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Changes to our price and service specifications
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Altered GS specification for handheld hair dryers as of 1/1/2020
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100 years of Product Safety Illustration
100 years of the VDE mark - 100 years of consumer protection worldwide
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As of March 2021, all energy efficiency classes will be categorized from A to G
New labels for energy efficiency
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VDE Institute tests for UV-C resistance
UV-C resistance testing at the VDE Institute
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The UKCA mark will replace the CE mark after Brexit
Brexit and the CE mark
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In the future, a self-declaration will suffice in China for some products
Important change to product certification in China
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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Dear business partners, visitors and participants,

as you know, the VDE has stood for safety for over 125 years.

Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and effects in Asia and Europe and the current rampant flu viruses, we also take your personal safety very seriously.

We currently do not know of any cases of illness in our group worldwide.

We are immediately implementing the recommendations and guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and health authorities, and we are taking any necessary precautionary measures to protect the health of our employees, visitors, participants and business partners.

Our employees have been instructed to always follow the latest recommendations from health authorities and to avoid contact with people who are known to have stayed in affected areas less than 14 days ago.

Hygiene measures have been increased at all VDE locations. Disinfectant dispensers were and are installed at sanitary sites.

A "No handshake policy" is currently in effect.

Although we are not currently aware of any travel restrictions within Germany, we have decided to impose a general travel restriction for the VDE Group in Germany until further notice in order to protect our employees, visitors, participants and business partners.

Meetings of (technical) committees: For the time being, these are to be held exclusively virtually or via web conference until the end of April 2020.

We thank you for your trust and ask that all our visitors at our meetings, events, and VDE locations follow the appropriate precautionary measures.

VDE Management Board


What does TIC mean for the VDE Testing and Certification Institute?

TIC are precisely the three letters that define us. Because we at the VDE TESTING AND CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE not only conduct tests on safety, electromagnetic compatibility and other product characteristics but we also perform the appropriate inspections and the final certification to obtain the corresponding certificate.
At the same time, we always operate independently and neutrally in order to deliver consistently high quality and reproducible results. 

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VDE mark – valid certificate or abuse?

The VDE marks are synonymous with safety and allow for simple access to world markets due to the high acceptance of the certified testing service. Devices, components and systems that fulfill the criteria and are successfully certified not only receive the corresponding VDE certificate but also earn a spot in our "Hall of Quality".

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