Vorsprung durch... standards
Standard-based products start with components that offer a built-in measure of reliability and safety. The whole idea behind using standards is to facilitate quality control and to be able to reproduce the same result time and time again.
Standards also offer you an objective reference for product and performance benchmarks. With them you have access to a set of globally accepted neutral reference points that largely eliminate interpretation and grey areas. Whether your engineers sit in Europe, China or the US, they will all understand the language of IEC International Standards.
IEC International Standards facilitate third-party auditing as well as in-house quality control and that provides you with a competitive advantage over non-standardized products.