From left to right:  Sven Öhrke, managing director VDE Global Services Italy,  Marco Ausili, deputy of regional councilor, Chiara Biondi, regional councilor, Marcello Manfredi, managing director VDE Global Services Italy und Comodi Gabriele, vice major city of Fabriano.

2023-04-20 press release

New VDE test laboratory opened in Italy

VDE Global Services Italy significantly expands capacities with new laboratory. Better support for manufacturers on site in Italy. Additional testing facilities to be added next year.

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(Frankfurt a. M., 20.04.2023) VDE Global Services Italy has opened a new testing laboratory in Fabriano, Italy. The 500 m² laboratory will test both household and commercial appliances. These include refrigerators (both domestic and commercial), hobs, stove hoods, motors, pumps, heating elements, washing machines, dishwashers and more. In addition, there are tests according to EN 60730-1 and EN 60730-2-8 on components as well as all common material tests.

VDE GS Italy has a total of 14 employees, nine of whom work in the new laboratory. "We are very pleased to be able to provide local support to manufacturers in Italy by expanding our laboratory capacity," says Sven Öhrke, managing director of VDE Global Services. "In the coming year, we will expand our capacity again and set up additional testing facilities." The opening was celebrated with a reception on site in Fabriano. Among the about 60 guests were representatives from Italy's largest companies and from local politics.

Since 2018, the previous branch of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute has existed as VDE Global Services Italy. The local VDE experts can offer all important testing services, especially for the household appliance manufacturers based there.

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.

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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