2019年9月6日，第十五屆中國家用電器創新成果發布盛典在德國柏林舉行，VDR常務董事兼IECEE主席 Wolfgang Niedziella先生到場并在現場致辭，以下為發言實錄：
Dear President of CHEARI Mr. LIU
Dear Vice President of CHEARI Mr. GE
Dear honest guests
Ladies and Gentlemen
I like to thank CHEARI for the invitation to join the Press today and the chance to give a short speech. And if I say “short speech” then I mean short.
When I wrote these lines for my speech I thought – wow – another year has gone by. We all were very busy in our companies and became one year older. But during this year products have been enhanced and new products have been developed to fit the customer needs and wishes.
But not only the customer needs are in focus of the developers and manufacturers. Also rules and regulations, standards and legal requirements have to be fulfilled and the products have to match with them. Maybe also testing and certification has been used to confirm the product conformance.
For sure these demands have increased in the last year and it will continue. One activity in this field is very new.
We all heard about the Diesel scandal. But besides the cars in the meantime other products are in focus where market surveillance authorities are questioning if similar features are used also in electrotechnical products to undermine possibly the EU ecodesign and/or labelling legislation. And the white goods are now in focus like cooling appliances, washing machines and especially those which are connected in smart environments.
Therefor the European Union has set up a project named ANTICSS to make relevant evaluations and if necessary new regulations to avoid circumvention, loopholes in standards, directives and testing methods. And for sure VDE Institute’s experts are part of this project as neutral and independent partner to avoid unnecessary new regulations and to keep you informed and updated. So you see also the next year will be very interesting and busy.
But now I’m very eagerly which exciting innovations will be presented this evening and which companies and products will be awarded.
And in saying this I look forward to a further trustful cooperation with CHEARI and wish all manufacturers a pleasant evening as well as a successful IFA 2019 with a lot of business.