The Short answer is “No”. Let me explain: The aftermarket parts industry is a thriving global industry with factories across Europe, the USA and Asia. They offer parts that have the exact technical specification, and the same high quality manufacturing and control standards as the OEMs. In most cases the ISO90001 certification is standard practice for the aftermarket manufacturers.
Examining the value and cost saving advantage of aftermarket parts vs. OEM parts for heavy duty earth moving vehicles such as ADT’s excavators and trucks