Certain unauthorized traders are illegally importing and distributing counterfeit BARTON products. Examples were discovered in stocks and at fixed installations. The counterfeits were sometimes hidden among genuine goods. BARTON conduit is manufactured using controlled grade steel strip, under strict manufacturing and quality conditions on dedicated tube mills located at the BARTON factory in West Midlands, UK or at our managed facilities in sites located across the globe.
Consequences of Dealing with Counterfeit Products
Legal: BARTON is a registered trademark. Those proven to be involved in the distribution and receipt of counterfeits may face prosecution.
Fire Safety: For over 30 years, genuine BARTON products have been installed at numerous projects throughout the Gulf region where public safety is paramount. Counterfeits are inferior and are unlikely to perform according to British Standards, legislation and fire safety regulations.
Warranty: Genuine BARTON conduit and fittings are supplied and backed by product warranty. Counterfeits offer little or no guarantees; they may even invalidate warranties offered to the end client.
Genuine BARTON conduit is automatically hard stamped during manufacture. The tube carries a unique date code, permitting full traceability back to the date of manufacture. Examples of counterfeits discovered recently do not contain any systems of traceability.
Counterfeit tubes (below) do not carry any batch code and unsuccessfully try to imitate the marking of genuine Barton tubes.
BARTON tubes are automatically bundled and fitted with recyclable end protection. Counterfeits often have one small end cap, fitted onto each tube length.
Where possible, genuine fittings and accessories are hard stamped with the BARTON trade name. All popular items will soon carry a unique batch code and each carton is sealed with a QUALITY CHECKED adhesive label.
Authorised BARTON distributors and other approved suppliers
To avoid falling into the counterfeit trap, ensure your purchases of BARTON metallic cable management products are made through the authorised channels