What's the problem with fake bearings?
- You're not getting what you paid for
When you decide to buy name brand premium products, you have high expectations for quality, durability and dependability.
When you pay for premium and get average, or even downright faulty products, you get cheated. Make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Always turn to trusted sources for all your bearing purchases.
- They may pose a danger to operations, to finances and to human lives
Faulty and worn-out bearings can degrade and fail quickly. At best, this will only lead to equipment downtime and repair.
Counterfeit bearings can cause shutdowns in mills and production facilities, serious auto accidents and even loss of human lives.
In addition, a faulty, counterfeit bearing may have legal consequences for you as a buyer and/or distributor.
One fake bearing could, in fact, break your business
- It's often hard to tell the difference between a genuine and a counterfeit bearing
Let’s face it: fake bearings won’t have “fake bearings” written on them. They won’t be scratched, rusty or dirty. They won’t necessarily even be cheaper. They look like, and are marketed like, genuine, premium brand products.
Counterfeits can be new, low-quality bearings, which are labeled with false brand markings to justify a higher price. Even the packaging is skillfully imitated.
One effective way to identify counterfeit bearings with certainty is with the help of premium brand manufacturers. If you suspect that you may have purchased or distributed counterfeits, contact the premium brand manufacturer concerned directly.
- They are part of illegal and unethical practices