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30 Years of Q-DAS


After 30 years of Q-DAS, we look back on what we achieved and we are full of expectations for what lies ahead of us. Being part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we face new fields of application for which we developed innovative solutions. Quality, reliability, expertise and enthusiasm are what has shaped the success of Q-DAS for 30 years now. Let us reach the summit of modern and successful quality assurance together.



  • History

    How it all began ...


    1988 - Edgar Dietrich and Alfred Schulze founded the „GDS Gesellschaft für Datenverarbeitung und Systemtechnik mbH“

    1993 - Company operated under Q-DAS GmbH

    1994 - Q-DAS was amongst the first software houses possessing an EN ISO 9001 certified QM system

    1996 - Development of the Q-DAS ASCII transfer format for a cross-system exchange of quality information

    2000 - Q-DAS moved into a new office building in Weinheim providing plenty of space for training participants and employees

    2004 - Q-DAS earned the "TOP 100 - Excellent Innivators in the German Middle Class"

    2007 - Finals of the "Entrepreneur of the Year 2007", Schulze retired, Dietrich became the sole owner

    2010 - TEQ Training & Consulting GmbH became training company of the Q-DAS Group

    2015 - Hexagon Metrology acquired Q-DAS Group

    2017 - Hexagon acquired eMMA software suite and added new members to the Q-DAS team

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Part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Business - Software

Location - Weinheim, Germany

Employees - Worldwide about 100

Founding year - 1988