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History and current structure of ownership

History of Quality Austria

Quality Austria was founded as a limited company for training, certification and evaluation in 2004. It includes the four organizations OQS, OVQ, OQA and AFQM and stands for competence in the fields of quality, environmental and safety management and relating to the industry standards.

2006

Quality Austria is accredited for certification for people, managementsystems and products.

2004

The second and the last stage (for the time being) towards fusion: OQS/OVQ Sales and Marketing Ltd. is renamed Quality Austria - Trainings, Zertifizierungs und Begutachtungs GmbH.

On 23 March 2004 at a joint board meeting, all four organizations agree upon the following share ownership of Quality Austria as signed by the Presidents and duly notarized: OQS 59%, OVQ 30%, OQA 8% und AFQM 3%. 

2003

Start of the gradual merger of OQS Certification and Evaluation Ltd. and OVQ Training & Certification Ltd.

In the first stage, the international operations, sales and marketing of OQS Certification and Evaluation Ltd. and OVQ Training and Certification Ltd. are brought together in OQS/OVQ Sales and Marketing Ltd.

Current structure of ownership