In July 2018, Wunderlich once again successfully achieved the recertification of its quality management system to the new norm DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and received certification to prove that it meets the particularly challenging additional requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority (KBA).
Broken hand lever? Burst brake cylinder? Every motorcyclist can picture the consequences - which prove fatal in the worst case scenario. Even safety-related motorcycle parts without approval are showing up on the market more and more that are deceptive product rip-offs plain and simple. Brands are even copied in their entirety with the original packaging. These highly criminal providers simply don't care about the consequences for motorcyclists. Finding them often turns out to be impossible.
Only with ABE: brake and clutch levers (item no.: 25750-xxx) are only available from us with ABE in order to ensure the greatest possible safety for the rider
The price of such fake parts is actually an initial indicator. That's why you should stay away from obviously cheap "brand" components. These are cheap and produced with no quality testing. These low prices can only be achieved by rigorously reducing the quality of the materials used, the manufacturing process and last but not least, the absence of continuous quality management. This often goes so far that the plagiarised product is missing important technical or required construction features which ensure the function of the product.
With our products and components, we stand for high-quality design and consistently high quality and for that essential component that "Makes Made in Germany". We therefore only manufacture our own components that are approvable, i.e. they either with an ABE (General Operating Licence), EG-ABE or a TÜV certificate. All other products on offer are not subject to this acceptance obligation. Wunderlich was one of the first companies in the motorcycle industry to be certified to the new KBA-compliant standard DIN EN ISO 9001 and has been since the start of the 2000s.
This guarantees that we comply with safety-related provisions. The certificate is a prerequisite for us to be eligible to apply KBA for TÜV certificates or ABE for our own products and components. In July 2018, we once again successfully completed the 3-year recertification (without recertification the certificate becomes invalid) and the annual audit for the quality management system and Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority (KBA).
The auditing and certificate were conducted by the independent auditing organisation EUROCERT, which is approved by the German accreditation body Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH. The effort that we had to put into the constructive development, acceptance and permanent quality monitoring by independent testing institutes - which also have to be approved by the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle (DAkkS) ensures that these components are safe and that our customers can rely on them. This is what makes »Anständige Komponenten für Ihre BMW« . Wunderlich customers are thus always on the safe side: Firstly in terms of quality, secondly in terms of safety, and thirdly when it comes to the legality of the components.
This effort also freely trickles down to the price. And so it must. For as Sir Frederick Henry Royce once said: "Quality is born when the price has long been forgotten".