JAPAN PARTS TRADING CENTER
JPTC is a one-pit stop for all your bearings needs.
Founded in 1984, the business started its operations along Caballeros, Manila as a trading company for quality Japanese bearings. In 1989, it opened its retail store along CM Recto Avenue with the purpose of catering to greater demand for replacement spare parts. Later, it entered into a great partnership to be an authorized distributor of Koyo Brand Ball & Roller Bearings and related products in the Philippines.
Sometimes they are badly refurbished originals no longer meeting quality standards, sometimes they are just fake. Tons of low-quality bearings are labeled with false brand markings to justify a higher price.
They look like, and are marketed as, genuine, premium brand products. Even the packaging is skillfully imitated. So let’s face it: fake bearings are difficult to detect. They won’t be scratched, rusty or dirty.
They won’t necessarily even be cheaper. But still, beware of those “too good to be true” prices that are below market value and have unusual availability.