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Following the success of Stäubli’s branded PV connector, the “Original MC4”, it quickly became a reference in the PV sector and became the industry benchmark. This new-found fame led to the widespread adoption of MC4 as a product brand for many other PV connector manufacturers.
This resulted in an increase in low-quality counterfeits causing confusion among end-users and resellers and led to dangerous PV installations.
Red Points’ user-friendly interface and easy-to-use platform helped Stäubli boost their trademark protection efforts. Additionally, Red Points’ relationship with the top online marketplaces helped Stäubli successfully identify and remove 14,000 fake product listings. By detecting and removing IP infringements, Red Points is supporting Stäubli taking a stand for their brand and defending the quality promise associated with the MC4 trademark.
Within 7 months of using Red Points, Stäubli was able to remove 14,000 fake listings while raising awareness about the danger of counterfeit connectors in the PV industry. For Stäubli, the safety of its customers’ PV systems and the quality promise of its brand are top priorities.
The family-owned company was founded in 1892 in Switzerland and now counts over 5,500 employees worldwide. The Stäubli Group covers three activities in the area of innovative mechatronic solutions: Textile, Robotics and Connectors and currently operates in 29 countries, with agents in 50 countries on four continents.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors is part of the Stäubli Group and a specialist for solutions in advanced electrical contact technology.
“With Red Points’ support, we make the solar industry a safer place.”
Dominic Buergi, Product Manager Alternative Energies at Stäubli