AMK warns against “white box” quality

I’ve had an interesting day listening to the good people from AMK talking about the dangers of ‘white box’ products.

It’s an unfortunate fact that in recent years more and more suppliers have gone East in search of lower prices. But does a lower price mean lower quality?

AMK showed the gathered trade press some first-hand examples of what can go wrong when quality is allowed to suffer. The simple fact is that there are some parts out there which are downright dangerous because quality has been forsaken and the sale has only been driven by one factor – price.

AMK says it would be happy to see legislation coming into force in the UK to govern the quality of parts coming into the country. The question though remains – who would govern such a procedure? It’s a mammoth task.

The parts manufacturer was clear to point out that it’s not criticising product coming from the East, rather it says there needs to be a greater degree of quality control.

Having seen the damage caused by sub-standard parts myself today, I’m inclined to agree.

Published by Darrenmoss

CAT magazine's in-house reporter and self-confessed petrol head

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