Kiwa and Vinçotte join forces, agreement concluded
Vinçotte, Belgium’s largest inspection, audit and certification company, also present in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, is now officially part of the Kiwa Group. The signatures for this agreement have been placed on Friday 20 May, 2022.
The agreement between Kiwa and Vinçotte was pending Belgian competition authority approval since December 1, when the decision to merge was first announced. Eventually, the authority approved on May 12, 2022.
By joining forces, Kiwa and Vinçotte are taking a firm step forward to offer a one stop shop for Testing, Inspection and Certification Services (TIC), which can support clients worldwide with a wider range of services. Together, Kiwa and Vinçotte employ around 10,000 experts in 40 countries on all continents.
Said Bernard De Cannière, CEO of Vinçotte: “My colleagues and I are very pleased that our agreement with Kiwa is finally official. From today on, we can actively work on realising the many positive synergies between our companies. Vinçotte and Kiwa complement each other very well in terms of expertise and geographical presence. Together, we can offer our customers even better quality and even more diversified services. Thus, we will confirm our leading position on a global scale. We are looking forward to this exciting new phase in the life of 150-year old Vinçotte.”
From left to right: Bernard De Cannière, CEO of Vinçotte, Paul Hesselink, CEO of Kiwa, Luc Lallemand, Chairman of the Board of Vinçotte, Luc Leroy, COO of Kiwa and Dirk Boogmans, Director of the Board of Vinçotte on May 20, 2022.