Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2016
Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, continues its battle against the counterfeit industry and announces that it has conducted a total of 26 raids throughout 2015, in partnership with several law firms and the UAE Economic & Development Departments, which led to the confiscation of over AED 31.3 million worth of counterfeit car parts, and AED 750,000 in fines to the offenders.
77% of the raids were conducted in Dubai, while 11% were conducted in Sharjah, 8% and 4% in each of Ajman and Um Al Quwain respectively. The total number of confiscated parts exceeded 220,000 products, ranging from motor oil and lubricants, air and fuel filters, to brake pads and brake discs.
Al-Futtaim Motors also organized 10 training sessions, results in more than 300 trained government officials across six Emirates, helping them spot the differences between fake counterfeit and genuine parts, as well as participating in 13 different exhibitions to educate the general public about the dangers of counterfeit products.
"Al-Futtaim Motors has come a long way in the battle against counterfeit products, having conducted hundreds of raids over the last few years and seizing hundreds of millions worth of confiscated products from the UAE market," said Ralf Zimmermann, General Manager After Sales at Al-Futtaim Motors.
"We have always highlighted the importance of installing only genuine and manufacturer-approved parts on vehicles and we continue to invest in educating the public against buying counterfeit products. In the long run, the costs savings from counterfeit product is diminished due to highly degraded quality that requires more frequent replacing, aside from being unsafe and potentially endangering the lives of drivers and passengers."
Genuine spare parts sold by Al-Futtaim Motors from Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipmentare built to meet the highest quality standards, in order to guarantee the utmost in safety, longevity and added value to our customers.
About Al-Futtaim Motors
Al-Futtaim Motors was established in 1955 and is the exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling in the UAE. The company operates a large network of showrooms and service centres, offering world class service at every touch point of the customer journey.
Al-Futtaim Motors is the largest company within Al-Futtaim Automotive group, whose vision is to be the automotive company of choice, by providing value-based customer experiences, enabled by an empowered and engaged workforce. Today, Al-Futtaim Motors is the largest distributor of automobiles and automotive products and leads the rapid development of the automotive business in the United Arab Emirates, whilst significantly contributing to its Principals' worldwide growth.
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