LVA GmbH is Austria’s largest private institute for analyses and expertise for the food, feed, environment, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics sectors. At its headquarters in Klosterneuburg, over 130 highly specialised employees are ready to provide expert advice to diverse customer groups. From producers, importers, exporters and bottlers, to trading companies and communal catering, as well as catering establishments and canteen kitchens. Customers from over 70 countries trust in the services of LVA.

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The association “Lebensmittel-Versuchsanstalt” (LVA) becomes constituted.


Relocation to company building and headquarters at Blaasstraße 29, Wien/Vienna 19


The Research Institute of Nutritional Science (FIE) is founded from the research department of LVA.


The certification body receives initial accreditation in accordance with EN 45011 from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour on 16 April.


The testing and inspection body receives initial accreditation in accordance with EN 45001 and EN 45004 from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour on 15 May.


“LVA GmbH” is founded and the business areas are divided between the newly founded company and the LVA food testing institute.


LVA is awarded the Austrian Cooperative Research Cooperation Prize.


The business operations of Österreichisches Getränkeinstitut (ÖGI) are acquired.


The ground-breaking ceremony of the new location at Magdeburggasse 10 in Klosterneuburg is held on 6 October.


The new LVA GmbH building is ceremoniously inaugurated on 20 February by the Governor of Lower Austria, Dr Erwin Pröll.


On 2 December, the LVA food testing institute is awarded the certificate in accordance with ISO 29990:2010 by the certification body TÜV Austria.


The LVA organic control body AT-BIO-901 celebrates its 20th anniversary.


LVA GmbH is certified according to EMAS.


On 23 December, the Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt is awarded the certificate in accordance with ISO 21.001:2018 by the certification body TÜV Austria.


BBA Capitalpartners Management GmbH takes over as the new owner of LVA GmbH.

Organisation & Management

Dr. Michael Gartner

President LVA GmbH, Managing Director Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt
Mag. Philip Siegel

Mag. Philip Siegel

Managing Director LVA GmbH
Dr. Helmut Rost

Dr. Helmut Rost

Head of Laboratory, Technical Director LVA GmbH
DI Julian Drausinger

DI Julian Drausinger

Deputy Managing Director Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt
DI<sup>in</sup> Dorothea Roubicek

DIin Dorothea Roubicek

Head of Customer Service
DI Christof Schwaiger

DI Christof Schwaiger

Head of Certification & Inspection
DI<sup>in</sup> Claudia Kessler, BSc

DIin Claudia Kessler, BSc

Head of Organic Certification Body
Dr. Martin Hofer

Dr. Martin Hofer

Head of IFS Certification Body
Verena Schörg, M.A.

Verena Schörg, M.A.

Head of Inspection Body

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Controlled quality, tested products and safe consumption from a single source. LVA consolidates a wide range of expertise. Nevertheless, we engage in an intensive exchange of information with scientific institutes, platforms and reliable partners. Why do we do this? Because collaborations offer the best opportunity to expand our own horizons and at the same time the range of products for our customers.