“Product piracy is a global problem which endangers the fundamental values of the automotive industry. It leads to additional costs and safety risks for car drivers. In order to protect the entire supply chain, we must immediately act together as a sector. This involves illustrating to the authorities the urgency of the problem, supporting the development of further guidelines, and taking specific measures together to protect the integrity of our products.
It is our duty as market leaders in automotive safety to raise public awareness of the situation. We are encouraging dealers, workshops and consumers to only use products made by large car parts manufacturers who are actively combatting product piracy.”
Global Vice President TRW Aftermarket