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FBDi 'Authorized Source' Seal of Approval

August 18, 2016

Enhanced Protection against Counterfeit and Fake Products!

Bad Birnbach, August 18, 2016 – The Professional Association of Component Distribution (FBDi) now offers its members the 'Authorized Source' seal of approval. Customers can rest assured that association members who have been awarded the seal of approval only place goods on the market from authorised and reliable sources, i.e. from manufacturers and their contracted distributors. The prerequisite for gaining the seal of approval is FBDi membership and status as a franchised distributor of the product manufacturer.

The FBDi 'Authorized Source' seal of approval ensures that the relevant association member only supplies original goods to the market from a licensed manufacturer or goods purchased from a franchised distributor of the respective manufacturer. In the event of goods having to be purchased from other sources, the association member assures that the respective source is reliable, the origin of the goods has been verified and the customer has been informed accordingly.

The aim of the seal of approval is to enhance protection against counterfeit and fake products and to reduce the number of potential claims and complaints in advance.

„Our 'Authorized Source' seal of approval gives a clear statement of vision and values, driven by increased trust and security – as a distinction for our members. Our members are therefore required to adhere to the strict quality criteria defined by the association," says Wolfram Ziehfuss, Managing Director of FBDi e.V.

Information about FBDi
FBDI e.V., Wolfram Ziehfuss, CEO, Mayrweg 5, 84364 Bad Birnbach, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 8563 9788 908, Mailto:

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