The Dangerous Game Behind Fake Ball Bearings

  • Bearings-maker SKF steps up the fight against knock-offs
  • Don’t ask "what is being counterfeited, but what isn’t"

A haul of counterfeit SKF AB ball bearings sit inside a Pekari Investments store in Nairobi.

Source: SKF AB

Nairobi’s Kirinyaga Road is the kind of dusty, run-down thoroughfare that sits on the fringes of most African city centers: Cars and motorbikes weave their way through throngs of shoppers browsing storefronts crammed with cheap electronics, housewares, and clothing.

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