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Israeli customs seizes fake Stamford alternators

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Even the labels on fake alternators were flimsy and substandard

JULY 24, 2015 — Cummins Generator Technologies reports that customs officers at the Port of Eilat in Israel have seized ten generating sets originating from United Arab Emirates and bound for Palestine.

The generating sets all contained fake Cummins Stamford alternators that were decoupled from the sets and destroyed.

The illegal trade of fake alternators has been growing in recent years and affects all major alternator manufacturers. Cummins Generator Technologies says it takes a zero tolerance approach to counterfeiting of any kind and tracks down illegal counterfeiters.

The ten fake Stamford HC5 alternators were discovered by Customs Officers who have been trained by Cummins to screen shipments passing through the seaport for possible counterfeits.

Originating from Future Power International FZE in Sharjah, the alternators looked similar to genuine Stamford alternators on the outside, but in reality, says Cummins Generator Technologies, fake Stamford alternators have sub-standard built quality, come with no warranty and can potentially cause irreparable damage to the generator engine.

“Authentic Cummins Stamford alternators are manufactured using premium materials, under controlled processes and by highly trained workforces,” says Cummins Generator Technologies. “In addition, they undergo the most rigorous alternator testing in the industry. Time and again fake alternators fail to perform, leaving unsuspecting customers out of pocket and often without recourse.”

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