Yokohama Rubber tackles counterfeit sellers in China
Foshan authorities simultaneously raided five companies and seized the counterfeit aluminium wheels
Hiratsuka, Japan – Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has managed to stop the supply of counterfeit versions of its aluminium wheels by five companies in China.
In 2021, YRC filed a complaint to market regulators in Foshan, Guangdong Province, regarding fake copies of its Advan racing wheels.
The products, it said, were being distributed via internet shopping site and retail shops outside of the company’s official distribution channels.
Acting on the complaint, the Foshan authorities raided the five companies, seizing the counterfeit aluminium wheels in January, YRC reported 24 May.
All five distributors have been fined and the counterfeit aluminium wheels destroyed, according to the Japanese group.