IPH, the larger of CESI’s two German platforms, is located in Berlin.

Brief History

1956      IPH founded as national German high-power test laboratory

1980      Start of co-operation with CIGRE and IEC

1988      IPH becomes  a legally independent test laboratory

1990      Change into a GmbH (limited liability company)

1991      Start of co-operation with VDE Test and Certification Institute; IPH becomes member of PEHLA

1993      Initial accreditation by DATech (formerly the German Accreditation Board of Technology)

1995      IPH becomes member of ALPHA

1998      Privatisation of Berlin power company BEWAG; IPH becomes associated test laboratory in STL

2002      Acquisition of FGH E&T GmbH as a subsidiary

2004      Initial accreditation by IECEE as CB testing lab; initial accreditation by ASTA

2005      CESI takes over IPH from Vattenfall