Kiwa: We create trust

About Kiwa

We are Kiwa, a world top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). With our certification, inspection, testing, training and consultancy services, we create trust in our customers' products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees.

We do so in a wide variety of markets segments, ranging from construction and energy supply to drinking water, healthcare, food, feed & farming. Areas of expertise include management systems, corporate social responsibility and lab testing, among many others.

We have clients in manufacturing and process industries, (business) services, public and private utilities, governments and international institutions.

Kiwa employs over 4300 people in more than 100 offices in over 40 countries across the world, mainly in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Kiwa history

The Kiwa that gives the present-day company its name was founded in 1948 in The Netherlands by the Dutch drinking water companies. They wanted to safeguard drinking water supply in the country by having every item that might come into contact with drinking water, examined. In those days, KIWA (in capitals) was an acronym for Keuringsinstituut voor WaterleidingArtikelen (Institution for the Examination of Waterworks Articles). Nowadays, we've dropped the acronym as today's Kiwa comprises much more than just drinking water expertise. We're globally active in a wealth of markets, offering a broad range of products and services.

Read more about the Kiwa Group, our history and where we are globally active on our global website.

NVCi Member

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Kiwa is member of NVCi, the Dutch Association Certification services. NVCi is the branch organization for certification- and inspection organizations in The Netherlands.