Counterfeit parts can lead to rapid wear, poor reliability, high fuel consumption, excessive emissions – even engine failure – according to Cummins.
“With genuine Cummins parts, customers know where and how they have been manufactured, so they can be confident in the quality, durability and reliability of the parts,” Kyle Miller, Cummins Aftermarket Business Development Manager for Mining in the Asia Paicfic Region, said in a statement last year.
In 2021, Cummins, with support from law enforcement authorities in China, seized 440,000 counterfeit parts in nearly 30 cities.
“Counterfeiters have become so sophisticated that their parts often look like the original, even down to their labelling, packaging, barcodes and QR codes, and many consumers are misled into thinking they are buying the genuine article,” said Miller.
“These products are usually reverse-engineered with poor quality materials and loose specifications.”
Globally, Cummins has adopted a ‘zero tolerance’ policy to break the supply chain of counterfeiters.
Genuine Cummins parts, unlike inferior counterfeit alternatives, come with a warranty.