23 May 2022

Kiwa welcomes PI Berlin to the Kiwa Germany Group


From left to right: Steven Xuereb (Chairman PI Berlin), Sven Lehmann (Chairman PI Berlin), Dr Gero Schoenwasser (Managing Director Kiwa Deutschland GmbH), Prof Dr Roland Huettl (Managing Director Kiwa Deutschland GmbH) May 2022.

"We are very pleased to be able to attract PI Berlin with its well-established solar photovoltaic technical diligence and quality assurance services to the Kiwa Group," says Dr Gero Schoenwasser, adding, "This is another milestone in the Kiwa Group's consistent focus on modern TIC services (testing, inspection, certification) in the field of sustainability."

"PI Berlin is an excellent fit for Kiwa," says a delighted Prof Dr Roland Huettl, adding, "PI Berlin employs proven experts in the solar industry - a perfect complement both to our existing solar division and to Kiwa's overall service portfolio."

“We are excited to join the growing renewable energy sector of the Kiwa Group and see opportunities to unlock further growth in our business through close cooperation with the other Kiwa Group companies providing complimentary services”, says Mr. Sven Lehmann, CEO and co-founder of PI Berlin, adding that “since the successful acquisition of SolarBuyer in 2018, PI Berlin has been on a continued growth trajectory and the acquisition by the Kiwa Group will further accelerate this process”.

PI Berlin was founded in 2006 and is one of the leading technical advisory, risk management and quality assurance providers for solar and storage equipment and systems. With an international team of over 100 experts, the company offers auditing, testing, inspection and engineering services for a wide range of investors, utilities, developers, EPCs and government entities in the industry. The main locations of PI Berlin are Germany (Berlin), Spain (Bilbao), the USA (Boston) and China (Shanghai and Suzhou). PI Berlin also has a licensing cooperation for PV module testing with Mitsui Chemicals in Japan and India.

Sven Lehmann and Steven Xuereb will continue to drive the business of PI Berlin as active board members. Dr Schoenwasser from Kiwa Deutschland GmbH will additionally join the PI Berlin board.