Over 30,000 fake auto parts destroyed in Sharjah
Sharjah, August 26, 2009
Sharjah Municipality, in coordination with Bosch Automotive Aftermarket and its UAE service providers, confiscated and destroyed more than 30,000 counterfeit auto parts of Bosch and other German brands.
Raids were conducted on two warehouses in Sharjah’s industrial area following reports of counterfeit auto parts trade.
In addition, the counterfeit dealer was banned from participating in a major regional automotive exhibition.
Bosch revealed that the authorities who carried out the raids found that some of the fake products were already packed and ready to be shipped to a neighbouring GCC country.
“We believe that this successful raid in Sharjah will send a strong message to those involved in dealing with fake auto parts that the UAE Government will not show any leniency towards offenders,” said Volker Bischoff, general manager, Robert Bosch Middle East.
“Motorists around the world know that the Bosch brand stands for excellence and quality, and unfortunately this is what the pirate manufacturers are capitalizing on,” he said. “However, in recent years we have introduced several measures to combat product piracy, most importantly the Bosch keySecure label.”
The new Bosch keySecure label – comprising a difficult to copy hologram and a unique 15-digit code - provides the aftermarket sector, workshops and ultimately the end user with the assurance that the product inside the packaging is really genuine.-TradeArabia News Service