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As we enter the new year, Schaeffler is highlighting the perennial issue of counterfeit bearings, and the widespread injury and material damage caused. With the Internet opening up more opportunities to buy bearings manufactured in India, the Far East and Africa but sold through non-certified traders across the world, including an increasing number of European outlets, this is a growing problem. Indeed, according to a study published by the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), the annual economic and social costs resulting from this amounts to USD 1.7 billion worldwide. You can read more in the full story, right.

Charlotte Stonestreet
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cda@western-bp.co.uk
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Counterfeit bearings put end users & distributors at risk

The best way for buyers to protect themselves and their customers from counterfeit bearings is purchasing only from a reliable source - such as direct from the manufacturer or through a certified distributor, says Martin Ryan, Industrial Distribution director for Schaeffler UK.

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