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ATV manufacturer puts a stop to illegal imports


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Illegal grey import Suzuki ATVs may not meet UK regulations leaving owners or employers vulnerable, warns Suzuki

SuzukiGB PLC (SGB) has recently concluded a case putting a stop to sales of illegalgrey market Suzuki ATVs being imported and sold within the UK market.

Grey import vehicles are cars, motorcycles and other motor vehicles importedfrom overseas, but not through Suzukis official distribution arrangement, explains the manufacturer. Theillegal importing of vehicles to the UK can have significant impacts on bothmanufacturers and end users. In some cases the imported ATVs may not meet UKregulations such as CE marking, leaving owners or employers vulnerable,particularly from a Health and Safety perspective.

A High Court Judgment was obtained against Leek/Staffs based traders G&BFlexitowers (a firm) owned by Geoffrey Keith Bailey and Steven BrianFernyhough. The Court has ordered G&B Flexitowers, and its partners,Geoffrey Keith Bailey and Steven Brian Fernyhough, to pay damages and costs toSGB, has forbidden them from any future infringements of Suzukis trademarkrights and ordered them to disclose full details of their infringing activitiesincluding supply and sales lines to SGB, reports Suzuki GB.

We are very pleased to have put a stop to sales of these illegal grey importSuzuki ATVs in the UK. The illegal importing of ATVs is not just frowned upon,it can have some very serious consequences for the purchaser. These buyerswont receive the same great level of service they could expect from anofficial Suzuki dealer, nor will their dealer have had the proper Suzukitraining that all official dealers are provided. Also, an ATV bought on the greymarket may affect the owners’ ability to get the ATV serviced and will result indifficulties when selling a non-European model, commented Suzuki GB ATV sales and marketing manager Gareth Lumsdaine.


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