Brief History

The Bulgarian-German Institute for Quality and Industrial Management - Ltd (BGIQ) was incorporated at Gabrovo District Court on 27 July, 1999 with a head office in Gabrovo.
The partners in the institute are:

  1. Bulgarian Branch Chamber - Mechanical Engineering, Sofia.
  2. Technical University of Gabrovo.

The Institute was founded with the assistance of German Society for Technical Cooperation - Ltd (GTZ-GmbH).


The primary activities of BGIQ are training in the field of quality management systems,  environment management systems, occupational health and safety. Giving consultations to firms for introducing and certifying management systems by ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AQAP.

Facilities and Staff

BGIQ is situated in the Technical University of Gabrovo and has lecture halls and seminar rooms.
Accommodation for the course participants is provided at the hostels of TU-Gabrovo. The training is carried out by university lecturers and experts from consulting firms, who have taken part in developing and inroducing management systems. To enhance the study process computers and modern presentation techniques are used.


The BGIQ curricula comprise training courses for Internal Auditors. Besides training courses BGIQ will organize practical seminars in introducing ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AQAP, system reliability analysis, QFD, FMEA, statistical methods, quality costs, process improvement, environment aspects, requirements on quality management systems in car industry according to ISO/TS 16949, as well as in-company training in firms introducing management systems.


BGIQ offers consultations to various enterprises for: production, construction, services and software; when implementing and certifying management systems according to the standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, AQAP. On the basis of all this it could be concluded that BGIQ is the largest and the most complex centre dealing with the problems of quality which along with the other advantages has a strategic location - it is situated a few kilometers away from the Geographic centre of the Republic of Bulgaria.


For further information concerning BGIQ and its activities, courses, seminars, requests for consultations you can contact us at:

5300 Gabrovo, Bulgaria
4, H. Dimitar Street
+359 66 804758

e-mail: bgiq@tugab.bg

Created: 11.09.1999  Updated: 27.04.2015 ć.