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

ownership structure of Quality Austria including the four organizations ÖQS, ÖVQ, ÖQA and AFQM

News & Events

The basis for long-term success!

18. Sep 2020

Protect your organization from damage

Avoiding business disruption

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25. Aug 2020

Purpose – Creating a meaning for your business

Central element of the organizational policy

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24. Aug 2020

Agility in the VUCA world

The order of the day

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21. Aug 2020

Digitalization – Quality in the age of Industry 4.0

Quality 4.0

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20. Aug 2020

These 8 quality trends will affect Austria’s companies in the next 10 years

Study shows how the concept of quality will change

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10. Aug 2020

ISO 9001 User Survey 2020

Formal "systematic review" of standard ISO 9001:2015

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13. May 2020

System certification in the time of Corona

Short overview of adjusted frameworks for audits during Corona.

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19. Mar 2020

Handling COVID-19

Our support in these challenging times

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15. Jun 2021

Event: 64th EOQ Congress

Effective Education & Quality Management

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14. Jan 2020

ISO 22301:2019

What is new?

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14. Jan 2020

Optimizations within the supply chain

ISO 41001 & ISO 55001

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14. Jan 2020

Anti-corruption: a challenge

ISO 37001

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