SKF supports Kenyan authorities in anti-counterfeiting
Beforehand SKF had invited customers and governmental authorities to anti-counterfeiting seminars all across East Africa – besides Kenya, also in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. The Managing Director of SKF Kenya explains: “In countries like Uganda and Ethiopia for example, premium bearing brands are accepted and requested by industry, but the absolute majority of products are counterfeits. The customers purchase unknowingly, so awareness training is very important.”
In the seminars the audience learned: Counterfeited industrial products exists, they can negatively impact operational reliability and threaten lives but there are ways to protect the own business and minimize the risks.