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We bring safety, quality, innovation, environmental protection and business interests to a common denominator. From industrial enterprises, commercial and craft businesses, health care and local authorities to scientific and research institutions.Contact
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From planning to ongoing operation
More than 2000 employees in over 25 countries are working for our customers and partners worldwide. With tailor-made services in the areas of testing, inspection, cybersecurity and data protection, training and further education.
The international orientation of the TÜV AUSTRIA Group and a multitude of national and international authorisations make TÜV AUSTRIA your competent and reliable partner. From project planning to implementation and use.
Simply safe. Since 1872.
Competence, diversity, international orientation and tradition form the basis of the service portfolio for integrated safety, quality, environmental and technical resource management. TÜV AUSTRIA creates safety and added value with all its activities. For our customers and partners, for our employees.
Documents produced by TÜV AUSTRIA are recognised throughout the European Economic Area and beyond in many countries of the world. This provides a high degree of legal security and acceptance in the economy, with authorities and in the public.
Solutions from one source
The requirements of our customers are constantly changing. What remains is the constant need for safety and quality. Our service offerings in the areas of testing, inspection, verification, assessment, training and certification are developing innovatively and anticipating the market. With solutions from a single source for a sustainable infrastructure and resource efficiency. The service spectrum of the TÜV AUSTRIA Group ranges from elevator and pressure equipment inspections, plant safety and materials testing, education and training, medical technology, electrical engineering, environmental protection, Industry 4.0, acoustic emission tests, carbon footprint evaluations, certification of personnel, management systems and products to cyber security, Internet of Things, e-mobility, AppChecks, loss adjusting, construction engineering and facility management, calibrations, product tests, robotics, technical due diligence and compliance checks, as well as water hygienics, COVID-19 prevention and inspections of stage, photovoltaic and wind power facilities.
Because quality is decisive
In order to be able to guarantee our customers and partners the highest level of safety and quality with our services, we do not only invest in appropriate technical equipment, but above all in the development of our employees. Their knowledge and commitment are the basis for our corporate success. Safety and quality are therefore also given top priority in the workplace.
Autonomy, integrity and impartiality
In order to continuously meet ethical, legal and regulatory requirements, autonomy, integrity, impartiality and the confidential handling of information are the focus of our actions in the TÜV AUSTRIA Group. This is made possible by an owner-independent organizational structure of the only Austrian TÜV, by a policy statement, by the permanent membership in the TIC Council and the associated regular internal and external review of the TIC Council Compliance Code, a sector-specific code of conduct.
We take responsibility for our customers, partners, employees and society. As a substantial contribution to make the world a safer place.
TÜV AUSTRIA is pleased to report 94 percent highly satisfied customers. Tens of thousands of system and product certifications, hundreds of thousands of tests every year, more than 15000 course participants, full-service IT security providers, number one in materials technology, research clusters for future technologies, innovation and the environment make TÜV AUSTRIA Austria's leading testing, inspection & certification service provider.
Overview from the foundation up to the present
1872 - 1945
Founded in Vienna as Dampfkesseluntersuchungs- und Versicherungsgesellschaft auf Gegenseitigkeit (DUVG) on 11th June 1872
Monitoring of 3000 steam boilers
Active throughout the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy with 27 technical inspectorates
Start of testing activities for lifts, hoists, impact and drop units
DUVG is the largest testing company in Europe with 1500 technicians
Resumption of audit activities after the First World War, initially with 21 employees
After the annexation of Austria to the German Reich: incorporation into the Reichsverband der Technischen Überwachungs-Vereine (RTÜV)
Transformation of the Dampfkesseluntersuchungs- und Versicherungsgesellschaft auf Gegenseitigkeit (DUVG) into Technischer Überwachungsverein Wien as a public corporation
TÜV Wien becomes an association under Austrian law and starts inspection activities with 32 employees
1946 - 1999
Creation of departments "Lifts", "Cranes and Hoists", "Electrical Engineering", "Steam and Pressure Systems" and "Materials Testing
Construction of environmental laboratory Wels
Opening of the test centre in Vienna-Inzersdorf
Foundation of our own training institute, the TÜV AUSTRIA Akademie
Transformation of "TÜV Wien" into "TÜV Österreich / TÜV AUSTRIA"
Austria's accession to the EU opens up new opportunities outside Austria. Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas in Athens, foundation of UMSITEC, predecessor TÜV AUSTRIA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH in Munich
Acquisition of TPA KKS GmbH, Vienna
2000 - 2009
Foundation of I.T.I. Integrovana technicka inspekce spol s.r.o. in the Czech Republic, now TÜV AUSTRIA Czech s.r.o.
Spin-off of operational activities from the association TÜV Österreich to TÜV AUSTRIA Holding AG and several operationally active GmbHs. TÜV Österreich is the sole shareholder of the AG and thus remains an independent Austrian company without external shareholders and without outside capital
Takeover of TÜV AUSTRIA Schreiner Consulting
Foundation TÜV AUSTRIA ITALIA – Blu Solutions s.r.l.
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA Schweiz
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA SERVIS d.o.o., Slovenia
Foundation of TÜV TRUST IT
Participation BQS Betriebsqualitätssicherungs GmbH, Germany
2010 - 2019
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA Shanghai, China
Initiation of the TÜV AUSTRIA science prize for outstanding technical and scientific master's theses, diploma theses and dissertations, HTL theses and technically innovative company projects
Participation QTEC-Qualynspect LDA, Portugal
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA Bureau of Inspection and Certification in Pakistan
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA India
Participation APICE SRL, Italy
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA Bangladesh, India
Participation ICEPI S.P.A., Italy
Opening of the TÜV AUSTRIA Campus in Brunn/Gebirge as a modern office building and training centre
Foundation TÜV AUSTRIA Cyprus
Foundation AD Qualitas S.A., Spain
Acquisition of Spieth Kathodischer Korrosionsschutz GmbH, Germany
Participation VCK Betonschutz + Monitoring GmbH, Germany
Opening of the Digital Acceleration Incubator Next Horizon
Participation in Ingenieurbüro Moser GmbH, St. Johann/Pg, Austria
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA – JINHUA, China
Majority shareholding in the Technical Test and Research Institute of the Technical University of Vienna, repositioning as TÜV AUSTRIA TVFA Prüf- und Forschungs GmbH
Foundation TÜV AUSTRIA Azerbaijan
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium
Foundation of TÜV AUSTRIA PERSONEL Belgelendirme, Türkei
Acquisition ofTÜV AUSTRIA Tecnotest GmbH
Opening of the TÜV AUSTRIA Technology & Innovation Center in Vienna-Inzersdorf as a large testing and research cluster
Opening of the TÜV AUSTRIA location in Leonding/Upper Austria as a modern office building, training and education centre
Opening of the Safe-Secure-System-Lab (S3 Lab) in the TÜV AUSTRIA Technology & Innovation Center
Participation METALogic NV, Belgium
Opening of the TÜV AUSTRIA Competence Centre for Environment and Cableway Technology in St. Johann/Pongau
Opening of the #SafeSecLab for safety-related solutions in industry together with the TU Vienna
Participation SILA Kalite und SILA Industry, Turkey
Acquisition of TÜV AUSTRIA Standards & Compliance, Russia
Acquisition of FAWI specialist inspectorate for lift systems, Switzerland
Opening of TÜV AUSTRIA Cybersecurity Lab, Malaysia
Acquisition of SPP Handelsges.m.b.H., Vienna
Acquisition of Boreas SRL, Italy
Acquisition of innotec GmbH, Germany
Acquisition of Millner GmbH, Austria
Acquisition EUROCONT Türkiye, Turkey
Acquisition Rothenseer Werkstoffprüfung (RWP), Germany
Acquisition FHK Technisches Büro GmbH, Austria
Foundation of TPA KKS Deutschland GmbH, Germany
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