Honeywell has announced that local authorities in Saudi Arabia have seized nearly 3,500 cylinders of counterfeit refrigerant being fraudulently sold under the Honeywell Genetron brand name.
The seizure was part of a joint effort between the company and local law enforcement. According to local authorities, the counterfeit refrigerant was marked as Honeywell’s Genetron 134a and shipped to Dammam Port, Saudi Arabia from China.
“We continue to take the necessary aggressive actions in cooperation with law enforcement and other government authorities to ensure that users get the high-quality product they need as well as ensuring its safety,” said Honeywell Fluorine Products in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India managing director Paul Sanders.
All Genetron refrigerants go through extensive tests to assure quality and safety. These properties can be guaranteed only when buying the refrigerant from Honeywell-authorised suppliers.
During the last two years alone, Honeywell, working with local governments, have seized more than 200,000 counterfeit products.