Kiwa has signed an agreement with the warehouse safety inspection institute KVVM, which will now become part of Kiwa Nederland. KVVM specialises in carrying out safety inspections of storage racks, metal staircases, ladders and platforms. Kiwa, an NPM Capital portfolio company, is a quality assurance firm that carries out testing, inspection and certification (TIC) activities at an international level.
“Our current and future clients will continue to work with the same people and benefit from the same expertise,” says Hans Aalsters, Director of KVVM. “As part of Kiwa, we will be able to take advantage of the clout and the international network of a big organisation in the field of testing, inspection and certification. That will create great opportunities for us to expand and deepen the service we provide, and we will be able to offer that service to a larger client base. For our part, KVVM brings Kiwa new services – particularly inspection services – and a great client portfolio.”
Wim van Vreeswijk, Director of the Building & Civil Engineering division at Kiwa Nederland, adds, “By adding KVVM to Kiwa’s portfolio, we are augmenting our service with specific inspection expertise and experience in stairs, racks and platforms. This knowledge and expertise is a great fit for our existing activities in the construction sector. The synergy we are creating with this acquisition has a lot to offer clients of both firms. We look forward to a bright future together.”
About Kiwa and KVVM
Kiwa is one of the global top 20 businesses operating in the field of testing, inspection and certification (TIC). Kiwa’s service focuses on increasing confidence in its clients’ products, services, processes, systems (including management systems) and employees. Kiwa is active in diverse market segments, from construction to drinking water and from food, feed and farm to energy provision. The firm’s clients operate in sectors such as industry, corporate service provision and the public and private utilities industry, as well as within governments and international organisations. More than 4,500 people are employed at Kiwa’s business units around the world, in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America. The company’s annual revenue tops €500 million.
KVVM is registered in Almere and carries out safety inspections in the Netherlands and Belgium. The company is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council and has five employees.