Fake spare parts problem faced by Russian automobile companies

Fake spare parts problem faced by Russian automobile companies

Zr.ru – Automotive companies operating in Russia suffer great losses due to fake spare parts. BMW, being one of the companies, has started to warn its clients against the damages caused by fake parts, through its dealer network.

According to sectoral experts, fake components form 10% of the worldwide market.

AVTOVAZ experts, on the other hand, have calculated the losses suffered by Russian car manufacturers due to fake parts  as 5-8 billion rubles annually. The company is fighting against the rogue component dealers, in cooperation with government officials.

Officials from Samara regional administration name Lada as the brand, with the most number of fake spare parts in circulation in the region. The regional ministry of internal affairs has stated that over 100 raids have been made, since the turn of the year. As a result of the raids, more than 50 ‘under the counter’ type manufacturers have been identified. The fake parts manufacturers sell their products to storehouses and outlets in cities such as: Tolyatti, Samara and Syzran.