DIN is a world leader in the development of standards and specifications and uses professional project, process and consensus management to guide this work. Over 28,000 specialists from all areas of industry and society contribute their knowledge to standardization activities. DIN is also a partner providing valuable assistance to innovative companies, since it is an established fact that standardization acts as a catalyst in the early phase of a technological development and helps avoid unprofitable investments. No company or organization can afford innovation without market success, and in today’s market success is largely unattainable without being accompanied by standards and
The economic benefits of standardization have recently been calculated to amount to 17 billion euros each year for Germany alone. Taking advantage of this potential, DIN helps identify and develop innovative sector in order to promote innovations and secure market success.
It has been shown that norms and standards help translate research results into products and processes with a short time-to-market.
Year of Establishment1917
Business ActivityDevelops standards and
specifications as a service to
industry, the state and society.
Represents German interests in European and international standardization.