For our exemplary commitment to apprenticeship training, we were awarded the “INEO” by the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce!

INEO stands for “innovation, sustainability, commitment and orientation”. This award is another visible sign of the quality of apprenticeship training.

We are pleased and very proud to count ourselves among these exemplary companies.


Under the motto “Agility-Health-Safety”, we have intensively dealt with the topic of health in our company over the last few years.

For the successfully completed project and its sustainable implementation in regular operations, we were awarded the BGF seal of quality on 6 February 2018 at the Ursulinenhof in Linz by Health Minister Beate Hartinger-Klein, among others.


The “Innviertler” was awarded to AGS-Engineering, in the category 10-49 employees.

On Thursday March 2, 2017, companies from the districts Schärding, Braunau and Ried were awarded with the economic award “Innviertler” in the districts newspaper (BezirksRundschau), their partner Sparkasse OÖ, WKOÖ, Land OÖ and tax consultant Herbert Niedermayer.

This award is awarded only once every 4 years, and distinguishes companies
– whose business successes have a signal effect for the whole area Innviertel
– which set particular economic impulses in the region
– securing existing jobs and creating new jobs
– which are strongly established in the region
– which create pioneering innovations

The award presentation took place at the Loryhof in Wippenham.
In each category, three nominees were called on the stage and received a certificate. Finally, the presenter got an envelope with the actual winner. The excitement was so great and even greater the pleasure as AGS actually received the “Innviertler”.

“This Award is above all YOUR success”

With these words, managing director Walter Kohlbauer displays how proud he is of his employees and the AGS-team!


The Best Business Award for Sustainable Corporate Governance is given annually to companies from the Danube-Moldova European Region that perform exceptionally well in terms of sustainability.

After an extensive audit process, we made it to the final round. The joy was enormous, we actually reached 1st place!

The prize was awarded to us on 25 October 2016 in the newly built Fill Customer and Innovation Centre in Gurten at a festive evening event under the patronage of Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (represented at the award gala by Helmut Brunner, Bavarian State Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry), Member of the State Parliament Doris Hummer, Chairwoman of the Upper Austrian Business Association and Mgr Jiri Zimola, District Governor of South Bohemia.



On 7 Sept. 2015, AGS was awarded in the category “Innovation-up to 50 employees” in very festive atmosphere at the new Weberziele  in Ried, the economic price “INN AWARD 2015.”  Our company was assessed by a jury consisting of experts and leaders from business, institutions and media. Decisive for the award was the overall innovative character of AGS-Engineering and the fact that over the past 3 years we have doubled the turnover and number of employees.


AGS Engineering GmbH, systems engineering and facility automation company, located in TechnoZ in Ried received the award “Industry Leader Austria.”

It is not the size or the turnover of a company that is crucial, but the exemplary and innovative character. Heinz Hoffer , the managing director  also emphasized “Industry Leader Austria is not a competition, distinguished through their individual strengths.” Industry Leading companies are involved through their achievements, absolute benchmarks and performance in developing the economy. Walter Kohlbauer, AGS-managing director states: “it is only possible with a compatible team in which everyone contributes and implements accordingly.”  AGS-Engineering is a competent automation partner in the fields of automation, building control, access control, software, robotics, image processing, engineering and electrical engineering. (Tips Ried Oct. 2011)


With this award, the Red Cross of Upper Austria honors companies, schools, associations, and individuals who show special commitment to volunteering.

AGS-Engineering promotes and lives voluntarism and was awarded in the category small business. Walter Kohlbauer, managing director, and his family go above and beyond being good examples. They are in choirs, in the parish council, involved in the volunteer fire department, sports clubs and the Red Cross. Many people follow this example and also engage in voluntary activities, which in turn will be rewarded with paid exemption.
During the last flood the volunteers involved from the company were granted paid leave.