Schaeffler’s new OriginCheck app gives end customers, distributors, and authorities the tools they need to quickly and easily carry out initial checks on INA and FAG products. If one of these checks leads the user to suspect that a product may be counterfeit, he or she can use the app to take additional measures to obtain proper clarification. The checks are carried out based on the traceable data matrix codes that are placed on the Schaeffler packaging.
Schaeffler uses Data Matrix Codes (DMC) according to the GS1 standard. These two-dimensional codes contain various types of information in an encrypted form and allow the relevant product to be identified worldwide with no conflicts.