SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Federal-Mogul Corp. is continuing to work with aftermarket and OEM suppliers in order to fight against counterfeit parts, according to company officials. The problem costs the global automotive industry $12 billion a year, and 25 percent of that loss occurs in the U.S. alone, based on the reports by the Federal Trade Commission.
"Federal-Mogul is dedicated to working toward the elimination of counterfeit parts in the supply chain while saving consumers money and alleviating safety concerns," said Scott Emmer, brand protection manager for Federal-Mogul. The company has supported legislation that was recently introduced in Washington in order to strengthen statutes against the production and trafficking of counterfeit goods.
Problems have occurred all over the U.S., including New York City where five parts dealers were found guilty of counterfeiting. More than $700,000 in counterfeited parts was seized by the New York Police Department and the Taxi and Limousine Commission.