HANOVER, Germany (July 14, 2011)—The ContiTech Power Transmission Group has pulled off a successful strike against fake products in the United Arab Emirates.
More than 10,000 copied drive belts and packaging items printed with the ContiTech logo were seized on the premises of dealer Asia Tiger Auto Parts L.L.C. and then destroyed. The belts were destined for the spare parts aftermarket.
“This is a big catch and a major success in the fight against counterfeit products,” said Helmut Engel, head of the Automotive Aftermarket business at the ContiTech Power Transmission Group. Proceedings have already been initiated against the company in the Emirate of Sharjah. The producer of the pirated copies could not be traced.
The pirated V-ribbed belts and sleeves were confiscated after a raid by the local police and destroyed with a heavy roller.
“The design of the belts and packaging was copied entirely, but with variations,” according to a ContiTech Power Transmission spokesman.