HECS GROUP SUES DAIKI AXIS (JAPAN) AND ITS INDIAN SUBSIDIARY FOR THE SUPPLY OF SUB-STANDARD JOHKASOU SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS (STPs) TO THE INDIAN MARKET

Leakage, Breakage and Quality Issues observed in the Johkasou STP units supplied by Daiki Axis

HECS GROUP SUES DAIKI AXIS (JAPAN) AND ITS INDIAN SUBSIDIARY FOR THE SUPPLY OF SUB-STANDARD JOHKASOU SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS (STPs) TO THE INDIAN MARKET

Chennai: Hubert Enviro Care Systems P Ltd (HECS) a Chennai based Water Treatment company and its subsidiary BI Marketing and Services P Ltd have filed Damages Suit against Daiki Axis (Matsuyama-Japan) and their Indian Subsidiary Daiki Axis India P Ltd at Chennai High Court through their counsel headed by Advocate Saravanan Annadurai for supply of Sub-Standard Johkasou Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in the Indian Market.

Daiki Axis (Japan) had approached HECS in 2017 with the promise of supplying ‘Johkasou’ Packaged Primary & Secondary Sewage Treatment Plants of the highest ‘Japanese’ quality. Trusting in their representations and promises, HECS group had started using their products in their STP systems across the Indian Market.

Initially Daiki Axis Japan had imported products into India, However in due course they started supplying inferior quality products to the Indian market through their Indian Subsidiary. These products had continuous issues of breakage / leakage apart from failure to meet promised performance standards.

When HECS highlighted the same to Daiki Axis Japanese Management, the company gave various promises that the quality will be improved however they failed in the same. Thus their institutional plan to supply only second quality products to the Indian market was evident. This resulted in bad reputation to HECS, a company which had built unmatched trust among their clients over the last 25 years for their quality products and services.

Dr. J.R Moses (Managing Director of HECS Group) further stated that Japanese companies are generally trusted in India for their quality and reliability. It is shocking when Daiki Axis, a Japanese firm found it fit to supply inferior quality products to the Indian market. These products would have never been supplied to their domestic markets in Japan.

He further added, that inspite of several warnings and complaints, the Japanese officials were very casual and replied to with only apologies and false promises. He also stated that HECS has approached the Hon Madras High court to claim damages from Daiki Axis Japan with the hope that this would also deter them from further dumping substandard products into the Indian market and damaging our environment. The damages suit has been admitted by the Hon Court for further proceedings.