Quality control is of the utmost importance to Optimal. All components are thoroughly examined in specially developed testing procedures before any parts are delivered to its worldwide partners.
Being an internationally-oriented company with a network of subsidiaries and numerous trading partners, Optimal supplies shock absorbers to customers in over 90 countries.
Optimal has its own quality control experts to check the characteristics of its shock absorbers on specially developed test benches. Measurements for example include the level of pressure and suction and endurance trials, which are executed up to the limits of wear. The range of velocity extends from 0.05 to 1.5 metres per second. In addition, the absorbers are strictly adjusted to OE specifications.
Optimal’s QC technicians check amongst other things, the texture of materials, that is chrome magnitude of plunger rods in a µ range. Additional accuracy checks are made against the OE characteristic pattern of its shock absorbers as standard procedure.
In addition, Optimal’s quality strategy comprises the logistic processes of the company. In defined processes, all incoming goods are checked and released according to further defined processes.
Not only do shock absorbers play an important role as a link between the driving surface and body, they contribute significantly to driving safety, concerning braking distance and directional stability for varying curve velocities. There chosing the right materials is paramount to ensure this happens.
Here Optimal starts its quality strategy and has the material properties and textures checked in external laboratories. The results are noteworthy and show a convincing rate of quality performance of 99.74 per cent.
Optimal AG & Co. KG has been producing and distributing high-quality automotive aftermarket car parts for 25 years. Its comprehensive product range includes wheel bearing kits, steering and suspension parts, shock absorbers and brake systems.
Furthermore, Optimal has a range of pulleys / dampers, anti-vibration / rubber-metal parts, water pumps and belt tensioner kits. Driven by passion and enthusiasm, our employees are our main assets. At Optimal, strong company values are the basis of its business activities. As a family company, the team lives responsibility in everything it does.
With the most complete range of wheel bearing kits, TÜV-certified steering and suspension parts and completely pre-assembled spring struts, Optimal AG & Co. KG is a leading supplier for these components. Optimal’s parts are sourced from global production partners, original equipment manufacturers and matching quality suppliers. its automated warehouse enables reliable on time deliveries.
All products comply with European and international standards for the industries, such as the manufacturer’s standards TS 16949, QS 9000, VDA 6.1., ISO 9001:2008 and the Block Exemption Regulation No 1400/2002.