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01-28-2013, 11:56 PM #1
Something about the AHR expo that I've found amusing so far.
I got there a bit lat on Monday, so barely even walked 1/4 of the floor area, but so far I've seen at least 10 small booths from Chinese fitting and valve companies with what appear to be the EXACT SAME products, just with different names.
Most of them are just the minimum size booth, one table with some fittings and valves on it, a banner, and a person sitting/standing there patiently as the disinterested lines of people walk by, barely glancing at the items on the table.
It's kinda sad...If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
01-29-2013, 06:53 AM #2
The Chinese company probably sent someone tothe ahr expos and took photos of the quality ones and went home and copied them.
Then come back and display them.
01-29-2013, 07:16 AM #3
01-29-2013, 08:27 AM #4
They tried the same thing with airplanes and cars.Certified parts changer.
01-29-2013, 08:53 AM #5
Yeah, I've been to the EXPO twice and it seems as though there were dozens of those Chinese fitting companies with nobody to talk to. I think somebody like Nibco should set up next to them so the uneducated person can see the difference in quality.A Veteran is a person, who at some point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for payment up to and including their life.
Gene Castagnetti-Director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii
01-29-2013, 09:05 AM #6Regular Guest
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we can expect more product failures from the Chinese now
01-29-2013, 09:09 AM #7
Check out the Delta Cooling Tower section around lunchtime, they had brats and beer at the Florida show a few years back.I miss you mom and dad.
01-30-2013, 11:16 AM #8Regular Guest
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I thought it was weird that everything they said over the broadcast was in Chinese. What exactly are they planning that we aren't privy too...
01-30-2013, 12:46 PM #9
01-30-2013, 01:02 PM #10Professional Member*
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- Float'N Vally, MS
01-30-2013, 05:05 PM #11
The Chinese have been quite bold about copying products and using brand names as well. Here's a past thread:
01-30-2013, 06:41 PM #12
I believe they copied a Square D breaker not many years ago, and it caused a great many problems...