affiliated companies network
An extended network of partners and services in which ISQ holds stakes
Since the 1980s, ISQ has invested in new businesses and companies which, in some cases, are spin-offs from its activity, and in others are simply the result of new opportunities or the benchmarking of its own activities.
Affiliated Companies in Portugal
3S Bluestabil – Stability Studies Services
ASK – Advisory Services Kapital
Operations in the areas of corporate finance, venture capital fund management and equity management, both directly and through affiliated companies.
CNE – Centro Nacional de Embalagem
Performs tests to assess the physical and mechanical characteristics of packages and packaging materials at the CNE Laboratory, and verifies the suitability of materials intended to come into contact with food.
dBwave.i – Acústica e Vibrações
Noise and vibration tests, acoustic studies and projects and corrective action plans.
Talent management software Implementation and digital solutions
Provision of services in the areas of mechanical engineering, especially in the calculation-based assessment of suitability for service (maintenance area), as well as consultancy, engineering design and development of engineering software.
Its main mission is the internationalisation of ISQ’s services.
It is a public limited company in which ISQ is the majority shareholder.
LABIAGRO – Laboratório Químico, Agroalimentar e Microbiológico
Labiagro is a Chemical and Microbiological Laboratory, focused on quality control and food safety.
It provides knowledge to supplement decision making and offers specialised services and integrated solutions that result in a significant improvement in the performance levels of organisations participating in the food chain. It also improves processes and therefore safeguards consumer health and well-being, contributing to minimising public health risks.
A EN ISO IEC/17025 accredited gas emissions and olfactometry testing laboratory, the only one in Portugal with accreditation for odours. It exclusively works in the “premium” segment of the emissions sector, conducting guarantee tests on monitoring and EN 14181 systems.
SO – Intervenção em Saúde Ocupacional
Provides services in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety.
Sondar.i – Amostragens e Tecnologias do Ar
Accredited testing laboratory for a wide range of physical-chemical parameters emitted by stationary sources.
SONDARLAB – Laboratório da Qualidade do Ar
Accredited laboratory for the characterisation and assessment of ambient air quality.
ISQ & CTAG
ISQCTAG is the result of a strategic partnership between ISQ and CTAG to form a company dedicated to the automotive sector.
It provides process engineering and robotics services and automotive component testing laboratories (environmental, material, fire and defect tests) accredited by ISO/IEC 17025
Statutory Metrology Activities: Metrological Verification Body (MVB) for car park and parking meter management systems.
Affiliated companies outside Portugal
Provides multiple technical inspection, and non-destructive and metrological testing and training services for the Angolan market in the oil, chemical and petrochemical industries, energy production, cement industry and agribusiness.
Operates in the Brazilian and South American markets and provides services in the following areas: integrity, remaining life assessment, advanced non-destructive testing, inspection of industrial equipment, technical support in the areas of quality, the environment and health and safety.
Labcal – Laboratórios de calibração e ensaios
First accredited calibration and testing laboratory in Cape Verde. Focused in industrial metrology (volume, pressure, temperature, mass, time and RPM calibration).
IDQ – Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Qualidade
Operating on the Chinese market, specifically Macau and Hong Kong, providing the service of inspections, tests and laboratory support to industry, services and public entities.
Operates in East Timor, with the following activities: architecture, engineering and consultancy, providing services in the areas of civil construction, training, quality, maintenance, safety and the environment and certifications of people, products, processes and companies.
With a focus on the aerospace market, it operates at the European Space Centre in French Guiana. Provides services in the field of operations management, technical inspections, risk analysis and procedure analysis/development for the Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega launch systems
Bringing the expertise of ISQ to the Spanish market. It focuses on the areas of inspections, non-destructive testing solutions, materials technology, training and technical consultancy.