Kiwa Stories

Our Stories offer you insights into how Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) bring value, trust and progress to organizations and people all over the world.

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    Reliable innovations, safe installations and a sustainable future: Kiwa’s role in the energy transition

    Working with companies across the value chain to support the energy transition is a strategic focus for Kiwa, and a key driver of growth globally. But as Luca Votta, Global Business Sector Leader Renewable Energy at Kiwa, says: "This is not about following market trends. We believe that our new world will be greener and more sustainable for our future and also for generations to come."

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    Protecting information through continuous improvement: ISO/IEC 27001

    Information security is a major consideration for organisations around the world. Fortunately, the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards is here to help to better secure corporate information assets. In 2022, ISO 27001 and its extension 27002 are subject to change. Marjolein Veenstra from Kiwa knows all about these standards and helps our customers on their journey towards continuous improvement of their information security.

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    Digital X-rays: the future of material inspection

    Materials used in pipelines, machines and other industrial assets have traditionally been inspected visually or by means of X-ray imaging on film. Our colleagues at Kiwa Finland are among the world’s leading experts in using a new method: digital radiography, or digital X-ray imaging.

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    Eat them pure: delicious tasty bananas with a holistic touch

    Biodynamic farming stands for consistently organically grown food produced in harmony with nature, following a holistic, ecological and ethical approach to agriculture. We take you to Finca Laguna Salada, one of the first biodynamic Demeter-certified banana plantations in the Dominican Republic.

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    On-track to a high-speed future with railway certification

    As the world heads towards Net Zero, the promise of rail to lower energy use and emissions means more and more people will travel by train. Certification against the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) – a global system for the evaluation of rail sector companies ensures trains are running safely and efficiently.

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    Keeping our streets safely lit: Kiwa’s work with lighting columns

    When you walk or drive down the street at night, your path is likely illuminated by streetlights. They are so ubiquitous it’s easy to take them for granted. In the UK, for example, there are about 6.5 million publicly owned lighting columns. By inspecting the quality of these columns, Kiwa helps to keep our roads safely lit.

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  • 2 min
    Explore PVEL’s Testing at Historic PVUSA

    PVUSA is one of the first solar plants built in North America, and currently serves as the home of grid-connected, research-grade outdoor testbed operated by PV Evolutions Labs (PVEL), a member of the Kiwa Group.

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    Testing environmentally friendly infill in artificial turf pitches

    Every day, millions of people play on artificial turf pitches infilled with plastic or rubber granules. Despite the major advantages of these pitches, there are also drawbacks in terms of environmental impact. Kiwa has tested the use of environmentally friendly or organic filling. What challenges do these alternatives to rubber or plastic infill present?

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    Facing the MDR: Kiwa races to help customers transition

    Huge numbers of medical devices manufacturers will have to comply to the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) by May 2024 to be able to market their products in Europe. Kiwa helps clients throughout Europe, and beyond, with this challenge.

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    Finns and Dutch certify first water utility in Finland to ISO 55001

    Kiwa Finland has awarded the ISO 55001 certificate to Alva Water Supply. Kiwa colleagues from Finland and the Netherlands worked closely together, helping Alva to become the first water utility in the Nordic region to be certified according to ISO 55001. An effective international cooperation, with a satisfied customer as a result.

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