The Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and the VDE Institute have virtually signed a collaboration agreement today to mutually facilitate international market access for the electrical industry in Germany and Turkey. Another goal of the TSE and the VDE Institute is to ensure the product safety of electrical and electronic goods on the market. As part of the collaboration, both partners wish to continue their involvement in knowledge-sharing related to tests, development of international standards and joint collaboration in international activities. Their collaboration will focus on new technologies such as e-mobility, smart home, wireless technologies, energy efficiency and measurements, power measurements and standards along with the field of renewable energies.
Access to the global market
According to the latest surveys from the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI), the electrical market in Turkey had a sales volume of 35.5 billion euros in 2016. In 2017, the German electrical industry’s exports to Turkey amounted to 3.2 billion euros. "With a considerable number of manufacturers in the electrical and electronics industry, Turkey is an important business partner for Germany. Together, we wish to increase the quality of products and services and make it easier for our companies to have economic access to global markets," says Sven Öhrke, member of management at the VDE Institute and Managing Director of VDE Global Services GmbH. Apart from standardization, TSE operates in different fields such as testing, certification, calibration, training as well as monitoring and inspection activities. TSE is an active member of the global standardization community such as ISO, IEC, CEN, CENELEC and others.