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The imitation game - the cost of counterfeit bearings

Wednesday 11 May 2022
In the current economic climate of increasing costs of raw material and components, there is understandably a temptation for customers to source cheaper components. But by buying from a non-certified distributor you run the risk of sourcing counterfeit bearings.
The production and availability of counterfeit rolling bearings has been a longstanding issue, with their use attributed to machine damage, extended periods of downtime and personal injury.
Martin Ryan, Schaeffler UK’s industrial distribution director, explains why the problem is growing and the dangers of being tempted by deals which seem to be too good to be true – and usually are. Read his blog here.