Quality Management

Detailed Inspection from the Initial Sample to the Serial Product

One of the great strengths of Ferdinand Bilstein is reliability. This is especially confirmed by the constant product quality, in addition to the timely delivery of goods.

The same quality standards apply for the entire product line, which are ensured by extensive, repeated product tests.

They constantly question and continually confirm the claim of OE matching quality for every spare part.

To achieve this, various centrally controlled quality management departments work closely together. The product-related release processes are of great importance.

Prior to the inclusion of a new spare part in the assortment, detailed initial sample tests are carried out in the modern equipped test laboratory at the company headquarters in Ennepetal.

The following characteristics are examined:

  • Dimension (accuracy of fit)
  • Material
  • Workmanship (non-destructive and destructive testing)

Inspection of Incoming Goods

Care at Every Step of the Process

In order to ensure the constant quality of the spare parts in serial delivery, extensive inspections of incoming goods are carried out by random sampling.

These measures of quality assurance are not carried out solely for the spare parts produced in Ennepetal, but also for the components produced by carefully selected partner producers.

In addition, Ferdinand Bilstein is constantly building partnerships with major OEMs, including iwis and Stabilus, and offers their first-class products in the spare parts market.

All parts are precisely examined before they are added to the product range in the in-house test laboratory. In order to do so, the QM specialists at Ferdinand Bilstein rely on a variety of high-tech devices.