BILSTEIN’s main production facility North American production facility is located at our U.S. Headquarters in Hamilton, OH. At this location, we produce highly engineered semi-active and passive monotube shock absorbers for high-performance automobiles, motorsports and off-road vehicles. This 24/7 facility uses the newest technology to assemble shock absorber production for three separate, yet integral, consumer groups – Original Equipment (OE), Aftermarket (AM) and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). We have three buildings on our Hamilton Campus: the Main Plant, the BILSTEIN Technical Center (BTC) and the brand new 156,000 square foot BILSTEIN Logistics Center (BLC).
OE assembly of our shock absorbers is sectioned into four distinct areas within our Main Plant: Tube Department, Main Assembly, Paint Line, and Final Assembly housing over 300 seasoned BILSTEIN employees.
Tube Department — the beginning of it all. Tubes are machined and welded to accommodate various sizes, lengths and fittings.
Main Assembly — the heart of production. Bilsteiners work alongside of the automation to ensure the performance of every shock absorber we manufacture.
Paint Line — brings our products to life. Each shock absorber is painted through the use of an electrostatic paint process and inspected to perfection.
Final Assembly — the finishing touches. Final testing is performed before being packaged and set for pickup by the customer.