Company

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.

Facts & Figures

130

employees

75

% women

9

nationalities

8.000

clients

History

1926

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

1957

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

1958

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

1999

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

2000

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.

2007

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

2009

LVA is awarded the Austrian Cooperative Research Cooperation Prize.

2010

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

2010

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

2012

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

2013

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

2014

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

2017

LVA GmbH is certified according to EMAS.

2019

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

2021

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

Organisation & Management

Dr. Michael Gartner

President LVA GmbH, Managing Director Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt
Dr.<sup>in</sup> Eva-Maria Wanzenböck

Dr.in Eva-Maria Wanzenböck

Managing Director LVA GmbH
DI Julian Drausinger

DI Julian Drausinger

Deputy Managing Director Lebensmittelversuchsanstalt
Ing.<sup>in</sup> Kathrin Hangelmann

Ing.in Kathrin Hangelmann

Business Development
DI<sup>in</sup> Dorothea Roubicek

DIin Dorothea Roubicek

Head of Customer Service
DI<sup>in</sup> Claudia Gröller, BSc

DIin Claudia Gröller, BSc

Head of Bio Control Unit
Dr. Martin Hofer

Dr. Martin Hofer

Technical Director Inspection Unit, Director IFS Certification Unit

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The Lebensmittel­versuchsanstalt is the recognised national private centre of excellence and partner for all quality, legal and safety-related issues in the food industry. It is the subject and market leader in the field of knowledge transfer and product testing and evaluation, as well as in the legal evaluation of products and product innovations.

Careers

Uncompromising quality can only be achieved with people who are prepared to share this ambition – and who wish to grow along with this challenge. Are you looking for a challenging and multifaceted job in a modern, family-friendly and crisis-proof company? Click here to view our current vacancies!

Partnerships

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.