JSW Steel announces new TV campaign to support the fight against counterfeit steel
JSW Steel, India’s leading steel producer, is launching a new TV campaign under the theme Asli JSW Colouron+ sheet wahi jiski quality marking mithe nahi. The TV campaign is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to create mass public awareness about the menace of counterfeit in the colour-coated steel products category. JSW Steel markets JSW Colouron+ colour-coated sheets catering to the growing consumers’ need for steel roofing. JSW Colouron+ provides high quality, differentiated & safe solution to traditional roofing products.
Conceptualized by Ogilvy & Mather, the new JSW Colouron+ TVC demonstrates the product functionalities while creating awareness on how consumers can check for authentic JSW Colouron+ sheets. JSW Steel has introduced a unique tamper-proof quality mark to differentiate JSW Colouron+ from substitutes sold in the Indian market. JSW Steel’s new TVC is expected to go on air on March 16 across National and Regional TV channels.
We have seen a large influx of sub-standard colour coated steel into the country in recent past. This poses multiple problems for the country – not only does it affect domestic manufacturers who have put in large amounts of capital to set-up world class facilities but it also increases the cost of infrastructure as low quality imported steel needs replacement in about 2 years compared to 10-20 years’ shelf life of domestically manufactured colour-coated steel. The issue becomes even more serious when these imported sheets start getting sold as counterfeit of established brands in the country deceiving consumers across segments. JSW Steel has been at the forefront of fighting this menace and we have already conducted over 40 raids in various parts of the country. Our team has innovated an in-house solutiontomaketheproducttamperproof. We are launching a TV campaign for mass education of customers – creating awareness on how to recognize genuine tamper proof JSW Colouron+ steel products.
Mr Jayant Acharya, Director Marketing & Commercial - JSW Steel
JSW Steel has introduced a quality tamper-proof, non-erasable marking for JSW Colouron+ colour coated sheets which can be easily checked by the consumers at the store during purchase. JSW Steel’s quality marking differentiates its product from counterfeits as the liner marking in counterfeits can be easily erased. The company believes that such malpractices have serious implication on economic health and safety of the industry as well as individual customers. Counterfeiting and piracy are a threat to every industry sector around the world and India is no exception.