In addition to shutting down the counterfeiter, the raid put similar operations in the region on notice that their activities won’t be tolerated.
Timken actively works with government agencies, customs officials and law enforcement around the world to curb the sale of fake bearings and stop their flow across international borders. The company is building up anti-counterfeiting data radar and proactively working on stopping the promotion and sale of counterfeit products.
“Counterfeiters impact everyone, everywhere,” says Gerardo Angulo-Bribiesca, Timken de México General Manager. “Customers who use fake bearings assume higher risks of property damage, injury and even loss of life, particularly in transportation applications where fake bearings are prevalent in the Mexican market. Timken urges our customers to buy only from Authorized Timken Distributors to ensure product authenticity and protect end users.”