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Bilstein amongst “Brands of the Century”


Bilstein, distributed in Ireland by Serfac Limited, is once again a member of the exclusive “Brands of the Century” circle. Associated with the Brand Prize of Deutsche Standards, a range of brands representing different industries have been included in the 2012 anniversary edition issued by the publisher and publicist Dr. Florian Langenscheidt. Bilstein received the coveted prize on 22 November in Berlin.

This was the second time that Bilstein has received this award. In 2010, the manufacturer of high quality suspension components represented the industry in the 2010 edition of “Brands of the Century”.

A high-calibre advisory committee consisting of brand experts from the fields of media, industry and the creative sector selects the brands and Bilstein regards its nomination as a clear vote of confidence in the high quality of its suspension technology products.

Deutsche Standards Editionen was founded in 2002 and in 2003 work began on creating the “Brands of the Century” volume which was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair, signalling the start of the Deutsche Standards success story. The publication continues to present the great German brands – economic icons and legends of consumer history.

The book provides a detailed overview of the history and development of selected German products and presents a highly informative survey of the history of the “Made in Germany” seal of quality.

Bilstein is a leading supplier of high-tech shock absorbers and suspensions. As the inventor of the mono-tube gas pressure shock absorber, it has been providing superior suspension solutions for more than 50 years – an achievement which has recently been reflected in worldwide motorsports success and numerous “Best Brand” awards.

Well-known car makers place their trust in the Bilstein brand, incorporating the innovation and quality of the brand’s suspension systems in production. Bilstein also deploys the expertise it gains as an OEM provider in its wide range of components for the universal spare parts market: Bilstein offers perfectly matched shock absorbers and suspension kits for nearly all vehicles produced in the last few decades, for repairs, for suspension optimisation and for competitive motorsports.