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OEM manufactured drive couplings are the only safe and reliable solution

04 March 2019

We live in a world where it has never been easier to search for, find and purchase items online. However, along with the benefits which online purchasing brings can come some hidden dangers, including the risk of inadvertently purchasing counterfeit products.

Whilst these items may on the face of it look the same, it is highly likely that they have been manufactured from inferior materials and to a much lower standard of quality. These counterfeit items are becoming increasingly present in all areas of our lives, from mobile phone chargers right up to and including safety critical engineered components.

In this article, Reich Drive Systems UK’s David Proud highlights the potential dangers associated with the use of parts that are not guaranteed to be OEM original components.

We have probably all seen the news items and documentaries highlighting the problems associated with counterfeit or fake goods. The increasing significance of this problem can be measured in part by a guidance warning issued by the UK government in 2018 of the dangers that the growing number of fake automotive parts, including airbags, can pose to drivers, passengers and road users.

Read the full article in the March issue of DPA

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