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!

15. Jun 2021

The shifting role of certifications

Confirmation by third parties

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14. Jun 2021

Quality 2030 – Where is the journey heading?

Whitepaper series

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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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27. Apr 2021

5 tips for modern leadership during and after the crisis

It’s all about leadership

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13. Apr 2021

Stand out with quality

Differentiate yourself from competitors

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30. Mar 2021

Avoidance of hazards arising from combinations of Personal Protective Equipment

Occupational Health & Safety

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25. Mar 2021

3 years of ISO 45001:2018

A success story

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24. Mar 2021

New regulation: IFS Split Assessments

Food Safety update

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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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