COMBATING COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS:
The NTN quality commitment
COMBATING COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS:
The NTN quality commitment
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Counterfeit bearings continue to be a worldwide brand-protection and safety concern. The best way to protect yourself: Always turn to trusted sources for all your bearing purchases.


Combating counterfeits, of benefit to us all


Counterfeiting presents significant risks to the user.
3 reasons to choose original NTN bearings:

  • safety: counterfeit bearings jeopardize safety, and therefore the life of products and people.
  • reliability: counterfeit bearings do not have the expected quality level and are likely to fail, degrade your equipment and shorten its service life.
  • availability: counterfeit bearings can cause breakdowns and a loss of production and profitability.

Counterfeiting has a financial impact on premium industrial manufacturers like NTN, and consequently, investments dedicated to innovation. In addition, counterfeiters sell old technology products.

Counterfeiting has a financial impact on premium industrial manufacturers like NTN, and consequently, investments dedicated to innovation. In addition, counterfeiters sell old technology products.

NTN and the fight against counterfeiting


Safety is a core value of NTN.  An active member of the "World Bearings Association“, we are committed to combating counterfeiters through a series of actions:

  • raising awareness of users (industrial manufacturers and distributors) and professional associations of the risk of counterfeiting.
  • training of Customs staff, distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to identify counterfeit bearings.
  • constant innovation to develop improved products that are not easy to counterfeit.
  • marketing of NTN products via official supply networks and issuing accreditations to endorse their position as reliable suppliers to the market.
  • specific identification (markings, labels which change regularly) in order to make them increasingly difficult to copy.

3 tips to identify a genuine product:

  • always buy through reliable and recognized sources.
  • require an invoice with all the legal information.
  • beware of those "too good to be true" prices that are below market value and have unusual availability.
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