When you decide to buy a quality name brand premium product, 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 are getting your money's worth. Trusted sources should be ones that you are confident can supply a genuine product. Unfortunately counterfeit products are entering in to the industrial marketplace and 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 industry and production facilities, serious car accidents and even loss of human lives. In addition, a faulty, counterfeit bearing may have legal consequences for you as a buyer.
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 or the box that they are packaged in. 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 labelled with false brand markings to justify a higher price. Even the packaging is skilfully imitated.
One effective way to identify counterfeit bearings with certainty is with the help of premium brand manufacturers and authorised distributors. If you suspect that you may have purchased counterfeits, contact the premium brand manufacturer concerned. They will be happy to assist you. Counterfeiting is an illegal and unethical practice. Counterfeiting is a crime, plain and simple. It puts lives and property at risk, due to the questionable quality of counterfeit products. It is also theft of intellectual property, such as patents and trademarks, and reputation. These are crucial concepts in modern economy, enabling economic development based on ideas and innovations.
When you purchase a counterfeit product, you become part of the counterfeiting trade. Last year product to the value of £80 million pounds was confiscated and destroyed in the UK alone.
Only purchase products from official Authorised Distributors. Sprint are official SKF & FAG Authorised distributors.