Use of other brand names in ssi

Dear Sir,

Ours is an SSI unit manufacturing Trailers for Power Tillers and Tractors. We sell trailers mainly to the dealers of a particular brand, namely VST Tillers. Having a long relationship with VST and their dealers, we were using VST Logo along with our Logo on our Invoice and Delivery Order, but not on our product. Recently, we crossed Rs.1 Crore of Turnover and intimated Central Excise as per procedure. The Central Excise Superintendent on visit to our factory has raised objections to the use of Logo on our Invoice, told us that SSI Exemption will not be applicable, and has threatened to initiate proceedings on us. We tried to convince him that,

1) We dont put Logo on the Product, but only on Invoice and Delivery Order, only because of due respect to association with them since 40 Years

2) We manufacture trailer suitable only to VST Tillers and our trailers can not be fitted to other Tillers/Tractors.

3) VST Tillers Ltd do not manufacture Trailers for their Tillers/Tractors.

4) We sell our product to only Dealers of VST Tillers

Still he is not convinced and have proceeded.


We request your kindselves to educate on this matter and suggest any solutions.



Chandramouli KS






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