febi Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Booth number 2.1H72


About us

Ferdinand Bilstein combines the well-known product brands febi, SWAG and Blue Print under the bilstein group umbrella.

Together, the bilstein group offers more than 60,000 different technical spare parts for professional vehicle repairs.

The internationally operating group of companies supplies its products to over 170 countries.

febi Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
YuanZhong R&D Bldg., Rm. 808, 1905 Hongmei Rd., Xuhui District
200233 Shanghai
P.R. China

Phone: +86 21 54453322
Internet: www.bilsteingroup.com
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Contact person

Yan Kissel
Marketing Manager
Phone: +86 21 54453322
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News & Innovations

Business news magazine: Ferdinand Bilstein is the German global market leader in the automotive aftermarket

Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG, based in Ennepetal, is the German global market leader for car and commercial vehicle replacement parts in the independent aftermarket. This is revealed by a recently published, up-to-date list in German weekly business news magazine “Wirtschaftswoche”.

“Our services, our product range of over 60,000 different spare parts and our worldwide availability give us a special status in the independent aftermarket,” says Group Managing Director Jan Siekermann. “The title of ‘global market leader’ is both an honour and a motivation for us. We want to live up to our claim of delivering the best service for the customer in future as well. To this end, we as a company are constantly evolving and continuously enhancing our offering.”

The list of global market leaders was compiled under the academic leadership of economics professor Dr. Christoph Müller from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Acceptance into this list is governed by strict criteria, including operations on at least 3 out of 6 continents and annual revenue of at least 50 million euros, of which at least 50 percent must be generated by exports and foreign business.

Further reading
From an iron forge to a replacement parts professional: 175 years of Ferdinand Bilstein

Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG is a renowned supplier and producer of replacement parts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. However, the origins of the Ennepetal business lie somewhere else entirely. When Ferdinand Bilstein was founded in 1844, horses were still the preferred means of transport. The family-run business is celebrating its 175th birthday this year.

Files, chisels, drills, pocket knives: the company traded these and other metal goods in its founding year of 1844. Johann Daniel Bilstein and his son Ferdinand Daniel – after whom the company was named – were responsible in those days. They had a large proportion of the products produced in their own hammer mills.

With the production of a spring bolt, the company succeeded in entering the emerging automotive industry in 1921. The success of this bolt also marked the introduction of “febi”, which quickly became an own brand.

In the 1970s, what was by then the sixth proprietor generation began to gradually supplement the range of products produced in-house with commercial goods in order to meet the rising demand. Today, more than 60,000 different spare parts are supplied. Nevertheless, in-house production has remained an important part of Ferdinand Bilstein: a completely new production hall was inaugurated as recently as 2017.

The anniversary year is coming to life under the motto of “change is our tradition”, with numerous pictures and anecdotes from the company’s history, including on the febi Facebook channel and the website bilsteingroup.com/en/175-years-of-ferdinand-bilstein/. In addition, a history film will be produced specifically for the anniversary.

“We are proud of our history. It is part of our identity,” says Group Managing Director Jan Siekermann. “At the same time, we constantly need to change in order to live up to our claim of being a leading company in the independent aftermarket. Looking back in history is important, but our sights are set firmly on the future.”

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