Automotive Parts

Aftermarket spares providers need to show their parts are made to the same standards as the original parts without the car manufacturer’s branding.

Counterfeiters offer items with the same look and same part number with no guarantee of safety and no traceability back to the part manufacturer or vehicle builder.

Distributors and importers have limited tools to validate their merchandise.

Technicians rely on everybody in the supply chain from the factory to their parts bin to have done their job.

Data points

  • 5-10% of automotive spares are reported to be counterfeit

Countermark:

  • Is marked on the part, not thrown away with the packaging
  • Includes authentication, not just serialisation
  • Facilitates incentive programs and product training for workshop technicians
  • Gives the parts manufacturer supply chain metrics