Al Futtaim Toyota along with UAE government authorities’ recovered over 300,000 counterfeit motor parts valued at over 15 million Dirhams from the 16 raids that were conducted in counterfeit car part dealers located in Ajman, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim-Toyota, said: “The negative safety and economic impacts, as a result of the use and trade of counterfeit parts, are tremendous. Our success was only possible with the combined efforts of our Brand Protection team and UAE government officials from the local Economic Departments and local Police.”
Counterfeit car parts which are sold at a much lower market price pose a great amount of safety threat while affecting the durability of the car. Reports suggest that the use of counterfeit parts have resulted in several fatal accidents such as brake failures and various other functions not working in a time of need.
This year alone, Al Futtaim Toyota has provided training to more than 100 Economic Department Field Inspectors across the UAE which focuses on increasing awareness amongst officials in identifying counterfeit parts and providing them with the necessary tools to educate consumers about the importance of original company made parts.
In 2017, the raids that were conducted by Al Futtaim Toyota along with officials of the UAE government covered 29 such dealers and confiscated counterfeit spare parts worth more than 41 million Dirhams.
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