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Counterfeiting of Mechanical Products


Publication date
8 April 2021
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • Case study


EngCo’ is a UK-based engineering company and a world leader in various types of mechanical products. The products are supplied internationally to customers in the power and refinery industries for use in high-integrity applications. The products undergo rigorous testing and certification since any failure in service would have major safety implications. The dangers posed by counterfeits are obvious. Several years ago it became clear that a Chinese company had adopted a trade name similar to that of EngCo, sharing several of the original product range. It was attempting to make use of EngCo´s reputation to market a product that was similar in shape, colour, markings and intended function. Fake certification marks were even applied to the counterfeit product.


8 APRIL 2021
Case study - Counterfeiting of Mechanical Products