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

The basis for long-term success!

16. May 2022

25th anniversary of successful cooperation in certification

Alkaloid celebrates 25 years of successful cooperation

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03. May 2022

IFS Food Version 8 – first DRAFT version published

What changes and new features are coming

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27. Apr 2022

What is in store for quality management in 2022

New Year – New Trends

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19. Apr 2022

Laboratory Quality Management – benefits and who has to be on board

Course series provided by Quality Austria and EOQ

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12. Apr 2022

World’s first company to be awarded with the Circular Globe Label – Raimund Beck KG from Austria

Circularity certified

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04. Apr 2022

Christoph Baumgartner (36) as the New Head of Marketing and Sales at Quality Austria

Merger of Marketing and Sales

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28. Mar 2022

Marisa Offner (33) takes over the Management of Marketing Communications of Quality Austria

New operative Head of Marketing

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21. Mar 2022

Your contribution to a digital, circular, safe and secure future

Quality the stabilizing element of our time

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12. Jan 2022

5 tips on how to achieve circularity

The clock is ticking: the time has come to solve the current environmental crisis!

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12. Jan 2022

Blackout: What to do in the worst-case scenario

Inconceivable but possible?

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15. Dec 2021

Christoph Mondl and Werner Paar take over the management of Quality Austria

New management duo

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05. Oct 2021

Quality 2030 – Where is the journey heading?

Whitepaper series

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