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Danfoss recognises counterfeit crackdown efforts

HE Sultan Abdullah Bin Hadh Al Swaidi, the president of Sharjah Economic Development Department with Danfoss IP team

UAE: Danfoss has recognised the actions of authorities in the Middle East after a series of large-scale raids are said to have netted thousands of counterfeit products.

In recognition of the efforts of the Ajman Economic Development Department, Sharjah Economic Department and Dubai police, Danfoss Intellectual Property team conducted three appreciation ceremonies in the Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah Emirates. 

The authorities had been working hand-in-hand with the Danfoss intellectual property team to crack down on counterfeit goods and to overcome illegal trading activities for the benefit of the UAE economy and the safety of its citizens.

A series of successful raids against warehouses are said to have taken place in Sharjah and Ajman industrial area and free zone in the past 12 months, claiming and destroying thousands of fake Danfoss products, including compressors, filter driers, sight glasses and expansion valves.

“The products we use and the technology we apply is of the highest quality, and our products go through a stringent and thorough approval process to ensure they are safe for installation and use. Counterfeit products on the other hand are dangerous, and using fakes products in the HVACR industry can lead to grave consequences,” commented Abier Wasouf, regional anti-counterfeit counsel for the Middle East and Africa at Danfoss.

Danfoss maintains that the use of fake products leads to a much greater risk of fire and other hazards that compromise safety. The manufacturer also says that counterfeit products require greater maintenance, have increased energy consumption, have a shorter life span and can ultimately damage the reputation of the company using them.

Danfoss is said to be providing training to inspectors in the Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman Economic Departments and police, as well as conducting regular meetings to share knowledge and experiences in the fight against counterfeits.

Related stories:

Danfoss valve counterfeiter jailed15 August 2017
DENMARK/CHINA: The owner of a Chinese factory producing counterfeit Danfoss refrigeration solenoid valves has been sentenced to six months prison and fined the equivalent of €5,000. Read more…

Counterfeits in Nigeria cost Danfoss $2m28 February 2016
NIGERIA: Counterfeit Danfoss compressors in Nigeria are reported to be costing the Danish manufacturer as much as US$2m per year. Read more…

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CHINA: Danfoss has stepped up its anti-counterfeit activities after a survey last year found that as many as 7% of Maneurop brand compressors in China were counterfeit. Read more…

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