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Attention: Notice of counterfeit products

We have noticed that counterfeits or replicas of our actuators have been or are being circulated – especially through online channels such as Ebay, AliExpress, Alibaba, etc.

The counterfeit or replica actuators do not meet the requirements for active pedestrian protection relevant for certification. Nevertheless, they are pyrotechnical counterfeit products which may pose a risk of uncontrolled activation.

We must therefore point out to you that installation via our official authorised partners is the only safe way to obtain, exchange, etc. our original products!

Our company does not sell any of its products through the internet!

The packaging used to ship these replicas also does not comply with the legal requirements regarding the transport of pyrotechnical goods. These look almost exactly like our original products, which makes it very difficult to distinguish the counterfeits from our original products. There is danger of explosion and fire!

We ask you to beware of counterfeits, as we are not in a position to assess suspicious products, ensure their safety or exchange them for original products.

Please also note that we cannot accept or take responsibility for any damage, problems or defects caused by counterfeit products.

We make every possible effort to remove counterfeits from the market, including taking legal action.

Nevertheless: please be vigilant against counterfeit products!

For hints and questions please contact us at

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Like the people we protect every day, our company is always moving forward. Find out what has driven us over the years.

2021 A fresh start

The company is renamed Astotec Automotive Czech Republic s.r.o.

2019 Part of a whole

PATVAG joins ASTOTEC (formerly the Hirtenberger Group).

2008 Relocation

Our site moves to Brankovice, Czech Republic.

1995 Success in Europe

More than 4.5 million units are delivered, equivalent to more than 50% of the European market.

1993 First delivery

The first series production and delivery of airbag release systems.

1963 New beginnings

We change our name to EMS-PATVAG and start collaboration on airbag development.

1933 Founding

PATVAG AG is established in Switzerland as a patent management company.