With the shift towards low emission zones and the EU’s demand for CO2 neutrality by 2035, the automotive industry is rapidly moving towards electric vehicles. Therefore, Sidem has developed an extensive range of specialized parts for Battery Electrical Vehicles (BEVs).
Range extension parts for Asian brands enables high availability for the aftermarket
- Extension of Sidem’s steering and suspension range for Asian car brands
- Expanding the wide range for European cars with a growing range for Asian cars leads to a more complete offer for distributors and mechanics
- All parts in Sidem’s catalogue for both European and Asian car brands available from stock
Sidem, the European manufacturer of steering and suspension parts, has been producing parts for the replacement market for both European and Asian car applications. The company has now also extended the range of parts for Asian car brands.
Focus on both European and Asian cars
Sidem today has more than 9,000 steering & suspension references in its aftermarket catalogue, making it the most complete supplier. But its focus goes beyond European car brands. “That is sometimes overlooked,” says Delphine Dewildeman, marketing manager at Sidem. “Next to the parts for European car brands, we also have a lot of steering and suspension parts for Asian car brands. And we are expanding that range. Especially since Asian cars have gained a lot of market share here in recent years.”
Today Sidem has steering and suspension parts for more than 10 Asian brands, accounting for about 4,000 references. “The term ‘Asian’ is of course very broad,” Delphine Dewildeman continues. “Car brands with a Chinese origin are quite rare here, so our Asian range mainly focuses on Japanese and Korean brands, such as Toyota and Hyundai. These are strong brands that also require a lot of parts in the aftermarket. In short, for those European or Asian cars driving around here, we are guaranteed to have the right steering and suspension parts in house.”
Because ball joints in BEVs are subject to extra torque, they are designed and built to handle this additional impact.
Since electrical cars produce less noise and vibration compared to cars with internal combustion engines, the suspension system in a BEV is designed with a greater focus on minimizing road noise and vibrations transmitted to the cabin.