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!

19. Feb 2021

Emergency – Emergency preparedness and response – Emergency response capability → protects human lives!

Preparation in theory and practice is essential!

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09. Feb 2021

New EU database for pollutants: Experts expect positive effects on the Circular Economy

Tips on Circular Economy

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29. Jan 2021

Health Expert Dr. Günther Schreiber suggests: Eight steps to manage mental stress in the Workplace

Business continuity

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14. Jan 2021

The Top 5 insights from 2020 – from a different perspective

Lessons Learned

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13. Jan 2021

Revision PEFC CoC

New Year’s News

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21. Dec 2020

Occupational health and safety of workers – more important than ever?

Business continuity

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15. Dec 2020

IATF 16949 audits in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

When may an IATF 16949 audit take place remotely?

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11. Dec 2020

Remote Audits

Fundamentals, potentials and risks

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19. Oct 2020

The right training makes the difference

Train for your success

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15. Oct 2020

VCK Quality Day 2020

International & digital conference

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14. Oct 2020

IFS FOOD VERSION 7 is published!

What is new, what can we expect?

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09. Oct 2020

Digitalization – Quality in the age of Industry 4.0

Quality 4.0

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