|Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (German Standardisation Institution)|
|Beuth Verlag publishes data sheets|
The German Standardization Institution (DIN) is a registered non-profit association and has its main office in Berlin (founded in 1917). DIN is the institution responsible for standardization in Germany and represents German interests in worldwide and European standardization organizations. This status was recognized in an agreement signed with the Federal Republic of Germany on June 5, 1975.
DIN is the round table at which manufacturers, retailers, consumers, craft trades, service enterprises, scientific institutes, technical inspection associations and the government, i.e. everyone with an interest in standardization, sit down together to determine the state of the art and incorporate it in German standards with consideration of new findings. Companies and legal persons can become members of DIN.
The objective of DIN is to create standards for the benefit of the economy and society as a whole. The business activities of the companies within the DIN Group are, however, profit-oriented. The income generated by the subsidiary companies of DIN, and from those companies in which it is a shareholder, represent the single largest contribution to the financing of the non-for-profit core activities of DIN.
Deutsche Institut für Normung e.V
The data sheets are published by Beuth Verlag (Beuth Publishing Company) which was established for this purpose by DIN and the Association of German Engineers.
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