Bitzer, Sindelfingen, Germany, has launched new measures in its fight against product piracy designed to make it more difficult to copy its products. This means greater certainty for customers when purchasing Bitzer compressors.

The compressor specialist has applied QR codes to all of its products since April 1, 2015, allowing customers to use a smartphone app to verify the authenticity of each Bitzer product. Several security features on all compressors and pressure vessels offer greater certainty. The app matches serial number and correct compressor name to confirm that the equipment is an authentic Bitzer product.