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Automechanika 2016

We would like to thank all our visitors from Automechanika 2016. We received more visitors than last edition, it was a great success for us. Pictures can be found on our Facebookpage.

27-09-16 >>Citeste mai mult

Sidem celebrates 15 years of Sidem SRL

On the 17th of June Sidem SRL celebrated its 15th anniversary. On this occasion we organized an open door for all our customers, suppliers and high officials. During this day we honored our pioneers, who are a part of Sidem SRL from day one. You can see pictures of the event on our Facebook Page.

30-11--1 >>Citeste mai mult

Sidem mounting tools

Sidem does not only offers an extensive range of steering and suspension parts, but also a range of mounting tools.

We have mounting tools for ball joints. Our mounting tools are an aid to fasten ball joints in a steering knuckle or an arm. You can do this by squeezing, screwing or, in certain cases, knocking.

Not every brand has the same ball joints, that’s why different brands require different mounting tools. Sidem knows this and that’s why the company offers a whole range of specific mounting tools for specific brands.

With our mounting tools we try to make the life of the mechanics easier. At Sidem you can not only get your steering and suspension parts but also the mounting tools to install them easier.

26-02-16 >>Citeste mai mult

New mounting tools: set jam nuts

We have a new addition to our mounting tools range: sets of jam nuts.

Jam nuts are used on the tie rods to prevent the tie rod ends from loosening due to vibration. We created an easy to carry box with all common jam nuts, this is to ensure a clever repair.

12-02-16 >>Citeste mai mult

New lay-out Sidem catalogue update

We created a more user-friendly way to send our catalogue upgrade to our customers. In the past you had a link to each individual upgrade, now you have a link to all the upgrades. We are also including a link to an excel list that is easy to import. We like to make the life of Sidem users easier

19-11-15 >>Citeste mai mult

Manual via Qr-code on the packaging

Sidem promises you a quick, accurate and flexible service.  

Each spare part comes with clear installation instructions. Consult the assembly manual at any time by scanning the QR-code on the packaging.

This new tool is an essential aid for the distributor and the garage mechanic.

Interested in more information on the handy Sidem-tools?
Contact us or have a look on www.sidem.be.

18-11-15 >>Citeste mai mult

A part of Sidem completes the repair

SIDEM has the widest range in complete sets in the market of Steering and Suspension parts. With the highest availability of sets and a constant urge to expand it, SIDEM becomes an indispensable partner.

Our many years in the business has given us the advantage to manufacture sets that meet customer requirements, achieving quicker repair times and satisfied drivers.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Whatever your choice is, just know Sidem is the right one.

For several Audi models Sidem offers a quite impressive selection of sets.
You always can choose for a set of Track Control Arms accompanied by Mounting Material.
If you want Stabiliser links joined to the set, that’s no problem. We even offer a set where the Tie Rod Ends are included.

To keep it simple we use the following logic:
OE-number + S1 = SET of Track Control Arms + Mounting Material
OE-number + S2 = SET of Track Control Arms + Mounting Material + Stabiliser Links
OE-number + S3 = SET of Track Control Arms + Mounting Material + Stabiliser Links + Tie Rod Ends

For example sets for Audi A4 (8EC,8ED):
37072 = 8E0 407 693 AL = Part of SET
37878 = 8E0 407 693 AL S1 = SET of Track Control Arms + Mounting Material
37876 = 8E0 407 693 AL S2 = SET of Track Control Arms + Mounting Material + Stabiliser Links
37871 = 8E0 407 693 AL S3 = SET of TCA’s + Mounting Material + Stabiliser Links + Tie Rod Ends

As we know: The replacement of several parts at once gives us the advantage of better handling and shortens the repair time significantly.
 

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Sidem breathes to fulfill your needs

In our dedication to serve customers with complete parts we always try to offer track control arms who are complete and easy to install. Meaning we offer them with silentblocks and with ball joint even if these are not included in OEM.

Always be aware of this when comparing Sidem parts with others.
Sidem parts must comply to high quality standards and need to be as complete as possible.
We will offer a complete track control arm for each comparison number.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

SIDEM keeps on Shining In Durability, Efficiency, Manufactur

We always try to serve our customers with complete parts.
Therefore the washers on axial joints are included according to the original part to complete the repair.
It’s an extra effort from us to manufacture, store and include in the package, but for you it guarantees an entire repair.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Sidem is constantly expanding its product range

When axial joints need to be replaced, the steering rack gaiter needs to be removed.
Manufactures often use clamps that can’t be reused afterwards or when they are damaged the steering rack gaiter isn’t secured properly anymore.
Dust or dirt is free to enter and damage the axial joint. The rubber of the gaiter can be worn or damaged, weak spots or cracks can occur.That’s why the steering rack gaiter often is replaced simultaneously with the axial joint. This may prevent a shortened lifetime of the axial joint and a longer repair time in a later stage. That’s why Sidem is expanding their range with Steering rack gaiters with metal clamps to complete the repair.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Set self locking nuts

We are constantly pushing to meet the needs of our customers, so we also have a set of self locking nuts available.
This can come in handy since a nyloc nut can only be used once because the nylon insert no longer performs its function to 100% of design. Therefore nyloc nuts should be replaced after each use or re-torque.

Since we are working with safety parts who encounter vibrations and movement,  it’s very important that the repair can be completed without fear of loosening nuts. The nylon is tightly wedged into the bolt threads and provides resistance to turning once tightened, this under nearly any condition.

So if during the repair of Sidem parts other nuts need to be removed or a part needs to be adjusted after wheel alignment, you can always rely on this set to achieve the required safety conditions.

27-05-14 >>Citeste mai mult

Replacing parts in pairs

When working on steering and suspension, we notice that most parts have an equal on the opposite side. When a defective part is found, it is highly recommended to replace the same part on the other side as well to prevent a noticeable performance difference from side to side and to preserve your safety. This is necessary when replacing stabiliser mountings, stabiliser links, track control arms, silentblocks,…

It is not absolutely necessary to replace axial joints, tie rod ends, steering rack gaiters and ball joints in pairs, but many professional installers insist on replacing both even if only one is bad. This is because it is likely both parts will have covered the same distance and have the same amount of wear. This will ensure the entire steering and suspension system is functional and secure. It also saves the customer the inconvenience of having to bring his vehicle in a second time.

Any steering and suspension repairs should be followed by a quality four-wheel alignment at a reputable repair facility. This is due to the fact that you will be removing many different components and could possibly pull the alignment out causing tire wear or damage in the future.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Communication the foundation of a good business relationship

Since communication is the base of the pyramid to do business we invested in a purpose-built customer training theater, a demonstration room with tests for quality control and in-house video conferencing facilities.

There is also a fully secured and equipped garage work bay area, designed to support new product testing, part improvement and R&D activities.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

R10060 KIT: Mounting tool KIT for Silentblocks

As Sidem nv wants to support our customers during the complete repair, we know that besides providing high quality products there is also a matter of installing them. When it comes to replacing Silentblocks, it is important you have the right tools to make it a quick and easy job. In combination with a hydraulic press you can choose from a series of rings with different diameters and locking screws to help center the silentblock ensuring a smooth and save replacement. Always make sure the hole is cleaned thoroughly before pressing in the new Silentblock.

27-05-13 >>Citeste mai mult

R10090 KIT: Mounting tool KIT for Ball joints

During the replacement of steering and suspension parts it occurs that extra tools are needed to simplify the repair. When replacing balljoints who have housings with a castellated shape, a special tool is needed to make the repair easy. With the help of our Ball joint sockets you can mount the Ball joints with a torque wrench, making sure the required torque by the manufacturer is reached and the part is screwed in quickly.


SIDEM REF: R10090 KIT = R10091 + R10092 + R10093

R10091 = Mounting tool for Sidem ref. 53383 and 7989

R10092 = Mounting tool for Sidem ref. 81182

R10093 = Mounting tool for Sidem ref. 53081

11-06-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Continuous Quality Improvement

Sidem strives to become the best supplier of suspension and steering parts in the automotive market.

 In order to reach that goal, Sidem continuously improves its quality level through :

  • PDCA-approach, to prevent non-conformities (PDCA = Plan-Do-Check-Act).
  • 8D problem resolution, to solve specific customer complaints (8D = 8 step reporting, including rootcause analysis, containment, corrective and preventive actions).
  • PPM follow-up : by monthly measuring quantity failed against quantity sold, the result of continuous improvement activities is monitored and quantified
  • Customer feedback analysis : customer’s opinion is an important input for improvement purposes
  • Sidem solutions : informations about improvement actions


“Sidem solutions” are published periodically.

 Please verify them through the newsletters, or via the website www.sidem.be.

12-11-13 >>Citeste mai mult

Quality has no secrets

Sidem offers solutions for a better, safer driving experience. Designed and tested in-house, Sidem steering and suspension parts are OE-approved and manufactured to the most stringest quality and safety standards.  Therefore, Sidem has been able to offer the most complete product on the market combined with the best service, for more than 70 years now.
Because every part matters, even the smallest.

17-04-14 >>Citeste mai mult

Steering in safety

Steering in safety is our tagline and expresses what Sidem stands for.
"Steering and suspension is all we do".   It is our corebusiness.  This asset together with our 80 years of expertise makes us a specialist in this domain.

Steering in safety also expresses where we stand for in terms of quality and reliability.
Designed and tested in-house, Sidem steering and suspension parts are OE-approved and manufactured to the stringent quality standards.  We garantuee this quality by having the complete production proces from A to Z in our own hands in European based facilities.  
In our testcenter prototypes and new references are profoundly tested to ensure long lifetime of the productns and best quality for safe driving in all circumstances.

15-06-14 >>Citeste mai mult

Continuous improvement

As a European OE quality manufacturer, Sidem is always ahead to improve quality and service.
That's what makes us different and we are proud of this.
Our priority is to ensure your competitve advantage.
Wonder how we do this?

One of the keystones of making the difference is by proactive extension of our offer towards you.
We proactively screen new references in the existing carparc. Only by doing so we can stay ahead in offering the widest range in steering & suspension parts on the market.

Reserve enough space on your shelves for our extented range!

Sidem, your one-stop-premium supplier in steering & suspension.

18-02-15 >>Citeste mai mult