As part of its ongoing initiative to curb the menace of spurious parts, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has conducted a series of raids on the manufacturers and traders of spurious parts in the past few months across India.
The company has carried out raids at 22 establishments to seize over 275,000 spurious spare parts and counterfeit labels. These raids were carried out under the supervision of local police and special investigation agencies across major cities – New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Ahmednagar and Kolkata.
The most recent raid was carried out in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, in two warehouses where over 36,000 counterfeit spare parts and packaging materials were seized. A FIR has been registered at Karol Bagh DIU Police Station, New Delhi and both the owners were arrested in violations to trademark laws, under this raid.
In April 2016, Hero MotoCorp launched its ‘Fight Fake, Stay Safe’ initiative with the objective of ensuring the safety of the vehicle and those riding it.
Hero MotoCorp says it aims to expand this drive to other cities in the near term and intends to take stringent action against traders selling counterfeit Hero spare parts.
Original Hero Genuine Parts (HGP) bear the Unique Parts Identification (UPI) code. Customers can confirm the genuineness of the part by sending the UPI code through SMS on 9266171171. Hero has over 6,000 customer touch-points across the country which retail Hero genuine parts.