The Certification of professional skills is nowadays an essential condition and a basic need for the modern professional in order to successfully position himself in an ever-changing work environment. In this new environment, movement, change in the labor market are the new reality.

In light of this new environment that is being formed, TÜV AUSTRIA, the leading international technical inspection and certification organization with a presence in more than 31 countries, has decided on a strategic partnership and joining forces with ACTA SA, the technologically advanced Accredited Body for the Certification of Professional Skills in Greece which is a spinoff company of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the largest University in Greece. TÜV AUSTRIA through its Greek subsidiary TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas recently acquired the 51% of ACTA SA.

ACTA SA nowadays has more than 160 accredited personnel certification schemes. The company will keep its financial and administrative independence and based on the business plan it will be further strengthened to successfully cover the new professional skills certification needs in Greece and Europe. With this strategic positioning, the field of certification of professional skills is rearranged in Greece, since the largest pole in professionals’ skills certification in the country is created, with reliability, consistency and quality in the foreground. The aim of this synergy is to provide the Greek and global market with a full range of services for the benefit of the market and professionals.

Mr. Ioannis Andronikidis, Managing Director of ACTA SA said: Our strategic synergy with the leading certification organization TÜV AUSTRIA creates a new environment in Greece and beyond, for the certification of professionals. The quality in the provision of professional certification services is finally getting the expression it deserves. Our projects are many and particularly important and change the space giving the necessary impetus to the vision of credible and real added value certification with the support of the international Group of TÜV AUSTRIA. All of us at ACTA are extremely happy and confident about the brilliant results of this synergy.

Mr. Ioannis Kallias, CEO of TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas & Executive Business Director Business Assurance of TÜV AUSTRIA Group said: We welcome ACTA to the international group of TÜV AUSTRIA. ACTA is very well known since its foundation for its ethos, quality and distinctive footprint in professional skills certification market, has stood out for years now with all those features that fit perfectly with TÜV AUSTRIA’s DNA. Value standards, ethics, consistency and continuity, responsibility and ultimately high quality and reliability. The field of professional skills finds its expression through the synergy of the two leading companies in the field. The best are yet to come!

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