Teupen says Chinese lift is a copy

By Murray Pollok05 December 2012

Sinoboom's GTSZ30 platform pictured at bauma China.

Sinoboom's GTSZ30 platform pictured at bauma China.

Teupen’s dealer in China, Wuhan Fachman, said Sinoboom’s new GTSZ30 atrium lift on show at bauma China was a copy of its Leo 32 model.

Shuguang Xia, general manager of Fachman, told AI that it had alerted Chinese intellectual copyright authorities and also the bauma China organisers to what it said was an infringement of its patents registered in China.

Mrs Su Hong Xia, a co-owner and founder of Sinoboom, speaking to AI at bauma China, denied that its GTSZ30 was a copy and said it had not been contacted by exhibition authorities about the accusation of copying.

“Of course it is not a copy”, she said, “But we research many products in the world, including Teupen. We study and research them and then develop our own products. We don’t want others to copy us, so we don’t want to copy others.”

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