VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH


The VDE mark means safety for both manufacturers and consumers. The VDE Institute can look back on decades of experience as a testing and certification institution you can rely on.

About us

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 Institute’s 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.

VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
Merianstr. 28
63069 Offenbach am Main

Phone: +49 69 8306-0
Internet: www.vde.com/institute

Contact person

Mohammad Nehar
VDE Representative
Phone: +971 525837397
Tim Bernhardt
Category Manager China CONT and Low-Voltage Switchgears
Phone: +86 512 6523 7881 822
VDE Representative Mohammad Nehar
Regga Albutain, Legend Middle East Bldg., Office 803
P.O. Box 830980

Phone: +971 525837397
Internet: www.vde.com/institute
VDE Global Services Suzhou Branch
MXIC Building 1F East, No. 55, Su Hong Xi Road, Suzhou Industrial Park,
215021 Suzhou
P. R. China

Phone: +86 512 65237881
Fax: +86 512 65236878
Internet: www.vde.com/suzhou-en
VDE Global Services Korea
7F Elson, 628 Bongeunsa-ro Gangnam-gu
06170 Seoul

Phone: +82 2 5391153
Fax: +82 2 5546302
Internet: www.vde.com/korea-en

Products and services

The VDE Institute can look back on decades of experience as a testing and certification institute – experience you can trust.

We offer the following testing and certification services as a reliable partner: 

  • accoustics and noise emission
  • certification of training centers for live working 
  • chemical product safety and sustainability
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • energy efficiency and ecodesign
  • enviromental simulations + IP protection classes 
  • functional safety 
  • information security + cyber security
  • inspection and monitoring 
  • insulating material testing and certification 
  • international service 
  • management systems
  • interoperability
  • product safety
  • supply chain services
  • technical safety management (TSM)
  • testing during development
  • usability tests
  • VDE smart manual
Lighting - Testing and Certification

Quality products stand out due to a long service life, high durability and electromagnetic compatibility. With our certificates and marks, manufacturers demonstrate to their customers the reliable quality of their products , successfully setting them apart from the competition.

• Human Centric Lighting
• Smart Lighting
• Sustainable lighting
• performance of light
• photometry und spectrometry
• light flicker and stroboscopic effects

Further reading

Cables and cords – Testing and Certification

In electrical engineering, cables and cords are crucially important products for power distribution and energy use. Due to their important function, special attention must be paid to safety. If they are damaged, a fire hazard can be produced. The VDE Institute tests and certifies cables and cords for energy, signal and data transmission, therefore making a significant contribution to the required safety and quality.

Further reading

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