Since 2017, the bilstein group has housed its impressive clutch competence centre in Durmersheim, Germany, for all passenger car clutches offered by Blue Print.
The centre ensures Blue Print can constantly expand its range, while extensive testing allows the brand to offer modern, OE matching standards at every level.
bilstein group tells us every part from the competence centre must meet the strict internal quality criteria with all clutch components undergoing stringent quality tests.
With the aid of automated measurement tools, all product dimensions are checked to be accurate to the “thousandth of a millimetre” to guarantee a perfect fit.
Special testbeds are also used to ensure the correct durability, functionality and driving comfort is achieved.
As an internationally renowned specialist for quality replacement parts, Blue Print offers some of the highest degrees of development competence for all types of clutches.
Setting the standards in the independent aftermarket, Blue Print ensures that all products are specified to exacting standards to guarantee a direct replacement to the original fitment.
The selection partners and manufacturers are subject to inspections by fully qualified auditors to ensure that a minimum ISO manufacturing standard and process is followed.
To underline its high product quality standards, Blue Print provides a three-year manufacturer’s guarantee for all replacement parts – exceeding the statutory warranty.
Blue Print only supplies new parts in OE-matching quality, setting the standards in quality from as early as the clutch development stage. Only high-quality components are used in the manufacturing processes at its partners’ facilities.
Clutch linings, diaphragm springs, torsion springs, washers, cover plates and cast parts are all sourced from leading manufacturers.
Assisted by a measuring robot (Faro Gauge), all important dimensions are checked to an accuracy of one-thousandth of a millimetre to ensure a perfect fit.
The brand says this precise checking is not only used during the development of new products; it also forms an integral part of the incoming goods inspection.
To ensure flawless function and excellent driving comfort, special testbeds are used for all clutch components. Measuring programs developed internally ensure the adherence to tight tolerances.
All clutch discs and clutch pressure plates pass durability and performance checks through in-house test benches to guarantee consistent quality.
Blue Print claims quality begins with the packaging: with all clutches delivered in specially manufactured, sturdy packaging that includes not only high-performance grease for lubricating the connection between hub and transmission shaft but also technical bulletins and instructions for quick, technically correct installation.
To find the complete overview of Blue Print clutch components, visit partsfinder.bilsteingroup.com.