW and Audi put their trust in us. Our parts range in unreserved original equipment quality provides our garage partners with the perfect tools for their jobs – repair solutions for universal spare parts per axle at highly competitive prices and all ‘Made in Germany’. We also help by providing additional services, such as our theoretical and practical training courses, which meet with the exacting needs of the garage customers: problems are fully resolved on the first visit to the garage in line with the ‘Fix right first time’ principle.

Always striving for the best.

The best-known vehicle tuners passionately strive to achieve the same aims as we do. We therefore support many major names, from AC Schnitzer and BRABUS through to Cargraphic in their endeavours to offer you highly customised vehicle tuning and excellent driving dynamics. We not only ensure this through our skills in relation to high-tech quality and sportiness, but also through our careful and comprehensive testing programme involving highly demanding courses such as the Nürburgring.

One shock absorber for all eventualities.

Whether on race tracks, off-roading, rallying or on everyday drives, as a world-leading specialist for shock absorbers, we are at home in all driving situations. Challenges are our speciality. Our engineers in our ‘special customer requests’ department passionately search for optimum technical solutions to meet all requirements and ensure that everyone everywhere can enjoy the technologies and the BILSTEIN driving experience.




Coil springs in a class of their own. As a successful supplier of original equipment to the...

thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH August-Bilstein-Str. 4 58256 Ennepetal Germany +49 2333 791 0



Gas-pressure makes the difference. Over 60 years ago, we developed the monotube gas-pressure...

thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH August-Bilstein-Str. 4 58256 Ennepetal Germany +49 2333 791 0


BILSTEIN B4 air suspension module

Unrivaled. In close cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, we developed the BILSTEIN B4 air suspension...

thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH August-Bilstein-Str. 4 58256 Ennepetal Germany +49 2333 791 0



Better than the original. The BILSTEIN B6 is ideal gas-pressure shock absorber for those who...

thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH August-Bilstein-Str. 4 58256 Ennepetal Germany +49 2333 791 0



Focused on the individual challenge. This coilover suspension kit offers parallel mechanical...

thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN GmbH August-Bilstein-Str. 4 58256 Ennepetal Germany +49 2333 791 0

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Automechanika 2018

11.09.2018 - 15.09.2018 Hall: 6.0 Stand: B 40