Automechanika 2014: Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG celebrates anniversaries of the company and its brands
Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG originally introduced the bilstein group umbrella brand at Automechanika 2012, and since then it has become established as a standard international setting for the individually active product brands febi, SWAG and Blue Print. At this year’s Automechanika, which will take place from September 16th to 20th in Frankfurt am Main, the company will be celebrating several anniversaries under the umbrella of the bilstein group.
Alongside a comprehensive presentation of its products and services at the fair, the bilstein group will be focusing on the 170th anniversary of Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG. The renowned manufacturer and supplier of automotive spare parts have been continuously family-run ever since its foundation in 1844.
But not only febi, the two other bilstein group brands also have special anniversaries to celebrate – 60 years for SWAG and 20 years for Blue Print. For the bilstein group those add up to a total of 250 years of bundled experiences and cooperative customer relationships.
The bilstein group brings together 1,650 employees worldwide, supplying products and services in over 140 countries. The group currently maintains 18 overseas offices in 16 countries, is represented internationally in important key markets and operates 14 logistics centres with a total storage capacity of 103,000 m2 to ensure the reliable availability of its goods.
The product range comprises more than 47,000 different spare parts suitable for all current vehicle types and marques. These are supplemented by special tools, installation aids, technical information, modern catalogue and parts searching media and training courses for workshop personnel.