Authenticity Check (TecIdentify)

Former TecIdentify

Authenticity check for motor vehicle parts

Product piracy damages the brand image of the manufacturer, leads to sales losses and represents a serious safety risk for the consumer. Authenticity Check (TecIdentify) is the first IT-based standard solution for the car spare parts industry, designed to test the authenticity of car parts. The products are marked with a world-unique identification number in the form of a MAPP code (Manufacturers Against Product Piracy). This code is captured by smartphone, scanner or by manual input and transferred to TecAlliance. Using it, any article can be checked in seconds – worldwide, 24 hours a day.

  • Industry solution for the independent motor vehicle spare parts market with a high degree of brand awareness on the market, which requires minimal investment and is thus the ideal entry-level solution for manufacturers
  • Free, fully-accessible authenticity verification – worldwide, round the clock
  • Products produced by different manufacturers can be queried with one and the same system, without requiring knowledge of manufacturer-specific safety features (holograms, etc.)
  • Additional product info can be displayed
  • Direct contact with the manufacturer is possible in the event of questionable products
Authenticity Check (TecIdentify) comprises the following components:

  • Secure Authenticity Check database for storing MAPP codes
  • Authenticity Check File Exchanger Application for simple upload of codes to the database
  • Free end-user Authenticity Check app for MAPP code verification
  • Authenticity Check website for MAPP code verification via scanner or manual input
  • Reporting module for statistical evaluations of MAPP code verifications
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) for integrating the Authenticity Check functionality in manufacturer websites and apps
Authenticity Check (TecIdentify) offers the following features:

  • MAPP code scan via mobile phone or scanner and/or manual input
  • Secure storage of codes in the Authenticity Check database
  • Display of test results in different languages
  • Manufacturer and GTIN-specific response texts are possible
  • In addition to the test result, other product and marketing information can also be displayed
  • Integrated “Report problem“ function for direct contact with the manufacturer in the event of questionable articles
  • SDK for integrating the Authenticity Check functionality in manufacturer websites and apps
  • Comprehensive statistical evaluations of all MAPP code verifications
Why Authenticity Check (TecIdentify)?

  • Advantages for MAPP code verifiers
    • Free authenticity verification via Authenticity Check app/NeoReader app, Authenticity Check website and manufacturer website
    • Accessible to all, worldwide, round the clock – response comes in seconds
    • Codes of products from different manufacturers can be queried with one and the same System
    • No knowledge of manufacturer-specific safety features (holograms, etc.) required
    • Direct contact with manufacturer in the event of doubt
    • Potential: Display of additional product info
  • Advantages for the parts manufacturer
    • Industry solution for the independent motor vehicle spare parts market with a high degree of brand awareness on the market
    • MAPP code can be easily combined with other safety features (e.g. Holospot)
    • Minimal investment through low-cost printing of the MAPP code and low costs for IT infrastructure and further development
    • High level of data security and simple upload of codes to the Authenticity Check database
    • The Authenticity Check function can be integrated into the manufacturer’s website in its bespoke design via interface (SDK)
Key figures:

  • Up to 30,000 queries per customer and month
  • 1 billion MAPP codes in the Authenticity Check database
  • MAPP code queries worldwide (80% in China)
  • 80% of MAPP code queries via the manufacturer websites (e.g. www.protect.bosch.com), 15% via the Authenticity Check app/NeoReader app
Our customers:

  • ATE
  • Bosch
  • Federal Mogul
  • Gates
  • GKN
  • Mahle
  • Mann + Hummel
  • Motor Service
  • Schaeffler
  • TRW
  • Wabco
Learn more:

Twice yearly all Authenticity Check customers and members of the MAPP initiative meet to share their experiences at a User Group Meeting in Frankfurt. Contact us if you are interested in taking part!

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Target Groups
Parts Dealers
Parts Manufacturers
Buyer Type of Integration
Basic (On-/Offline)
Basic (Online High-Speed)
Basic (Online)
Comfort (flexible interfaces)
EDI
SAP
Standard (pre-definded interfaces)
Delivery
Local
Web
Requirements
Advanced
Basic
Standard
Supplier Type of Integration
Basic (On-/Offline)
Basic (Online High-Speed)
Basic (Online)
Comfort (flexible interfaces)
EDI
SAP
Standard (pre-defined interfaces)