- MEYLE receives Innovation Award in the “Repair & Maintenance” category in Frankfurt.
- MEYLE service solution includes pre-compressed bushings and a specially developed tool for selective repair of the BMW rear control arm.
- Aftermarket repair solution, unique to date: MEYLE solution costs one tenth compared to replacing the two OE control arms.
- Messe Frankfurt presents award for particularly forward-looking innovations in the automotive sector.
Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE received the Automechanika Innovation Award 2018 today in the Repair & Maintenance category: With the MEYLE-HD slot bushing kit.
The company was able to assert itself against numerous competitors, that included well-known OE and aftermarket manufacturers. With the award winning service kit, consisting of the pre-compressed and ready-to-install MEYLE‑HD slot bushings and a suitable installation tool, MEYLE offers an economical and ecological alternative to replacing the complete BMW rear axle control arm.
This enables selective replacement of the bushings in selected BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series and X5 models.
The Innovation Award was presented to the Hamburg-based manufacturer today at the official awards ceremony in Frankfurt and honours particularly progressive and forward-looking innovations in the automotive industry.
“We are pleased to present MEYLE with the award in the Repair & Maintenance category. The MEYLE HD kit meets all award criteria for an environmentally friendly, sustainable and service-oriented solution – a real innovation, which we are therefore pleased to honour with an award,” says Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt.
The MEYLE HD kit was developed by engineers and product managers of the MEYLE chassis and steering team. MEYLE experts have accompanied and controlled the entire process chain – from the initial idea through development to production and comprehensive quality tests.
Based on the MEYLE HD concept “Better than OE”, the impulse for the product 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 not yet available from the OE side with the appropriate tool and previously had to be solved by the cost-intensive replacement of the complete control arm.
“The Innovation Award is a very special award for us, of which we are very proud,” explains André Sobottka, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and Communication at MEYLE.
“Especially in our anniversary year, in which we also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the holding company Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG, the award is a great recognition for the good and close cooperation of our MEYLE engineers” he added.
“With the MEYLE-HD-Kit we have once again proven this and offer as MEYLE another exclusive solution for the aftermarket, with which workshop employees quickly become the DRIVER’S BEST FRIEND” he said.