Raids sweep out AED 34.2 million worth of counterfeit car parts

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by

It’s holes in the wall, behind picture frames and under concealed flooring that sellers of counterfeit car parts shelter their stocks of everything from brakes and steering wheels, to lights and air filters. Playing oblivious customers into paying a premium for what the dodgy sellers term as ‘genuine parts’, it hasn’t all quite gone to plan this year.

Counterfeit car parts

Partnering with several law firms, has conducted 97 raids in the first nine months of the year alone, and have confiscated counterfeit car parts worth over AED 34.2 million. 53 raids in third quarter revealed an astonishing 184,000 counterfeit parts that are worth nearly AED 13.5 million.

Counterfeit car parts

“Safety is of paramount importance to us and we continue to invest heavily in ensuring customers get the genuine parts they need exactly when they need them. Buying counterfeit products may seem like a cost-saving option, however the quality is highly degraded, potentially putting the lives of drivers and passengers at great risk,” said Jon Williams, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Motors.

Counterfeit car parts

During the first three quarters of , Al-Futtaim Motors trained around 140 government officials, including UAE Customs personnel, by helping investigators easily distinguish between genuine and counterfeit parts and packaging.

Counterfeit car parts

2 Responses to Raids sweep out AED 34.2 million worth of counterfeit car parts

  1. Alireza H. Fakhrabadi Reply

    December 1, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I am innovator of TTAC system for combating counterfeit goods in IRAN and have established Saman Salamat Pajoh Co in 2008 especially in the field of combating counterfeit pharmaceutical in IRAN under supervision of Ministry of Health.
    You could find some information about our project and us in following site:
    We have negotiated with Iran Auto company and also Auto part Company since 2009 for using our idea under supervision of Ministry of Industry.
    I think our tested idea and project and our vast experience could help you in this war not only for your user in Duabi but also for your country well-known company (Like Al Futtaim) partners in other countries.
    Mr Zaran Tarapore I need your keen idea about using our systems to eliminate and even eradicate the problem in the field of car parts and also contact with exact position and partner in Dubai main company in this fields (like Al Futtaim ) through your kindness.


    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      December 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm


      We appreciate the good work you are doing in the area of tackling counterfeit parts/medicines.

      Our job is to create awareness about counterfeit parts, mainly due to the fact that use of some of these parts can be potentially life threatening.

      For any business propositions, you will need to initiate contacts with the Industry/Dealers directly. However, in the course of our work, if we see an interest relevant for you, we sill surely connect you.

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