Chinese police have raided a factory in Guangdong that was making fake audio products.
Responding to reports by the Harman, Sennheiser, Shure and Audio-Technica companies, the Jiangmen City Police raided the Meipai Electronic Audio Factory, which was suspected of selling fake audio equipment under famous brand names. The Jiangmen Police also raided three warehouses associated with the company. They seized more than 1,200 items of audio equipment, including microphones, loudspeakers, power amplifiers, and mixers, all branded falsely with the names ‘Harman-Kardon’, ‘Sennheiser’, ‘Shure’ and ‘Audio-Technica.’ The fakes were being sold on the internet by the ‘New Dynamics Audio Equipment Factory.’
Volker Bartels, Sennheiser’s President of Corporate Services, said he was pleased with the result: ‘The active fight against brand and product piracy is extremely important to us in order to enable us to protect the brand and our customers and avoid the sale/purchase of counterfeit equipment.’ Shure VP Al Hershner agreed, saying ‘Counterfeit products damage our entire industry.’
Above: A Jiangmeng policeman pictured during a raid on the Meipai Electronic Audio Factory in Guangdong that was making fake audio products, and falsely branding them with the names of famous audio manufacturers, such as Sennheiser, Shure and Audio-Technica.