KONI revolutionized the suspension industry with the invention of the first adjustable hydraulic shock absorber.
Since this, KONI continues to set the benchmark for in suspension technology. KONI innovates, engineers and manufactures market leading performance and adjustable shock absorbers, providing customers with a comfortable, safe and sustainable driving experience in any vehicle, across any terrain.
KONI was founded in 1857 by A. de Koning in Oud-Beijerland, the Netherlands, initially making leather equipment for horses. The company name “KONI” was established in 1928, with KONI first making friction type shock absorbers in 1932. In 1945, KONI began development of the world’s first adjustable hydraulic telescopic type shock absorber for cars and trucks, a product style which remains synonymous with KONI.
Known for a proud and successful history in motor sports, KONI has and continues to work with leading teams across rally and racing, including winning Grand Prix World Championships, to solve suspension problems and develop new innovative technologies. KONI also has a long history of working with companies to develop Original Equipment (O.E.) applications which transform vehicle driving quality and experiences.
KONI has developed from a skilled small local company into a multi-national leading shock absorber specialist, well known across the world. Since 1972, KONI has been a part of ITT (ITT: NYSE), a global diversified industrial company. ITT is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, customised solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets.
KONI is recognised globally as an intelligent company developing suspension solutions unique for every application. KONI develops products for all types of applications, including, street cars, race cars, four-wheel drive vehicles and SUVs, bus, truck, train and even bridges and other industrial applications. These products are used from the street to the track, the freezing North Pole and the dry Sahara desert.
KONI products are developed using highest quality, durable materials, which exceed the requirements needed for comfort, safety and handling performance. Innovations continue to drive the company forward with the patented mechanical technology, the FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) or KONI ACTIVE, the latest innovation leading all competitors for the ultimate driving experience in comfort and road-holding.