25 October 2021

Kiwa Sweden merges with Valiguard

Kiwa Sweden merges with Valiguard, a company specialised in food safety and organic certification of food producers e.g. against BRC, IFS and ISO/FSSC 22000. The acquisition is part of Kiwa's growth strategy to strengthen its position on the Swedish market.

Strengthening our competence

Kiwa and Valiguard are two leading companies that have long offered certification services for the Swedish market in the fields of food safety, biological treatment and production of food, management systems and other certifications. Together, the companies will increase their expertise.

"This is fully in line with our growth strategy," says Hans Lindahl, CEO for Kiwa Certification in Sweden. "We are strengthening our competence; Valiguard is highly competent in international food safety standards and we at Kiwa have a broad competence in national standards in the same category, in addition to our organic certification and certification of management systems."

Excellence throughout the chain

Kiwa Sweden's portfolio will be strengthened with various international standards such as BRC Food, FSSC 22000 and IFS. The agreement covers all of Valiguard's activities. The company will continue to operate as a legal entity. "The merger is good for both Valiguard's and Kiwa's customers and for the market as a whole. Together we can offer excellence throughout the chain: from farm to fork," says Josefine Liew, CEO of Valiguard AB.

About Kiwa Sweden

Kiwa creates safety for industry and society. We are an international provider of services in the fields of inspection, testing, certification, technical advice and training. In Sweden, 800 people work in one of our 25 local offices, from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south. Kiwa Sweden is part of the Kiwa Group, which has offices in more than 35 countries.