Look Alike Products of Eureka Forbes Limited Seized In Asangaon, January 2019

Posted on June 15, 2021
 Look Alike Products of Eureka Forbes Limited Seized In Asangaon, January 2019

Mumbai, 31st January 2019: Eureka Forbes Limited in association with Asangaon Police Station which falls under the jurisdiction of the Thane Rural Police Commissioner, today conducted a raid at Pournima Industries owned by Mr. Rajendra Bhoir and Mr. Kailash Bhoir in Asangaon. Based on the complaint lodged by Eureka Forbes, the police identified a well-established factory set up with approx. 100 employees and 10 machines for rolling substandard water purifier cartridges of Aquaguard. An FIR will be filed at the Asangaon Police Station against Rajendra Bhoir and Mr. Kailash Bhoir the owner of the factory for cheating, forgery and violation of copyright etc.

The products manufactured at the facility are sent to retailers and service providers in Mumbai, Thane, Vashi, Navi Mumbai and Pune. This was the second raid conducted by Eureka Forbes in January, 2019. The other was in Bangalore 2 days back. The company has also sent legal notices to unauthorized traders using e-commerce channels to sell its products.

Mr. Shashank Sinha, Chief Transformation Officer, Eureka Forbes Limited, said: “'Unauthorised service networks pose a huge threat to consumers. Lured by lower prices, consumers often end up buying fake or assembled products. In water purification in particular, you would risk the health of your family if you were to use an Aquaguard-like purifier and not a genuine purifier. Genuineness of the product, delivery & post-sales service are critical considerations while deciding what purifier to buy for your family. At Eureka Forbes, we are committed to providing the best solutions, not just world class products.”

He added, “A recent case in point being an FIR against Pournima Industries for misleading our customers by letting them believe that they were getting into a contract with Eureka Forbes. This factory and many others like them were engaged in manufacturing spurious spares and consumables that would risk consumers. We strongly condemn such acts and have taken a precautionary step to protect our consumers by introducing 'Health Protect', which is a safeguard that has been built into our Aqauaguard purifiers. This advanced feature not only gives consumers advance intimation on periodic maintenance/replacement and usable life of filter cartridges but also ensures that no other grey market parts could be retrofitted into the unit. Not just this, we have a consumer helpline where a customer could call and find the authenticity of a personnel from Eureka Forbes.”

About Eureka Forbes
Eureka Forbes Limited is India’s leading health and hygiene brand. It is a multi-product, multi-channel organisation with a gross group turnover of Rs.30 billion for the year ending 31st March 2018. A part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, Eureka Forbes’ product portfolio encompasses water purification, vacuum cleaning, air purification and home security solutions. It has a base of over 20 million happy customers, a reach of over 1,500 cities and towns in India and a global footprint across 35 countries. In addition to being one of Asia’s largest direct sales organisation, its vast service, retail and institutional networks, makes Eureka Forbes a company to be reckoned with.