13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: 5.1 Stand: A 10
A passion for quality
Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG develops, produces and sells top-quality and quality-certified spare parts for cars, vans and trucks for the independent aftermarket under the brands of MEYLE and MEYLE-HD. The Hamburg manufacturer’s portfolio currently includes more than 18,500 articles, covering practically every requirement on the market. Engineers at the company also focus on products and services which can improve processes within the workshop. The MEYLE engineers have developed around 750 parts for thousands of different vehicle models and have technically optimised such parts compared to those made by the original equipment manufacturers. These MEYLE-HD products are extremely resilient and have a long service life. There is a four-year guarantee on the unique feature of technically improved MEYLE-HD parts.
Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company operates in 120 countries. In addition to its state-of-the-art logistics centre in Hamburg, the company also operates subsidiaries and production sites worldwide.
Durable and value-added MEYLE-HD parts help streamline workshop processes and build long-term customer relationships
Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG is committed to supporting independent repair shops in maximising workshop efficiency and winning repeat customers by offering quality-enhanced MEYLE-HD parts. Using information from the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) along with media and market feedback from repair shops and technology partners, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG’s engineers identify the parts which are vulnerable to premature failure. As a first step in the process the engineering department determines which loads have been causing the OE part to fail. “When we develop an HD part we never lose sight of the overall system”, emphasizes Sven Nielsen, Technical Director at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts. “To gain an understanding of the effects of the loads applied we use computational models to simulate power flow dynamics. After all, the load ratio needs to be balanced to guarantee full functional reliability of the re-engineered part and its adjacent components."
Optimised design and high-grade materials
When looked at individually, each modification has a limited impact, and it is only by combining the effects that they unfold their full potential. Under-dimensioned ball joints for example will cause a ball-and-socket-joint to fail prematurely under the exceedingly high dynamic stress that occurs under braking or cornering. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts' engineers used professional load simulation techniques to calculate the new ball pin diameter. The logical solution in order to reduce wear and increase service life is therefore to increase the ball head diameter. Optimising the composition of materials yields an extremely wear-resistant plastic socket, which makes the ball joint last even longer.
Right at the beginning of product development the engineers decide which technologies and materials to use. HD spare parts only feature full-rubber mounts to rule out the risk of leakage.
Streamlining repair shop routine
With MEYLE-HD parts, workshops do not only benefit from outstanding durability. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has also succeeded in increasing spare part replacement efficiency. HD parts can be fitted entirely without special tools.
With its range of optimised HD parts the company provides the independent aftermarket with a unique solution offering more than 750 items to fit thousands of different vehicle applications.
Our product groups
Steering and suspension parts
Electrics and sensors
Engine and transmission parts
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