Six effective ways to spot quality spare parts

Quality OEM spare parts for industrial refrigeration compressors aren’t easy to find. On top of that, it can be difficult to come by a reliable distributor that you can trust.

This is because the spare parts market is flooded with companies looking to make a quick buck by selling fake, counterfeit components and parts that don’t meet the safety and quality standards of the refrigeration industry.

That’s why we have outlined six simple and effective things you can do to spot quality refrigeration spare parts for compressors:

1. Serial Numbers or Holograms

Pay attention to the serial numbers or holograms on the spare part. All OEM-manufactured parts will have their own identification numbers that can be used to trace them back to the original manufacturer.

2. Spare Part Packaging

Authentic, OEM-manufactured spare parts will be packed in high-quality packaging and shipped with care. The packaging will also be consistent in terms of quality and colouring.

3. Matching Components

A reliable and quality spare part will look indistinguishable from the original part, in terms of dimensions, symmetry and weight.

4. Reduced Price

While OEM-manufactured spare parts are typically cheaper than spare parts from the compressor assembler, they will still be more expensive than fake parts because of quality, packaging and testing.

5. Warranty Plan

Most quality spare parts will come with a warranty package, so make sure to enquire about the details of the plan and compare it to other warranties on offer.

6. Reliable Distributor

Find and work with a reliable distributor that has an expert reputation. An established distributor would want to protect and not tarnish its brand name.

“When it comes to choosing spare parts, there are simple ways to determine their reliability and quality,” says Tristan Buchinhoren, managing director and founder of Spare Exparts. “With over 30 years of experience working with OEM-manufactured spare parts, I can confidently say that ours are the most affordable and reliable options.”

Remember, it’s also important to realise that there is no difference between genuine spare parts and OEM spare parts. To find out more, click HERE.

Spare Exparts has a combined 30+ years of experience in the industrial refrigeration industry. We provide leading businesses across the world with OEM spare parts for Grasso, Sabroe, Howden, Mycom and Bitzer compressors of the highest quality.

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