The π standard

Through their European industry association APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe), manufacturers of home appliances have launched the Product Information (PI) initiative. The initiative introduces a standard structure for product information. PI Standard helps retailers to take full advantage of electronic communication and data processing, as the Internet and ICT are fundamentally changing how products and services are offered, bought, and sold. Find out more  about the PI Standard concept, structure, and the way in which manufacturers will supply you with product information (PI). To discover more about APPLiA, please visit the APPLiA website.

As of 31 January 2017, CECED/PI has published Service Pack 16.0. Key changes in this version of the PI Standard are: new product group (venting hobs), new fields concerning F-gas Regulation requirements, and eco-design requirements for hobs. In addition, the latest version reflects a complete update of both large and certain small home appliances. To facilitate an overview of the changes made with this new service pack, please also find available for download a new comparison sheet: 15.3 – 16.0.