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Ferdinand Bilstein UK Ltd

Ferdinand Bilstein UK Ltd is a subsidiary wholly owned by the family run company Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG. As a world leading specialist in the automotive aftermarket, operating since its creation in Germany in 1844, Ferdinand Bilstein combine a high standard of quality products, long-term experience as a manufacturer and supplier, and a dedicated customer focus.

Operations for the company are currently split between two sites, in Kent and in Pontefract. Our brands, febi and Blue Print, are shipped separately around the UK from these two sites, supplying garages and motor factors with high quality replacement vehicle parts.

Construction is almost complete at Ferdinand Bilstein UK’s new state of the art distribution centre on the northern plot of Markham Vale, Chesterfield. Uniting all the company’s logistics and distribution in one central location, the site is expected to be fully operational from January 2018.

The new site takes 10 distribution centres divided across the north and south of England, and turns them into one huge central warehouse. This will improve the company’s efficiency and service for the whole of the UK and Ireland. The site will also reduce the company’s carbon footprint, by reducing deliveries from two different sites, and with less travel distances to reach our customers.

The Markham Vale hub is a huge investment for the company, offering new opportunities in jobs and revenue for the local area, and with room to expand in the future. By purchasing the land and building a bespoke warehouse, Ferdinand Bilstein UK Ltd are setting themselves up for long term prosperity in Chesterfield, ensuring security and consistency for its customers and staff.

Paul Dodgson, Operations Director at Ferdinand Bilstein UK Ltd, said:-

“We are excited about being part of this high profile development in Chesterfield. Markham Vale offers excellent transport links for our distribution requirements, and close proximity to some of our biggest customers. The new relocation will allow us to expand our company further, offering new opportunities on a local and national scale.”

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