Unterzeichnung MoU

Sven Öhrke, Director VDE Global Services (left) and Hideo Nakanishi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer JIA (right), sign the contract in Osaka, Japan.

2023-01-12 press release

VDE Institute and Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association (JIA) to cooperate

The two test houses conclude a memorandum of understanding. With the MoU, the VDE Institute expands its portfolio to include on-site testing of gas supply systems in Japan.

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VDE has signed a memorandum of understanding with JIA (Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association), the Japanese national testing and certification body for assessment of gas supply systems. JIA provides a testing and certification services according to Japanese national standards JIS, PSE as well as EMC, safety, flammability testing for the wide range of electric components and systems.

MOU objective is cooperation of both sides to implement local testing, starting with Motor compressor and material testing, which allows to utilize the mutual knowledge, experiences, and equipment at maximum. Both parties agree that the delivery of VDE’s professional certification services in Japan creates opportunities for assessment on the spot. JIA and VDE look forward to continuous and gradual increase of collaborative projects.

About the VDE Institute 

The VDE mark is synonymous with safety and quality in electrical devices, components and systems for more than 100 years. The VDE Institute - a subsidiary of the VDE Group - is a worldwide partner for industry customers, business, government authorities, the electrical trade and consumers. More than 100,000 devices per year are subjected to product, quality and safety tests by the VDE Institutes independent testing engineers before they receive the VDE mark. Around the globe, VDE experts monitor more than 7,000 production facilities. Cooperation agreements with more than 50 countries ensure that the tests performed by the VDE Institute are internationally recognized. 200,000 types of products with millions of model variants bear the VDE mark worldwide. The VDE Testing and Certification Institute GmbH, a non-profit organization, employs more than 500 people in Offenbach am Main.

For more information, visit www.vde.com/institute

About VDE

VDE, one of the largest technology organizations in Europe, has been regarded as a synonym for innovation and technological progress for more than 130 years. VDE is the only organization in the world that combines science, standardization, testing, certification, and application consulting under one umbrella. The VDE mark has been synonymous with the highest safety standards and consumer protection for more than 100 years. 

Our passion is the advancement of technology, the next generation of engineers and technologists, and lifelong learning and career development “on the job”. Within the VDE network more than 2,000 employees at over 60 locations worldwide, more than 100,000 honorary experts, and around 1,500 companies are dedicated to ensuring a future worth living: networked, digital, electrical.  
Shaping the e-dialistic future. 

The VDE (VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. For more information, visit www.vde.com