HAPPY BIRTHDAY, QUO!
ACTIVE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS FOR 19 YEARS
This month QUO celebrates its 19th birthday.
We are looking back on an exciting and insightful time during which we were able to conduct more than 500 innovation projects from more than 24 different industries together with our customers.
HOW QUO BECAME WHAT IT IS: FROM A COMPONENT DEVELOPER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO AN INNOVATION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR TOMORROW’S PRODUCTS, PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGIES!
QUO was founded on April 1st, 2000 by Andreas Schlegel and Jochen Ganz under the name awtec AG for Technology and Innovation. The company name was derived from the company Amstein and Walthert, whose management member Hansjörg Leibundgut generously supported the foundation of awtec AG and became the first chairman of the board of directors of the new company.
Awtec’s goal was to develop components for innovative energy-efficient buildings. However, the company founders saw the potential to extend the business model to other industries, which was continuously implemented. Since 2010 awtec has been able to expand its range of services, in addition to pure engineering, to industrial design and to realize projects for various industries.
Due to the company’s extended range of services, it was decided to adapt the name and appearance. Thus, in addition to a fresh corporate design, the new name QUO was created. On January 1, 2014 awtec AG became QUO AG. The new name (lat. for “where to”) perfectly embodies QUO’s field of activity: We see ourselves as a source of inspiration for our customers and help them on their way to new developments.
With the move to the new office premises in 2016, QUO was able to adapt the infrastructure exactly to its needs and way of working. The open spaces enable creative exchange among the employees. Our own workshop and laboratories support rapid functional tests and the execution of individual production steps within projects. In addition, the integrated, mobile project rooms and separate telephone boxes meet the high demands of secrecy for QUO and its customers.
Andreas Halbleib has been managing QUO since September 2018. Under his leadership, the company will be further expanded so that QUO can continue to best support its customers in the development of tomorrow’s products, processes and technologies!
BROAD COMPETENCE AND MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS CUSTOMER BENEFITS
QUO has a broad spectrum of competencies, including business development, design thinking, usability, project management, technology scouting and transfer as well as industrial design and product development. Since its foundation in 2000, QUO has been able to continuously expand these competencies and successfully apply them in numerous projects.
Our interdisciplinary team also has a large pool of know-how in materials science, biomedicine, electronics, thermodynamics and mechanical engineering, to name but a few.
Over the past 19 years, QUO has also built up a large network of independent experts, producers and knowledge carriers whose expertise is available for customer projects.
We are pleased to contribute this knowledge in joint projects with and for our customers and to support our customers in developing state-of-the-art products, processes and technologies of tomorrow.