Where everyone pulls together: RAL Quality Assurance Associations are an amalgamation of particularly quality-conscious manufacturers and service providers. As organisations recognised by RAL, they are responsible for the quality assurance system. They thus award companies the right to carry the RAL Gütezeichen (Quality Mark), regularly check the Quality Assurance & Test Specifications and monitor strict adherence with them. RAL currently unites 112 Quality Assurance Associations with around 9,000 member companies.