BILSTEIN Academy

We would like to pass on to you our accumulated know-how from successful motorsport and OE expertise. Whether you’re a dealer or workshop, tuning or replacement business – the BILSTEIN Academy offers the right training program for everyone. In exciting theory courses and unforgettable practical seminars, you’ll learn everything you need to know about shock absorbers, suspension systems and sales strategies. Better service for your customers, more sales for you.

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We would like to pass on to you our accumulated know-how from successful motorsport and OE expertise. Whether you’re a dealer or workshop, tuning or replacement business – the BILSTEIN Academy offers the right training program for everyone. In exciting theory courses and unforgettable practical seminars, you’ll learn everything you need to know about shock absorbers, suspension systems and sales strategies. Better service for your customers, more sales for you.

Trainings & Courses

Due to the progressive development in the field of suspension technology, regular training is becoming essential. Only a well-trained automotive mechanic can identify a damaged damper in good time or carry out a complex suspension conversion. BILSTEIN’s experts offer their partners – both workshops and dealers – free in-house training courses consisting of a theoretical and a practical part. In addition to the topics of damper installation, damage analysis and BILSTEIN product innovations, this also includes a factory tour and some helpful tips for advising customers.

Training dates 2021

A number of training dates on various topics are already on the BILSTEIN Academy calendar for the current year. All courses take place in our virtual training rooms, which, thanks to modern software, enable interactive distance learning at the latest level. Registrations are possible in our external booking tool.

The duration of the training courses is approximately 1 hour. Active participation, questions and discussion are possible directly.

 

2021

27. October 2021 | Start: 11:00 am (German Time, Berlin)
Passive suspension systems: shock absorber design, function and installation
For more information and free registration, please visit our booking tool.

02. November 2021 | Start: 11:00 am (German Time, Berlin)
Active suspension systems: shock absorber design, function and installation
For more information and free registration, please visit our booking tool.

17. November 2021 | Start: 11:00 am (German Time, Berlin)
Air spring systems in passenger cars: Design, function and installation instructions
For more information and free registration, please visit our booking tool.

23. November 2021 | Start: 11:00 am (German Time, Berlin)
The suspension diagnosis: Installation information and avoidance of installation errors
For more information and free registration, please visit our booking tool.

07. December 2021 | Start: 11:00 am (German Time, Berlin)
Product training: Additional business with the full BILSTEIN product range
For more information and free registration, please visit our booking tool.

09. December 2021 | Start: 11:00 am (German Time, Berlin)
BILSTEIN suspension technology: The suspension specialist for suspension tuning
For more information and free registration, please visit our booking tool.

 

 

 

Overview of BILSTEIN trainings
Basic course: With the full BILSTEIN program for additional business

Course content (OE replacement & tuning):

  • BILSTEIN in a strong network, activities, structures, best brand, brand presence, merchandise
  • Product range and product-specific knowledge (BILSTEIN B1-B16), motor sports, special applications, catalog information

Further information:

  • Target group: Workshop owners, master craftsmen, mechanics, employees of the automotive parts trade
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • With theoretical training and certificate

Technology course: BILSTEIN suspension technology. What really matters

Course content (OE replacement & tuning):

  • Product range and product-specific knowledge (BILSTEIN B1-B16), motor sports, special applications, catalog information
  • Chassis technology basics, structure and function of the individual damper systems/vehicle springs, interaction of shock absorbers/vehicle springs with other chassis parts, effect of defective shock absorbers/vehicle springs
  • Suspension test, test options and damage diagnosis, installation instructions, suspension lowering, special tools
  • Disposal of shock absorbers (optional)
  • Tips from practice

Further information:

  • Target group: Workshop owners, master craftsmen, mechanics, employees of the automotive parts trade
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • With theoretical training and certificate

Success course: Good reasons for BILSTEIN

Course content (OE replacement & tuning):

  • Product range and product-specific knowledge (BILSTEIN B1-B16), motor sports, special applications, catalog information
  • Customer expectation, market potential/market analysis, sales argumentation, exploiting opportunities (profit calculation), definition of the argumentation chain for all target groups, additional business and differentiation, more expertise through technical consulting.

Further information:

  • Target group: Workshop owners, master craftsmen, mechanics, employees of the automotive parts trade
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • With theoretical training and certificate

Professional course: Suspension technology for profis. What really matters

Course content (OE replacement & tuning):

  • Delivery program and product-specific knowledge (BILSTEIN B1-B16), motor sports, special applications, catalog information
  • Suspension technology basics, structure and function of the individual shock absorber systems/vehicle springs, interaction of shock absorbers/vehicle springs with other suspension components
  • Customer expectation, market potential/market analysis, sales argumentation, exploiting opportunities (profit calculation), definition of the argumentation chain for all target groups, additional business and differentiation, more expertise through technical consulting.

Further information:

  • Target group: Workshop owners, master craftsmen, mechanics
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • With theoretical training and certificate

Special course: The suspension tuning specialist

Course content (tuning):

  • Product range and product-specific knowledge (BILSTEIN B1-B16), motor sports, special applications, catalog information
  • Suspension technology basics, structure and function of the individual damper systems/vehicle springs, interaction of shock absorbers/vehicle springs with other chassis parts, effect of defective shock absorbers/vehicle springs
  • Suspension test, test options and damage diagnosis, installation instructions, suspension lowering, special tools, disposal of shock absorbers (optional)
  • Practical installation of a sports suspension, test and comparison drive (optional)
  • Tips from practice

Further information:

  • Target group: Workshop owners, master craftsmen, mechanics
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • With practical training and certificate

Active course: BILSTEIN modern suspension technology active systems and air springs

Course content (OE replacement):

  • Delivery program and product-specific knowledge, catalog information
  • Chassis technology basics, structure and function of the individual damper systems/vehicle springs, interaction of shock absorbers/vehicle springs with other suspension parts, effect of defective shock absorbers/vehicle springs
  • Design, function and testing of the various passive and active shock absorber/air suspension systems: ACD (e.g. Jaguar), ADS, Airmatic (e.g. Mercedes), Damptronic, PASM (e.g. Porsche), Dampmatic, Agility Control (e.g. Mercedes), BILSTEIN ridecontrol, BILSTEIN IRC, etc.
  • Assembly instructions: Removal and installation air spring Mercedes E-Class
  • BR 211

Further information:

  • Target group: Workshop owners, master craftsmen, mechanics
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • With theoretical training and certificate

Quickly explained: our e-training courses

In a hectic workshop routine, there often seems to be no room for training events. We at the BILSTEIN Academy accept the shortcomings: with a duration of 20 to 30 minutes, our new e-training courses always fit somewhere in between – even during your lunch break. Since these training courses, including checks of learning objectives and certificate printouts, run completely automatically, they can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world with Internet access. In addition to German, the courses are already available in English, with other languages to follow. Simply check it out and register right away!

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