1947

Founded by Dr. Felix Schuhfried.
Production of electro-medical and scientific devices devices, especially TENS devices, non-invasive blood flow meters and ECG machines.

1959

Production of psychological testing and measurement devices starts.

1962

Purchase of premises near University of Vienna; major expansion of production, sales and scientific cooperation with university institutes.

1969

The psychology department is hived off as an independent subsidiary.

1975

New premises for the psychology department are built in Moedling. This building is enlarged several times in the years that follow. Ever-increasing use is made of new technologies such as microprocessor technology.

1978

First steps in the development of computerized psychological assessment.

1980

Start of cooperation with the Austrian Roaad Safety Board (Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit) on the advancement of traffic psychology. Development of the ART 90, which then becomes the standard tool for assessment of fitness to drive.

1983

Expansion of the production facilities.

1987

Development of the PC/S Test System. This is a breakthrough in computerized psychological assessment.

1989

A subsidiary is set up in Potsdam, Germany.

1990

Establishment of a software company in Poland, which operates as an independent profit center.

1991

Merger of the electro-medical and psychological subsidiaries.

1992

Further expansion of the premises in Moedling.

1993

Start of a greater emphasis on psychological research and development work. This results in close cooperation with leading university institutes on the development of new psychological tests (intelligence tests, ability tests, personality tests, etc).

1994

Systematic development of an international sales network.

1995

Development of the computerized biofeedback.

1996

Completion of the traffic psychology test battery, for assessment of fitness to drive, which replaces the ART 90.

1997

Completion of projects funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Fund to explore improvements in  psychological assessment under the Windows operating system.

1998

Certification under ISO 9002 and EN 46002: in accordance with the Medical Products Act, SCHUHFRIED products bear the CE mark. For many years expenditure on research and development has represented more than 25% of the turnover.

2001

In recognition of its outstanding business performance, the company is granted the right to use the Austrian coat of arms.

2001

Certification under to EN ISO 9001 and EN 46001. The quality assurance methods that we have developed and introduced underpin all the work we do.

2002

Expansion of the company`s head office and production facilities in Moedling.

2003

Contract signed with the 25th international distributor.

2005

Launch of Biofeedback 2000x-pert.

2007

Launch of CogniPlus, the software program for cognitive training and rehabilitation.

2008

Gerald Schuhfried (representing the third generation) becomes managing director. Opening of a branch in Melun near Paris.

2010

The Vienna Test System is installed in the 65th country (Cuba).

2010

Contract signed with the 40th international distributor.

2012

Launch of the new Vienna Test System (version 7.00) and the four specialized versions: Vienna Test System HR, Vienna Test System NEURO, Vienna Test System TRAFFIC and Vienna Test System SPORT.

2012

The Webshop goes live - for buying and extending licenses and for Web Direct Testing.

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