HP Inc.'s Anti-Counterfeiting
and Fraud (ACF) programme has seized counterfeit products worth Rs 80
crore in India in the past one year with Delhi-National Capital Region
(NCR) leading the chart with products worth Rs 33.5 crore.
major's ACF programme helps combat production, distribution and sale of
counterfeit ink and toner printing supplies, the company said on
Bengaluru came a close second with seized products worth
Rs 22 crore followed by Mumbai and Chennai with seized products worth Rs
6.5 crore and Rs 3.5 crore, respectively.
authorities conducted raids at over 170 premises resulting in 144
arrests across India. Among the products seized during the raids were
finished and unfinished cartridges, packaging materials and various sets
of labels. These seized cartridges and labels were used to manufacture
counterfeit HP print supplies," the company said in a statement.
company regularly conducts audits and cooperates with law enforcement
agencies to conduct raids to reduce counterfeits in the supply chain to
protect customers and businesses, the company added.
enforcement and raids, large and medium-sized HP customers can request a
customer delivery inspection (CDI), a unique protection service, if
they suspect the presence of counterfeit products in their delivery.
Through the ACF programme, the company aims to protect businesses from the problems that can result from counterfeit supplies.