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OKI Europe catches counterfeiters in Turkey red-handed


Egham, 5th February 2014

Counterfeit products and packaging

Counterfeit OKI printer consumables with a market value of more than one million Euros have been seized in Turkey following a raid. The operation followed months of intelligence-gathering by OKI Europe and a specialist partner agency and resulted in the confiscation of substantial quantities of printer consumables including finished goods and component parts primarily for colour toners, mono toners and ribbons.

The operation was carried out by OKI in conjunction with seven other printer manufacturers, all of which are members of the Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe, Middle East and Africa (ICCE) group.

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Counterfeiting is a challenge that is growing worldwide, impacting all industry sectors. Many counterfeit goods with convincing packaging are being sold to unaware customers often at the full recommended retail price. These fake goods are frequently of poor quality resulting in reduced print quality as well as having a detrimental impact on the performance and life of a printer.

To avoid inadvertently purchasing counterfeit products, OKI advises customers to buy Original OKI Consumables through an authorised OKI reseller.

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About OKI Europe

OKI Europe Ltd is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business organisation dedicated to creating professional in-house printed communications products, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses.

The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. OKI Europe’s award-winning product portfolio comprises six distinct segments: colour and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and manufacturing. Established in 1990, today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,100 people in 21 production sites and sales offices and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.

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OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer.

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