Bulgarian Customs Destroy Fake Machine Bearings

Mar 26 2012 - 12:31

1,750 counterfeit machine bearings with the mark FAG were destroyed on March 1 at the Varna customs premises, eastern Bulgaria, in the presence of the trademark representatives and under the supervision of customs officials from Varna.

The Schaeffler Group with its brand FAG is one of the leading manufacturers of precision rolling bearings for the automotive, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries.

Since 2007, the Varna customs officials have seized 800,000 counterfeit FAG bearings worth approximately EUR 1.3 million (USD 1.7 million).

The counterfeits originated in China and their entry into the Bulgarian and European markets is seen as a serious risk to the citizens’ health and safety.

For more information, please contact Preslav Penev at our Bulgaria office.

Source: Bulgarian Customs

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