This is Öhlins

Introduction

Öhlins Racing has been an integral part of the motorsport industry as well as the motorcycle and automotive industry for 40 years. Our focus has always been on high quality products, service and support, all the way from the MotoGP circuits to the local national racing events in over 50 distributing countries. Our philosophy has always been to supply the aftermarket, OEM partners and teams with high-end suspension technology and we are all dedicated to exceed our customer’s expectations throughout the world.

The Öhlins Way

Our passion for innovation and state-of-the-art technology motivates us to search for the next generation of advanced suspension technology. Our dedicated and professional staff cooperate with some of the most prestigious manufacturers and teams in the world to find the optimal suspension performance and in the end, this knowledge finds its way to the aftermarket and OEM shock absorbers, front forks and steering dampers on the street. Our aftermarket customers ride on factory racing technology with just small or even no modifications. Our goal is to offer the same level of service and support throughout our organisation, no matter if it is a racing team or a passionate enthusiast rider or driver in search of better functioning suspension unit on his / her car. To be a respected and preferred brand in the high-end segment within our business area is a motto that every one of our employees strive to make true. To be in the forefront of advanced suspension technology makes us work even harder to find the next chapter of suspension technology. Öhlins Racing is just about to turn the page yet again and it is time to make the world go electronic on suspension.

Our facilities

Head Quarters – Upplands Väsby, Sweden

The Öhlins HQ is the very heart of our operations. Everything once started here back in 1976 when the founder Kenth Öhlin started his business in his fathers’ engineering workshop a bit further down the road. All products are being engineered and assembled in the facilities just north of Sweden’s capitol – Stockholm.

Öhlins Distribution & Technical Centre Nürburgring – Germany

Our central European subsidiary enables us to make faster and more accurate deliveries to supply our customers in the region. Apart from a more sophisticated delivery service program, Öhlins Distribution & Technical Centre can offer a complete package with the famous Nürburgring race track located close to our facilities.

Our business areas

OEM

  • 40% OEM sales volume of total sales
  • Collaborations with some of the largest manufacturers on a worldwide scale such as Lamborghini, Pagani, Koenigsegg and Volvo Polestar
  • Collaborations with respected race car manufacturers all over the world
  • The OEM cooperation gives Öhlins the possibility to trim costs, sharpen work flow efficiency and maximize the overall quality of the end product
  • The close relationship with the vehicle industry allows us to take part in the technical evolution – giving us a superior advantage compared to many of our competitors on the market

Racing Service & Support

  • High profile customers in all business areas such as:
    • Automotive: DTM, NASCAR, LeMans Series, Group N Rally Series, Rallycross European Championship, Off-Road Racing
  • Our dedication and passion for high end racing will find its way back to the aftermarket products – giving the driver on the street the chance of buying the most advanced suspension technology on the market.

CES

Öhlins Racing’s CES system (Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension) integrates the latest technology in hydraulics and electronics into a highly advanced adaptive suspension unit that monitors all four wheels on a car. Based on the quality of the road and the preferred setting by the rider all four wheels are controlled individually to maintain the optimal suspension setup. Use of the CES valve in a shock absorber removes most of the compromise between ride and handling found in conventional shocks. It enables the suspension to provide sportscar characteristics in cornering and lane changes while giving the ride of a limousine during cruising. Öhlins has been active in semi-active suspension development since the late eighties. We have built in-depth knowledge about the valves, shocks, sensors, ECUs and software required to make semi-active suspension work. With our knowledge we can not only supply the valves but also the support required to build a full system. Today the CES technology is used by several car manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler, VW, and Volvo. For more information on CES, please, visit http://www.ohlinsces.com/

The Production Philosophy

  • All products are assembled by dedicated specialists with a passion for perfection
  • Depending on the volume of deviations in the past and supplier history a number of every batch of components is checked at random in the receiving inspection. This way we can minimize the volume of deviating components in the production line
  • All assembled products undergo numerous tests to ensure optimal functionality and quality
  • We firmly believe that our production facility in Sweden gives us a competitive edge – we can control the entire flow all the way from the drawing board to the assembled unit in the cardboard box just before shipment

The Öhlins Product Range

The unique, complete, package
Öhlins can offer suspension technology to a wide range of vehicles such as:

  • Cars
  • Other business areas

Öhlins also make suspension solutions to customers in search of perfection which has led us into a wide range of industry sectors such as the naval, forest, aero and defence industry.