IMQ is one of Italy’s top players in the field of conformity assessment.
Backed by almost 70 years of operation, we are the ideal partner for companies, organisations and professionals who want to dial up their value by certifying the safety, quality and performance of their work and their products.
We offer certification services, testing, inspections and audits to support all the major sectors of the manufacturing and service industries.
Our experience comes from working closely with manufacturers, businesses, organisations and service providers operating in a wide range of sectors. All this translates into a major benefit for our customers because it gives them an authoritative partner, with extensive experience, that is a technical consultant to ministries and public authorities on matters of auditing to ensure properly regulated markets, that has top-quality staff and is a member of the main working groups on international standards.
IMQ S.p.A. was formed in 1999 at the behest of the Istituto Italiano del Marchio di Qualità, an independent, non-profit association founded in 1951 by a group of major Italian scientific and technical bodies operating in the electrical sector. These were the post-war years, and in the rush to rebuild there was a risk that safety would become a secondary concern. So there was a need for a body that would regulate the market, by ensuring that products offered for sale met clearly defined quality requirements.
Over the years, the Istituto Italiano del Marchio di Qualità gradually extended its field of operation and acquired control of other companies, culminating in the decision, in 1999, to form IMQ S.p.A. to take over all operational activities, leaving the original institute free to focus on the promotion and dissemination of a culture of safety, quality and sustainability.
IMQ S.p.A. now belongs to its holding company, IMQ Group. On the international stage, IMQ has companies operating in China (IMQ Certification Shanghai), Poland (IMQ Polska), Spain (IMQ Iberica), Turkey (IMQ Turkey) and the United Arab Emirates (IMQ Gulf).
IMQ Group represents a group of companies with an important goal: the dissemination of safety and quality.
They pursue this goal by means of product certification, testing for conformity with EU Directives, certification of management systems, audits of buildings and installations, laboratory testing, technical/regulatory support, training and export support.
IMQ Group S.r.l. is the lead company in the IMQ Group, which is structured as shown in the adjacent diagram.