MAKING MECHANICS’ LIVES EASIER
With technically refined and long-lasting MEYLE-HD parts
An increasing number of recalls, poorly conceived technology in the vehicle and in the installed production parts, as well as complicated installation and removal often lead to anger and frustration for garage businesses and drivers.
To improve product quality and make life for mechanics easier, Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE goes one step further during its engineering process.
The manufacturer says its MEYLE-HD products are technically superior to OE parts, whilst the reinforced and optimised design and high-quality materials make them more durable and reliable. As a result, they reportedly simply last longer and often outperform OE parts.
Improvements through manufacturing expertise and technical know-how
To ensure MEYLE-HD parts meet the high expectations of customers, garage businesses and drivers, MEYLE explains it has established a multi-stage re-engineering process performed by its experts.
MEYLE engineers analyse OE parts, their weaknesses and potential for improvement, use their findings to develop better parts and are involved in the entire process, from development to manufacture, at MEYLE’s own production facilities or at those of its international production partners.
MEYLE’s manufacturing expertise and the engineers’ technical know-how reportedly ensure that vehicles all over the world quite simply remain roadworthy for longer and are more reliable.
The Hamburg-based manufacturer says it knows the market requirements and the daily routines in the workshop very well and therefore focuses its product development on solutions that are precisely tailored to the needs of the workshop employee. Additionally, MEYLE gives a four-year warranty on its MEYLE-HD parts.*
MEYLE manufacturing expertise: unrivalled precision
In recent years, MEYLE has significantly expanded its research and development expertise and has further enhanced its manufacturing expertise with its own production facilities in Turkey.
MEYLE has two own production plants which manufacture steering and suspension and rubber-to-metal parts with 25 years of production know how. Also the company works with an international network of trusted development and production partners, including renowned OE suppliers which manufacture parts in accordance with MEYLE’s stringent specifications and standards.
All of MEYLE’s expertise and the engineering knowledge that comes from the manufacturing and production process at own plants are applied to the specifications of further MEYLE product lines like MEYLE-ORIGINAL or MEYLE-PD. On top and to ensure the high-quality standards during the manufacturing process, MEYLE’s quality engineers also audit the production partners at regular intervals.
Unique solutions reducing costs and repair time
One example of how improvements and innovative thinking can improve parts in comparison to OE versions, is the MEYLE-HD slot bushing kit with matching installation tool.
This product was developed by engineers and product managers of the MEYLE steering and suspension team. The in-house experts have accompanied and controlled the entire process chain – from the initial idea through development to production and comprehensive quality tests.
The impulse for the product innovation came from the analysis of the repair on the BMW control arm: in contrast to the OE version, defective bushings on the BMW rear control arm can be replaced separately in pairs with the MEYLE kit – a repair solution that is reportedly not yet available from the OE side. The MEYLE kit comes with the appropriate tool which previously had to be solved by the cost-intensive replacement of the complete control arm.
MEYLE has developed a specialised tool to ensure seamless installation and removal of the bushing and offer garage businesses a comprehensive package with the ready-to-install slot bushings and tools.
The bushings are already pre-compressed to installation size and enclosed in an installation sleeve. Because the installation sleeve is longer than the bushing, the tool is guided during insertion, preventing the tool from slipping off.
The environment benefits too. Produced with high energy, the aluminium body of the control arm can be used again, with any waste associated with the use of the repair solution limited to a few rubber and aluminium parts.
MEYLE also proves its worth in a weight comparison: at 600 g, the two MEYLE bushings are lighter than the OE control arm, which weighs nearly 4 kg.
Expert aftersales support and technical advice
MEYLE also makes sure the garage businesses using MEYLE components can rely on them when it comes to aftersales support. The technical services team is available for questions and the technical trainer team advises on usage and tips for numerous products.
MEYLE has also set up online technical trainings with more to come and further tips and tricks are available on the MEYLE YouTube channel.
For more information, visit www.meyle.com
- Guarantee certificate – www.meyle.com/fileadmin/user_upload/produkte/HD/Garantiezertifikat_en.pdf