Posted by: Mark Stevens | November 24, 2007

Counterfeit Rubber Belts Seized in Malta

11/21/2007

By David Eldridge
 
Fake ContiTech drive belts from China have been shredded.
 
21 November 2007 – Counterfeit ContiTech rubber drive belts have been destroyed after authorities in Malta intercepted Chinese shipments of automotive aftermarket products which were found to be fake.Around 19,500 phoney drive belts and packaging with ContiTech labeling were seized by customs authorities in Malta and then destroyed upon release by the courts.The counterfeits were tossed into a gigantic shredder in an exercise funded at the expense of ContiTech.

The identity of the manufacturer and dealer of the copies remain unknown.

ContiTech said it has stepped up legal efforts to fight counterfeiters. Previously, a dealer and a general importer in Taiwan were ordered by the court of last resort to make damage payments to the company.

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