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.