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News   November 7, 2003   by Auto Service World

Tenneco Launches Anti-Counterfeiting Raid At AAPEX


Tenneco Automotive raided four Pacific Rim company booths at the AAPEX show yesterday in Las Vegas, removing product and forcing the companies to stop displaying.<br>
The companies, from India, South Korea, and Taiwan, were displaying bushing products bearing the Clevite Elastomers and Harris brand names. <br>
The four companies — two from Taiwan, one from South Korea and one from India — were forced to remove rubber-to-metal bushings from their booths at the show.
“Increasingly, we are seeing evidence of counterfeiting products in the aftermarket across a broad spectrum of product lines,” said Timothy Donovan, executive vice president and general counsel, Tenneco Automotive. “We felt that it was necessary to take an immediate step to begin addressing this problem.”<br>
The counterfeit products displayed bore Tenneco Automotive’s Clevite Elastomers and Harris brand names, as well as Tenneco part numbers and Rubber Manufacturers Association codes, Tenneco said.<br>
The AAPEX show is part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, the largest automotive aftermarket trade event in North America.<br>
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