Amtel-Vredestein Warns of Counterfeit Tyres
Amtel-Vredestein has alerted consumers that counterfeit Amtel tyres have been found at retail stores in some markets. The tyremaker believes that the use of these tyres may be dangerous. “Fake tyres are made of cheap rubber mix and low quality synthetic rubber,” commented Anatoly Volnov, head of Research and Quality control department at Amtel-Vredestein. “Threads of such tyres are very weak and not elastic enough, they also wear out rapidly. These fakes may lead to car accidents.”
The company reports that this year cheap imitations of certain Amtel branded light truck tyres have been discovered, notably imitations of the Amtel 185/75 R16 – Cargo AS K-156 and Kobra K-156. The counterfeit tyres combined the names of both models and appeared in the market as the Kobra Cargo КА-156.
“We are striving to strengthen measures to protect our unique technology of making high quality tyres,” said Amtel-Vredestein deputy general director of Sales and Operations Ilya Ivanov. “The fact that fake tyres appeared on the market testifies to the success of our products, but we don’t need such ‘recognition’. We are going to take the appropriate steps to protect our customers from risk of being deceived.”