Where are your bearings coming from?

skf1You cannot spot the difference between a genuine and counterfeit SKF product, but your machine will. That’s why it pays to know where your bearings and other SKF products are coming from.

The facts about counterfeit bearings:
Unpredictable quality
False product and packaging branding

Unpredictable quality
The performance of counterfeited SKF products is unpredictable. The efforts and dedication to improve machine reliability, controlling the operational costs and increasing the output, can quickly change if counterfeit SKF products are used. Counterfeit products, may also present great safety risks for workers, the public and the environment.

False product and packaging branding
Counterfeited SKF products originate from factories that produce unbranded products of all types and sizes. In branding workshops, illegal marking with the SKF trademark and other look-alike markings take place without the consent of SKF. The products are placed in counterfeited “look-alike” packaging and promoted to the market as genuine SKF products. The price of the counterfeit product is often in line with market prices for genuine products.

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 – Counterfeit bearings will attempt to imitate authentic design and markings.  – Packaging counterfeited down to the smallest detail.


How you can be protected
Know your supplier. Compromising secure sourcing can cause great harm to your operation and business. The sourcing of SKF products must be done safely, the best way to safeguard authenticity is to buy your SKF products from SKF authorized distributors.

To find SKF authorized distributors in your country or region, visit: http://www.skf.com/group/our-company/find-a-distributor/by-list/index.html

If you have any questions, concerns or tips on suspicious activity about counterfeit SKF products, you can inform SKF headquarters directly by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Tel: 216 0005305
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