Kilen - The Spring Specialists

Kilen – The Spring Specialists

Kilen produce an extensive range of springs for the European Car and Light Commercial Vehicle market, offering high-quality products, professional service and excellent availability.

Kilen have spent over 160 years manufacturing springs, and today produce the world’s largest range of coil springs for the automotive aftermarket. We are proud of our position as European market leader in the suspension coil spring free aftermarket.

Kilen’s philosophy is to produce a complete range of springs, stocked for worldwide distribution. All slow moving items are produced once a year for stock.

100% Quality Control

Production and development of Kilen springs takes place in modern, state-of-the-art factories in Sweden.

Kilen coil springs are manufactured from high-quality spring steel and are cold-coiled in computerised automatic (CNC) machines. This ensures consistent high-quality across the entire range.

All springs are quality-assured prior to delivery. In order to guarantee customers the best service and quality, Kilen are certified to ISO TS 16949, ISO9001 and ISO14001 for both quality and environment. In addition, Kilen have the EAC certificate of conformity as required for the Russian market.

Matching Quality

Kilen’s products hold the same quality of those of vehicle manufacturers, and can therefore be used by authorised repair workshops without warranty restrictions.

To support the confidence Kilen have in their product quality, all parallel wire coil springs are supplied with a three year warranty. Tapered wire coil springs are supplied with two years warranty.

Automotive Coil Springs

Kilen produce the world’s largest range of standard and heavy-duty OE replacement coil springs.

Kilen coil springs are produced using superior grade spring steel at Kilen factories, where the state of the art computer controlled machines ensure the highest quality standards.

Kilen use an advanced zinc phosphate and epoxy powder paint surface treatment, providing longer life to the spring by minimising corrosion.

Kilen offer parallel wire springs (constant thickness) and both parallel and tapered wire options where the original spring is tapered, giving customers and installers more choice.

Kilen produce matching quality parts according to BER 330 and 461, all springs can be fitted without warranty restrictions.
Coil Spring Straight

Kilen vs ‘budget’ brands

Labour costs associated with a coil spring replacement are often more than the cost of the spring itself, making it economical to choose quality over price.

Coil springs are constantly exposed to the elements and subjected to high amounts of stress as they support the weight of the vehicle, isolating it from the road.

Steel quality is of utmost importance and Kilen source only the highest-grade specialist spring steel, which undergoes a multi-stage heat treatment process. Some ‘budget’ springs on the market use lower quality steel and with these, surface and inner defects are common. These defects reduce the spring fatigue strength, increasing the risk of early breakage and premature sag.

Kilen provide a layer of zinc phosphate corrosion protection and budget springs typically lack this extra protection and can begin to rust immediately, leading to the rapid spread of creep corrosion under the paint.

Heavy-Duty Springs

Sometimes a standard OE replacement is just not enough!

Vehicles fitted with tow bars for example will put extra stress on the rear springs when pulling a load.

As a result, vehicle handling may be compromised due to the vehicle ‘sitting down’ at the rear.

To compensate for the additional load, and reduce the ‘sitting down’ effect, Kilen supply a comprehensive range of heavy-duty springs.

Heavy-duty springs fit in exactly the same way as standard springs but are up to 30% stiffer as required.

Replace in Pairs

After millions of cycles, even the best-made springs become ‘tired’ and will shorten (sag) causing the vehicle ride height to drop.

When replacing coil springs it is advisable, for safety and comfort, to always replace in axle pairs and failure to do so can result in:

  • Uneven ride height
  • Increased tyre wear
  • Less responsive steering
  • Less secure road holding
  • Increased braking distance
  • Increased fuel consumption

When only one coil is replaced across an axle, the life expectancy of the other springs will decrease.

Automotive Gas Springs (Gas Struts)

Kilen Gas Boxes

Gas springs are not just available from dealerships!

Kilen produce and stock a full range of boot & bonnet gas springs.

  • Over 1,600 parts covering a wide variety of European and Asian applications
  • All springs supplied complete with end fittings for ease of installation
  • Stock availability consistently over 99%
  • All gas springs are manufactured by Kilen to OE standards, and stocked for worldwide distribution.

Leaf Springs

The Kilen leaf spring range covers 4WD and Light Commercial Vehicles, including vans & pick-ups.

Kilen produce the world’s largest range of standard and heavy-duty OE replacement coil springs.

  • More than 70 different model, including many European and Asian applications.
  • Most leaf springs supplied fully bushed and ready to fit.
  • A complete range of U-Bolts available for both standard and heavy-duty applications.
  • Springs manufactured to OE matching quality
  • Parabolic, multi-leaf, and composite springs available
Leaf Spring

Sport Lowering Springs

Kilen sport springs will safely lower your car by up to 50mm, substantially improving road holding and providing a sportier driving experience.

Most Kilen sport kits are TUV compliant, ensuring the highest levels of safety and performance.

Every kit is designed to be fitted with the original shock absorbers. Gas shock absorbers can be used to further enhance the ride.

Popular kits in the range include:

  • Audi A4
  • Ford Focus
  • Peugeot 306
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Vauxhall Corsa
  • Volkswagen Golf

Catalogue App

Quickly find the correct spring with the free Kilen catalogue app.

Built using extensive catalogue and cross reference data, the Kilen app is fast, intuitive, and easy to use, offering a variety of powerful features to help motor trade professionals find the right spring every time.

Search via part number – Enter any Kilen number to find a wealth of useful information, including linked vehicles, product photos, and relevant OE information.
Catalogue App For Phone
QR Code

Cross Reference – Use the search function to find Kilen alternatives of OE or competitor springs – just enter the number to find the Kilen equivalent.

Search Via Vehicle - Select the make and model to view all Kilen springs suitable for a specific vehicle.

Barcode Scanner – Scan the barcode on any Kilen box label for full details of the spring within.

Scan the QR code above to download the free Kilen App.

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