Posted by: APO | 23 March 2015

Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa


Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa

Counterfeiting of most common electrical products is widely spread in all African countries, representing 40% to 80% of their markets

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, March 23, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.com), the world specialist in energy management, releases the first survey on electrical counterfeiting products ever conveyed in Africa.

Download the survey: http://www.apo-mail.org/150322.pdf

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The survey took place in eleven African countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. More than 500 “high level” officials and professionals were contacted by 37 African trained investigators. They answered a total of 8.185 questions.

“For the first time, all stakeholders of the African electrical market will be able to move forward, based on a solid picture of reality”, says Tracy Garner, Anti-Counterfeiting Global Manager.

Based on the results, the first conclusion is that counterfeiting of most common electrical products is widely spread in all African countries, representing 40% to 80% of their markets. Cables, breakers, sockets, switches and extension cords, are the five most counterfeit electrical products (in that order). China remains the main source of electrical counterfeit goods entering the continent (75% of the answers) followed by the rest of Asian countries. Locally manufactured counterfeits originate mostly from Tanzania, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.

“Now, having measured the impact of counterfeits on African economies and users’ safety, the urgency to act is real. Schneider Electric is committed to do its best in answering professionals’ demands and expectations expressed in the survey”, concludes Tracy.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Schneider Electric SA.

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About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.com) offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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