DIN (German Institute for Standardization)

What is DIN?

Mastercraft is proud to say that all our tools are compliant with DIN standards. DIN is the German Institute for Standardization which is the independent platform for standardization for the automotive industry amongst others in Germany and worldwide. From ladders to toothbrushes, stairs to nails, taper pins to dummies, and automotive tools to car parts – almost everything in our daily lives is covered by standards and DIN is the primary developer of standards for both automotive tools and car parts.  

Why use standardized tools and parts?

As generally accepted rules of technology, standards make it easier to demonstrate that you have followed best practices.  Using DIN certified tools and parts provides assurance to you and your customers, and ensures your workmanship is of the highest standard, which can only be good for your business. This is one of the reasons why the Toyota Gazoo off road rally team uses Mastercraft automotive hand tools. One of the benefits of our tools being compliant with DIN standards is the assurance that Mastercraft tools last a lifetime, and will be replaced without cost should any tool fail. 

At DIN, more than 35,500 experts from industry, research, consumer protection and the public sector bring their expertise to work on standardization projects managed by DIN. The result of these efforts are market-oriented standards and specifications that promote global trade, and encourage rationalization, quality assurance, and the protection of society and the environment, as well as improving security and communication.  

What is a standard?

A standard is a document that specifies requirements for products, services and/or processes. It serves to safeguard people and property and to improve quality in all areas of life. At present there are 34,000 documents in the German Standards collection. Standards are developed by those who have a need and an interest in using them. Anyone can submit a proposal for a new standard, and most suggestions come from manufacturers or research organisations. Standards are reviewed by experts at least every five years.

DIN standards have been adopted by ISO, the International Standards Organization, which are the standards used in South Africa. International standards provide a common language for the technical world, supporting global trade.

Use of DIN standards, which are linked to ISO standards, allows service providers and customers to be satisfied with the products and services provided.  Tools and  parts will show the ISO or DIN standard number, a guarantee to your customers that they are getting service and parts of the highest quality.

Standards are a universally recognised means of ensuring quality, which in turn shows a huge benefit to both service providers and customers.  The work of DIN is crucial in establishing and maintaining standards for the automotive industry.