On 30 October 2014, State Secretary Harald Mahrer awarded companies and organizations for their exceptional achievements in apprenticeship training with the “Nationally distinguished training company” seal of quality. Five more companies were awarded in accordance with § 68 of Crafts, Trade, Service and Industry Act.

The most important criteria for this award, which allow the 24 training companies from Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Vienna and Vorarlberg 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 five companies, which have made a special contribution to Austrian economy through exceptional achievements and occupy a leading and widely respected position in their field, were awarded in accordance with according to the § 68 Crafts, Trade, Service and Industry Act.

Distinguished companies in the overview

Award for training companies according to the §30a Vocational Training Act (BAG):
AKE Ausseer Kälte- und Edelstahltechnik GmbH
Aust-Bau Gesellschaft m.b.H.
BMF – Finanzämter Oberösterreich und Salzburg
FACC Operations GmbH
Flowserve Control Valves GmbH
Gantner Electronic GmbH
Georg Fischer GmbH & Co KG
Gottwald GmbH & CO KG
Haidlmair GmbH
Horst Himler Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Kellner & Kunz Aktiengesellschaft
Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co.KG
Merkur Warenhandels-Aktiengesellschaft
PROMOTECH Kunststoff- und Metallverarbeitungsges.m.b.H.
Rewe Austria Fleischwaren GmbH
Roth Modehaus Ges.m.b.H.
S.O.B. A. Kerkoc GmbH
Steinecker Moden GMBH
TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft
Weber-Hydraulik GmbH
ZIMM Maschinenelemente GmbH + CO KG

Austrian Federcal Coat of Arms according to the § 68 Crafts, Trade, Service and Industry Act (GewO):
M & R Automation GmbH
Polytechnik Luft- und Feuerungstechnik GmbH
Bunzl & Biach Gesellschaft m.b.H.
IMD – Informations-, Medien- und Dienstverarbeitungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
VARIO-BAU Fertighaus Gesellschaft m.b.H.