To ensure customers safety, Tata Motors has carried out raids across 19 locations in the country to curb sales of counterfeit products. This exercise was conducted by the company as part of their campaign against spurious spare parts which was started in 2012-13. The raids have been conducted on 19 spurious Tata parts manufacturers and duplicate packaging suppliers across the country.
The exercise ended resulting in identifying five manufacturers of counterfeit parts, packaging materials and stickers. The company has filed FIRs against all of them. These raids have been carried across all major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Vijayawada. The spurious parts dealers who were raided are Patwa Motors of Ajmer, Spring House at Lalitpur in UP, Shiva Spares Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, Lakhotia Auto Spares in Hoshangabad (MP), Bindya Auto Stores and Balaji Spares and Lubricants in Lucknow.
Tata Motors has named counterfeit manufacturers as Mozi Auto in Delhi’s Kashmiri Gate, Shriji Motors Spare Parts & Repairing Centre at Bulandshahr in UP, Murli Motors and Grover Sons in UP’s Gorakhpur, Nanaji Motors in East Godavari in Andhra, Shiv Car Spare Parts at Bulandshahr in UP, Rupa Auto at Kawardha in Chhattisgarh, VB Chopda at Dhamtari in Chhattisgarh, Dhawan Motors in Delhi, Sunny Motors and Laxmi Auto Clutch in Navi Mumbai.
Sanjeev Garg of Tata Motors highlighted that spurious parts like clutch parts, filters, gear box parts not only affect the aggregate life of the vehicle but are also a major threat to everyone around and one of the biggest reasons for road accidents. Tata Motors regularly conduct awareness programs for mechanics, retailers and consumers to identify genuine parts. So far, the company has conducted over 300 programs and over 7,000 individuals have been covered.