Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India conducted a series of enforcement raids against traders and manufacturers dealing in counterfeit Honda parts across the country. In order to ensure better product reliability and customer safety across India. The company had created it’s IPR – Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement team led by experts. Since 2017, the Honda Genuine Parts campaign has aggressively taken steps toward this fraudster.
Honda Activa is the largest selling scooter in India, with over 2 lakh units sold every month, is an easy target of these groups who sell fake parts and spares. Other Honda scooters and motorcycle fake spares and parts have also been recovered in recent raids.
The Japanese two-wheeler brand, Honda took help from local police in undertaking 4 successful raid operations in June 2019 in Delhi and Cuttack. This included showing up at unauthorized service centres seizing 10,462 counterfeit items including spurious parts, scooter guard kits, various counterfeit dies, fake packaging machines, accessories, and label printing machines were seized where confiscated goods are estimated to be worth Rs. 49 lakh.
The Delhi Police conducted 2 raids in Bawana Industrial Area and Karol Bagh market areas. In Cuttack (Odisha), at Sector 9 and Chandi road police raided 2 service centres running under fake Honda brand name. The police arrested the owner.
In 3 years, Honda IPR Enforcement team did 15 raids have been successfully conducted across major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad, Cuttack, and Gurgaon. About 94,000 counterfeit spare parts, accessories and other items have been seized which estimated worth nearing Rs. 2 crores.
Customers are advised to use only Honda Genuine Products available at company authorized outlets, service centres, and parts distributors across India. All Honda Genuine Parts are sealed with a high-security tamper-proof MRP label that’s easy to distinguish from a fake with its numerous security-enriched features which also includes an original hologram.
How to identify a Honda Genuine Part are available on the company’s website – https://www.honda2wheelersindia.com/services/how-to-idendify-honda-genuine-parts