Founding history

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

History of Quality Austria

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 ownership structure

ownership structure of Quality Austria including the four organizations ÖQS, ÖVQ, ÖQA and AFQM

News & Events

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05. Oct 2021

Quality 2030 – Where is the journey heading?

Whitepaper series

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05. Oct 2021

Successfully implementing a circular economy

The role of innovation, quality standards & digitalization

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28. Sep 2021

News from the ISO 45000 group

Facts you should know now

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27. Sep 2021

Whistleblower guideline for private companies and public bodies

Important information summarized for you

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24. Sep 2021

User Survey for ISO 14001 and ISO 14004

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23. Sep 2021

Konrad Scheiber receives EOQ Georges Borel Award

Award for promoting the European quality movement

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15. Sep 2021

OHSAS 18001 will be adopted at the end of September 2021

ISO 45001 as follow-up standard

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16. Aug 2021

25th anniversary of ISO 9001 implementation

Wabtec MZT AD - Skopje

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15. Jun 2021

The shifting role of certifications

Confirmation by third parties

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08. Jun 2021

ÖNORM D 4900 series supersedes ONR 49000 series

Innovations and interesting facts

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27. May 2021

New auditing – a continual improvement process

04. May 2021

3 central contradictions in the concept of quality

Contradictory developments and a shift in values

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