Founding organizations

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

News & Events

The basis for long-term success!

30. Sep 2019

Quality Austria Adriatic and Advantage Austria Croatia organized the Austrian Business Circle in Zagreb

Austrian ambassador was guest of honor.

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26. Jul 2019

Obituary: TR Ing. Viktor Seitschek

His pioneer spirit remains unforgotten.

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13. Mar 2019

Event with the Austrian Business community in Albania

The event “Working Breakfast in Tirana” was on 6th of February 2019.

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05. Mar 2019

One year ISO 45001:2018

Challenges and insights into one year of ISO 45001.

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23. Oct 2019

Event: 63rd EOQ Congress

Rediscovering Quality

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21. Jun 2018

Event: 62nd EOQ Congress

Feel the new quality way!

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18. Oct 2018

Event: EFQM Forum 2018

You can´t play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra...

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27. Nov 2018

Quality Austria – the first certification body accredited for ISO 50001:2018

Pioneering role – Energy Management Standard

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06. Aug 2018

Revision ISO 19011 – New Impulses for the Audit

ISO 19011 is the central guide for auditors operating in all sectors.

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24. Apr 2018

New standards for educational organizations

ISO 29993:2017 and ISO 21001:2018

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23. Apr 2018

qualityaustria Forum in Budapest

The conference for quality managers and CEOs was held for the 13th time on April 17th, 2018.

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