Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Automobile


Product safety education paramount to stopping dangerous counterfeit parts

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, recently participated in a raid with the Al Ain Economic Development Department, in cooperation with the legal authorities, which led to the confiscation of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts worth approximately AED 7.6 million.

The raid was the culmination of months of investigation and organization between inspectors from the Al Ain Economic Development Department, legal authorities and Al-Futtaim Motors, leading to the confiscation of nearly 100,000 pieces of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts including air and oil filters, both of which are fundamental to the proper functionality of engines.

“We have continued our anti-counterfeit efforts with government entities across the UAE, sustaining the great results that we got in 2015 and 2016. It's imperative that customers know the importance of using only genuine parts on their vehicles, as doing otherwise can put their lives, the lives of their loved ones and the lives of the public at great risk. Fake parts are not produced according to manufacturer standards and do not meet the quality and safety regulations of either the manufacturer or the government, in turn heavily compromising reliability and safety,” said Ralf Zimmermann, Director of After Sales at Al-Futtaim Motors.

To complement its anti-counterfeit efforts, Al-Futtaim Motors provided training to more than 330 officials from across several government entities in 2016. The training focused on increasing the vigilance of officials, allowing them to discern between original and fake parts, as well as providing them with tools to educate consumers about the importance of using genuine parts.

A total of 31 raids were conducted in 2016, during which one major raid alone resulted in more than 10,400 pieces of counterfeit products being confiscated, which included brake pads and head gasket kits, worth approximately AED 1 million. During the third quarter alone, more than 47,300 counterfeit products were confiscated, including more than 22,300 pieces of counterfeit oil filters worth approximately AED 600,000. This was in addition to more than 10,000 pieces of counterfeit brake pad kits worth AED 1.2 million, and almost 8,000 pieces of counterfeit air filters worth approximately AED 600,000. In total, nearly AED 40 million in counterfeit goods were confiscated during these raids.

Genuine spare parts sold by Al-Futtaim Motors from Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment are built to meet the highest quality standards, in order to guarantee the utmost in safety, longevity and added value to our customers.

Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 12889 times
Posted on : Monday, March 20, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Bridgestone MEA and distributor Alserkal go the extra mile for occupational health and safety with E...
Next Story : PSA Group inaugurates its first Regional Headquarters for the Middle East
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Top Perfume Picks for Mother's Day @ Glambeaute.com
Filorga Launches Lift Range
Nissan's e-POWER technology wins environmental award
The Global Sensation UFO Lands in Europe at Cosmoprof 2018
Discover the MISA Cho Gong Jin Oriental and Herbal Skincare Range from Missha
Max launches its Inaugural Abaya Collection
Drink yourself to looking younger with Skinade
Mother's Day Offer from Blush N Curls Salon
It's Mother's Day!
The V-Tox Facial by Linda Meredith Skincare
Corporate Power Dressing redefined at Kachins Signature
Al-Futtaim Honda launches 10th generation Honda Accord
GMC sets a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police
LULU Organic Food Activation
The only line you'll love in your face – your perfect jawline!
ba&sh's Spring-Summer collection 2018
OMEGA Launches its NATO Strap “Pop-Up Boutique” in Paris
Raymond Weil introduces the Maestro Blues
Cadillac Alghanim kicks off world-class opportunity in Kuwait
GUESS Unveils the Kids Spring 2018 Collection and Campaign
A Meet & Greet with the Pakistani Cricket Sensation Umar Akmal
Milan-san Remo a Dream Target as Uae Team Emirates Announce Super-seven Line Up
The Spring Summer 18 Womenswear Collection
Beyond Beauty partners with Platinum Records to position teen sensation Hala Al ...
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers...
Join the UAEs first Women's Warrior Challenge.
Samsung Mother's Day Blurbs 2018
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates SIKK...
Scuderia Ferrari Father & Son Gift Set
Sanofi introduces innovative therapy to help address high unmet medical needs of...
UAE's first ICU Symposium attracts over 150 of GCCs top healthcare professionals
Top Picks for Babies & Kids @ Glambeaute.com
From Jade to Diamond
SOUQ welcomes 3M's innovative products to serve everyday customer needs
10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Ends with a Bang!
Velvet Caviar meets Roger Dubuis Diva power
Lufthansa Group achieves best result in its history
IKEA launches the OMEDELBAR limited-edition collection!
Centrepoint Partners With Anghami To Launch New Talent Sessions
Alexey Firsov Solo Exhibition
Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Na...
Dubai ranked amongst the world's top destinations for FDI in the real estate market
Business of beauty goes green at Beautyworld Middle East 2018 as Natural & Organ...
2XL launches “Caspar” living room collection in grey
Dubai WoodShow takes off with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six...
10 Must-see Activities at Dubai International Horse Fair This Week
Chloé Reinterprets the Iconic “Carlina” Sunglass With an Exclusive Twist Motif
Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet Food Fest returns back to City Walk
24,208 school pupils take part in inspirational ‘lema?' sessions