DIN as Partner
DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is a private organization providing standardization services in Germany. Because standardization is a form of industry self-regulation, DIN sees itself as a business partner in all sectors of the economy.
In an agreement with the German Federal Government DIN is recognized as the sole national standards body representing German interests in international standardization. In return, DIN sees that the interests of society as a whole are taken into consideration in the standardization process.
DIN is the partner for businesses and other organizations in Germany when it comes to standardization. By participating in standards committees and other DIN bodies companies have access to standards work at the European and international level in organizations such as CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, ISO and IEC. more
Research and Development
Standardization at an early stage of technological development serves as a catalyst and helps avoid unprofitable investments. With its various innovation projects, DIN can be a vital partner to research and development organizations. more
Standardization promotes trade in products and services and is an instrument for preventing technical barriers to trade. The benefits of standardization are estimated as being around 16 billion euros per year. more
Partner to the State
Standardization issues regarding the safety and welfare of the general public are dealt with by experts representing public authorities at the Federal, state and communal level. DIN has entered a public-private partnership with the German Federal government, thus functioning as an instrument of deregulation. more