HOW TO CHECK THAT YOU HAVE BOUGHT A GENUINE GATES PRODUCT?

Option 1: Verify the 14-digit alphanumeric code of your packaging
Option 2: Check the authenticity of a Gates product with your smartphone
Option 3: Verify the unique security code on the tesa PrioSpot label


Gates offers a triple protection label on all of its timing belt packagings. Using 1 of the 3 methods described here below, you will get an indication that you have bought a genuine or a fake product. The new packaging labels including all 3 verification methods (14-digit alphanumeric code, QR code and tesa PrioSpot®) are in production since July 2015.


OPTION 1: VERIFY THE 14-DIGIT ALPHANUMERIC CODE OF YOUR PACKAGING



Type in the 14-digit code from your packaging in the field here below to find out if your product is an authentic Gates product:

OPTION 2: USE YOUR SMARTPHONE OR A BARCODE SCANNER


You can easily use your smartphone to check whether you have bought a genuine Gates timing belt. As of July 2015 all our timing belt boxes will have a QR code on their label.

Download the free TecIdentify app or Neoreader app. Once you have installed the app, simply scan the QR code on the timing belt packaging and get one of following responses:

OPTION 3: CHECK THE PRIOSPOT LABEL

The tesa PrioSpot®  label incorporates different security features and is very difficult to forge. Checking it is very simple. Just follow below steps.

CHECK THAT EACH PACKAGE HAS A UNIQUE CODE

The tesa®  PrioSpot®  on each product is unique which means that every code exists only once.

CHECK UNDER DIRECT LIGHT

The security code and the Gates logo shimmer in rainbow colours in direct light. Under direct light a moving digit is visible, repeating the last digit of the security code. By changing the angle of the PrioSpot®  label in direct light the last digit will move up and down

CHECK WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS

With a magnifying glass check that a 10-digit code appears under the Gates logo. The last four digits of this 10-digit code correspond to the security code and also the last four digits of the alphanumeric code.

Report counterfeit here