The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification is a private non-profit organisation that was founded in 1986. Its activity contributes to improving the quality and competitiveness of companies, their products and services.
Through the development of technical standards and certification,AENOR helps to improve the quality and competitiveness of companies and their products and services, thereby helping organisations to generate one of the most sought-after values in today's economy: trust.
Standardisation: It is the organisation that is legally responsible for developing and disseminating technical standards in Spain. Standards indicate what a product should be like or how a service should work so that it is safe and comes up to the consumer's expectations. AENOR offers one of the most extensive catalogues available, with more than 28,900 standard-related documents containing effective solutions.
Certification: The serious and rigorous work that has defined the company since it was founded has helped make AENOR's certificates the most highly valued not just in Spain, but around the world, with the organisation having issued certificates in more than 60 countries. AENOR is among the 10 most important certification organisations in the world.
To spread the culture of quality, AENOR also develops significant publishing activity, it designs software for system management, it delivers special training and offers various information services.
In the field of testing, it is the senior partner of CEIS (Testing, Innovation and Services Centre), an international benchmark centre whose activity includes the performance of compliance tests, technical studies, and preventive and predictive maintenance of facilities. Likewise, 2008 saw the creation of AENORlaboratorio, aimed at all the players in the food sector, such as primary producers, processing, distribution and services industries. It covers the three principals areas of analysis: physicochemical, microbiological and sensory.
AENOR offers a proven track record and information on standards and products and services connected with organisations from all over the world, performing major work in the field of international cooperation.
In Spain, AENOR is present in all the Autonomous Communities, where it has 20 offices, and has a permanent presence in 12 countries, mostly in Latin America and Europe.