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What the label says is what you get in VDO product packages

Even high-performing products need protection

We put a lot of passion and experience into the development of our products, so we don’t take kindly to inferior quality being sold with our name on the package!

We affix a two-stage security label to each product package, so you know 100% that it’s an original product in there. 

Stage 1: the tesa PrioSpot®

The first stage of the security label is the tesa PrioSpot®. This anti-counterfeiting technology with various testing and security features offers maximum protection and allows the unambiguous identification of imitations.

Every PrioSpot® has a unique code that contains the last four digits of the MAPP code (Manufacturers Against Product Piracy) and shines with iridescent rainbow colours under illumination.

The tesa Priospot® is a refinement of the tesa Holospot®. The Holospot® is still available on the market, however, and continues to provide maximum security.


Stage 2: MAPP code

We also achieve maximum security by adding a data matrix code called a MAPP code. The last characters of this code are also represented in the Holospot® or PrioSpot®.

You can easily check the code by entering it manually on this page. You will see right away whether you have a genuine VDO part.

Enter the second line of the MAPP code without the preceding “(21)” in the following field.

Example of a MAPP code:

Resulting character string for the MAPP code query: 94YZPG084C6S




Product trademark protection Information

Please contact us in cases of product brand violations or suspected violations:

Continental AG
Intellectual Property Department

Fax: + 49 – (0) – 511-976-3756


TecIdentify code query

Technical information

Mirja Bittrich
oneIDentity+ GmbH
Steinheilstraße 10
85737 Ismaning

Tel: +49 89 321216 8153

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You can check the authenticity of our products in several ways:

Stage 1: Offline

With a visual inspection of the product label, because the PrioSpot® is unique and the numbers always correspond to the last four characters of the matrix code.

Stage 2: Online

via the online code query (TecIdentify)

or through the online code query on this page.

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