The Minister of Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner awarded 19 companies and organizations with the seal of quality for their exceptional achievements in apprenticeship training.

“Qualified workforce is a crucial competitive advantage both for the individual company and entire business location Austria. In this way we ensure long-term growth and workplaces in Austria,” said Mitterlehner at the ceremony in the Ministry of Economy. “At the same time, this award is also a real seal of quality for young people who want to start an apprenticeship because they expect a comprehensive and well-founded training,” says Mitterlehner.

The most important criteria for this award, which allow the 19 training companies from Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria and Tyrol to use the National Coat of Arms in business, are regular successful training of apprentices as well as their achievements in apprenticeship examinations and professional competitions.

Further four companies were awarded in accordance with according to the §68 Crafts, Trade, Service and Industry Act, which allows also them to use in future Austrian National Coat of Arms Austria in business.

“These companies have made a special contribution to Austrian economy through exceptional achievements and occupy a leading and widely respected position in their field,” the statement explains.

Distinguished companies in the overview

Award for training companies according to the §30a Vocational Training Act (BAG):
• Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung, 5010 Salzburg
• AVL List, 8020 Graz
• Eglo Leuchten, 6136 Pill (Tirol)
• EVG Entwicklungs- u. Verwertungsgesellschaft m.b.H., 8074 Raaba (Steiermark)
• Fill Metallbau Gesellschaft m.b.H., 4921 Hohenzell (Oberösterreich)
• J. u. A. Frischeis, 5101 Bergheim (Salzburg)
• Grebien Maler und Raumausstattung GmbH, 8600 Bruck/Mur (Steiermark)
• Hainzl Industriesysteme GmbH, 4021 Linz
• Horn Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG., 8673 Ratten (Steiermark)
• Lieb Bau Weiz GmbH & CO KG, 8160 Weiz (Steiermark)
• Lieb Markt GmbH, 8160 Weiz (Steiermark)
• Paumann Landtechnik e.U., 3300 Amstetten (Niederösterreich)
• REWE International Dienstleistungsgesellschaft m.b.H., 2355 Wiener Neudorf (Niederösterreich)
• REWE International Lager- und Transportgesellschaft m.b.H., 2355 Wiener Neudorf (Niederösterreich)
• Spa Therme Blumau Betriebs GmbH, 8283 Bad Blumau (Steiermark)
• SHT Haustechnik AG, 2380 Perchtoldsdorf (Niederösterreich)
• Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H., 4020 Linz
• Thöni Industriebetriebe GmbH, 6410 Telfs (Tirol)
• Weigel-Aufzüge Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co.KG., 4730 Waizenkirchen (Oberösterreich)?

Austrian Federcal Coat of Arms according to the §68 Crafts, Trade, Service and Industry Act (GewO):
• ace Apparatebau construction & engineering GmbH, 8501 Lieboch (Steiermark)
• cafe+co International Holding GmbH, 1100 Wien
• Ing. Hans Bodner Baugesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG., 6330 Kufstein (Tirol)