For European businesses, standards have become a strategic management tool to increase their competitive edge. Standardization contributes an average of nearly 1% per year, or almost 25% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth. More and more businesses realise the benefits of the strategic use of standards to achieve measurable improvements in their competitiveness.
European standards are the result of a consensus reached through extensive exchanges amongst industry experts. They deliver state-of-the-art solutions that encourage technological development and guarantee the safety and health of consumers and workers. They help you better manage the quality of products and services and improve design, engineering, production, installation, etc.
This consensus dimension gives European standards a wide acceptance by the European market, of which products that have been developed in accordance with this standard benefit. You can therefore considerably reduce risks when launching a product or service on the market and focus your time and resources on developing other product aspects, such as design, that will help you differentiate yourself from competitors.