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!

14. Oct 2022

The new EU Guideline on the implemen­tation of Food Safety Management Systems published

New developments for Food Businesses

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05. Oct 2022

What’s in for an Assessor?

Experience report from Mario Mauracher

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16. Sep 2022

New cooperation with ENFIT for highest standards

HQF Certification in supply chains acc. to the ENFIT Standard

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08. Aug 2022

The Many Uses of Lean Six Sigma

Guest article by Mischa Lucyshyn

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26. Jul 2022

Ransomware & other potential threat scenarios

07. Jul 2022

Building up Competency as Change Management

Continual Improvement Process

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07. Jun 2022

The five stumbling blocks you should dodge on your way to a management system

Mind the step!

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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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