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Africa: Schneider Electric launches the largest ever survey into counterfeit electrical products in Africa

37 interviewers over a two-month period, 300 professionals questioned
By Schneider Electric SA
Africa: Schneider Electric launches the largest ever survey into counterfeit electrical products in Africa
Africa: Schneider Electric launches the largest ever survey into counterfeit electrical products in Africa

PARIS, France, February 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.com), global specialist in energy management, today announced that it is behind the largest ever survey into counterfeit electrical products in Africa.

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This unprecedented survey involved 37 interviewers over a two-month period. Over 300 professionals were questioned, including electricians, retailers of electrical goods, installers, officials (customs, police, etc.), firemen and doctors, each of whom responded to 35 questions pertaining to counterfeit electrical products in Africa.

This survey will notably help answer the following questions:

 What are the main consequences of electrical counterfeiting on the health and economy of African countries?

 Where are the counterfeit electrical goods coming from?

 Who are the main customers for these counterfeit electrical products?

Initial findings from the survey are due for publication before the end of March.

Findings of the survey will be sent under embargo to journalists who request a copy using the online form available at: http://www.apo-opa.com/application/?vc=SE

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 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 Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.