Continues to undertake multiple enforcement actions across major metros across the country
India | 05th September, 2022: Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Limited continues to enforce actions against the menace of counterfeiting activities across India. As a responsible and customer-centric partner, Schaeffler closely works with law authorities to curtail counterfeiting activities. In the recent past, the company conducted multiple raids with the help of enforcement agencies against counterfeiters of LuK and FAG products across key metros – Delhi, Kolkata, Coimbatore, and Hyderabad.
These multiple enforcement actions spanning over a year yielded fake products worth INR 5 million approximately and criminal proceedings were initiated against 10 bogus entities, who were found to be engaging in such activities.
Mr. Harsha Kadam, MD & CEO, Schaeffler India, said: “We constantly strive to deliver high-quality and safe products to our customers. These actions continue to highlight the misuse of intellectual properties and putting customers at risk. We are certain that the enforcement actions along with other reactive and preventive measures are being taken seriously in the marketplace and will reduce counterfeited products in the supply chain.”
These raid actions are a part of a continuous process and are important to protect Schaeffler’s customers against the negative effects of the misuse and illegal usage of trademarks, logos, and other intellectual properties of the company in India. Using counterfeit products can increase risk of unplanned downtimes, maintenance costs, and reduce supply chain efficiency. Through these enforcement actions, Schaeffler continues to create awareness among customers and in the marketplace.
To protect customers against the threat of counterfeiting, Schaeffler urges the use of Schaeffler OriginCheck app (iOS) (Android) to assess and distinguish counterfeit products from authentic Schaeffler products. The app can be downloaded for free from Apple App Store or Google Play. Customers can also reach out with their queries and for additional information regarding counterfeiting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While apps are beneficial for identifying fake bearings that have already been purchased by customers, a more preventative way of avoiding counterfeit products is to buy exclusively from Schaeffler authorized distributors. Obtaining products through official distributors adds value in the form of advice, better aftersales services, and genuine product warranties.
Schaeffler India is leading automotive innovation and keeping industry in motion by ensuring safety for its customers through these actions. Distributing safe and high-quality products are of primary importance to cultivate or four core values: Sustainable, Innovative, Excellent, and Passionate.