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Throughout the world, the name ThyssenKrupp Bilstein is synonymous with innovation and high-tech engineering in shock absorber technology. Since ThyssenKrupp Bilstein introduced gas pressurised dampers on 1950’s Mercedes-Benz saloons the Bilstein name has become the unrivalled market leader associated with quality and performance.

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Just a small selection from the Bilstein product range


Bilstein was founded in 1873, its original success coming from its range of innovative metal window fittings and hardware sold under the name AUBI.  However, it wasn’t until 1928 that Bilstein began manufacturing bumpers for the automotive industry and by 1954 had diversified as Bilstein began to realize the importance of vibration damping in automobiles.  The business has focused on vibration technology ever since.  1957 saw the first production implementation of gas-pressure shock absorbers in Mercedes-Benz automobiles, a Bilstein produced damper which transformed the behaviour of traditional oil filled dampers and indeed changed the way dampers have been designed and built ever since.

Bilstein Audi R8 LMS

The Bilstein Audi R8 LMS crests the famous jump at Pflantzgarten during the Nurburgring 24 hours race.

This advance in technology developed by Bilstein at their engineering base at Ennepetal was soon adopted by the leading motorsport teams.  This is a tradition which continues today with the sports and competition damper fabrication still based at the same plant.
In 1961 Bilstein entered motorsports for the first time and by 1989 all DTM (German Touring Car Championship) cars are fitted with their Bilstein shocks. In 1998 production of air-suspension modules begins in Mandern, Germany.


Bilstein shock absorbers are carefully tuned for optimum road adhesion and all materials are chosen with performance and durability in mind. Bilstein also manufactures OE specification coil springs that are produced with high quality steel and coated for a long working life.

OTTO stock or can order for you the complete Bilstein range from B1 fitting kits, B2 oil dampers, B3 Bilstein coil springs, Bistein B4, B6 and B8 high performance shock absorbers or B14 and B16 race bred coil-over suspension kits.

OTTO is the official distributor of Bilstein auto parts in Ireland as well as exporting worldwide through our online website, www.ottocarparts.com.

For massive discount on Bilstein parts visit www.ottocarparts.com

For further information on Bilstein car parts please visit www.bilstein.de/en-uk.

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