Manufactures shock absorbers for passenger cars, sports vehicles etc. Produces high quality Gas and Oil shock absorbers as replacement parts in O.E. quality. Driving a vehicle equipped with Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers is an exhilarating experience. There is, quite literally, nothing like it. Unbelievable control and stability, precise handling, ultimate performance and incredible comfort.
Since its inception over 40 years ago, Bilstein has been a unique and driving force in the automotive suspension industry. Bilstein was the first to apply the patented gas pressure principle to controlling ride characteristics on automobiles and introduced the world’s first monotube gas pressure shock absorber. Today, Bilstein continues to be the leader in monotube gas pressure shock absorber technology.
August Bilstein, a German entrepreneur, opened a foundry and galvanizing factory for the production of residential window hardware under the name AUBI (for August Bilstein) in 1873. A corporate restructuring of August Bilstein GmbH of Ennepetal, Germany took place in 1988 with the purchase of the company by Hoesch AG. A subsequent merger of the Hoesch Group with Fried. Krupp AG in 1992 established the parent conglomerate Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp. In 1999 Fried. Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp merged with Thyssen AG to form ThyssenKrupp Automotive Group. Bilstein is now a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the ThyssenKrupp Automotive Group.
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