• Kiwa and Vinçotte are joining forces to offer a wider range of services and boost their international ambitions(2)

    1 December 2021

    Kiwa and Vinçotte, the largest inspection, auditing and certification company in Belgium, are joining forces. This merger enables us to move towards creating a one-stop-shop for TIC services to support clients across the world with a wider range of services.

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  • Kiwa and KPN Security: prevent cyber-attacks on smart devices

    4 November 2021

    Cybercriminals are increasingly attacking IoT consumer electronics. If it is up to Kiwa and KPN Security, this will soon change. The two companies have combined their expertise to help manufacturers and suppliers who wish to independently assess and certify their IoT consumer electronics. This ensures consumers that certified products meet standard safety requirements.

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  • EU wants to curb cybercrime through 'smart' consumer electronics

    3 November 2021

    Thermostats, doorbells, security cameras and other 'smart' products that do not meet minimum cybersecurity requirements are expected to be banned from the European market from 2024. This is the result of new EU legislation that was recently adopted, aiming to ensure that European consumers are better protected against cybercrime via web connected electronics.

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  • Look around in our labs? Check out our virtual tours!

    2 November 2021

    As an independent expert in the field of testing, inspection and certification, Kiwa has its own state-of-the-art laboratories and test facilities. Here our professionals test new products against the applicable quality requirements and carry out research into materials in the most diverse circumstances. Now you can look around in Kiwa’s labs yourself, wherever and whenever you want, thanks to our virtual tours.

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  • Kiwa quickly and effectively supports SanoMed with ISO 13485 certification

    2 November 2021

    SanoMed Manufacturing BV produces cosmetics, wound care products and nutritional supplements. The Dutch company’s unique feature is the frequent use of natural ingredients such as honey and olive oil. But medical devices and products based on natural sources also have to comply with the applicable laws and regulations, so SanoMed turned to Kiwa for renewal of its ISO 13485 certification.

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  • ViA: Temporary relaxation of sanctions due to high demand for SCL certifications

    25 October 2021

    The introduction of the ViA scheme, effective January 1, 2022, has created an overwhelming demand for certifications according to the NEN Safety Culture Ladder (SCL) scheme. This has caused a capacity shortage in certification bodies, which has led the Governance Code Veiligheid in de Bouw (GCVB) to decide to temporarily relax the requirements imposed on the means of evidence. Below you can read what this means.

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  • PSV Academy receives first Dutch Safe Sport Climate label

    5 October 2021

    The PSV Academy, a soccer school for young talented football players, hosted by Dutch football club PSV, is the first to receive the Safe Sport Climate label (Label Veilig Sportklimaat). With this a long-cherished wish of Toon Gerbrands (General Director of PSV, one of the top 3 football clubs in the Netherlands) has been fulfilled.

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  • Kiwa present at Intersolar Europe 2021

    17 September 2021

    Kiwa will join Intersolar Europe, world's leading exhibition for the solar industry in Munich, Germany. From 6-8 October we will be presenting our services dedicated to the Renewable Energies market.

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  • Businesses given extra time to apply UKCA marking

    2 September 2021

    The UK government has postponed the requirement for manufacturers to adopt the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark for goods placed in the UK market. Kiwa can advise on this somewhat complex area.

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  • RED Delegated Act: proposed date of adoption October 2021 with a transition period of 30 months

    30 August 2021

    To protect smart devices against hacks, data leaks, etc which are available on the European market compliance to the ETSI EN 303 645 articles 3.3 d, e and f of the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) will become mandatory through means of a delegated act. The proposed adoption period starts from October 2021, with a 30 month transition period. After the transition period compliance to these three articles will become mandatory.

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  • First Kiwa BRL K17701 certificate for low temperature heating manifolds issued to Uponor

    16 August 2021

    At the beginning of June, Kiwa issued the first certificate in accordance with the BRL K17701 'Manifolds for hot water and chilled water'. The German Uponor received the certificate for the low temperature heating manifold 'Uponor Vario S manifold LS'. A group of experts, consisting of manufacturers, customers and Kiwa, started at the end of 2015 with the development of the BRL K17701 for certifying manifolds for underfloor heating and radiator connections.

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  • Kiwa proud sponsor of plastic pipes conference PPXX

    29 July 2021

    From 6 to 8 September 2021, the International Plastic Pipes Conference and Exhibition will be held for the twentieth time, this time in the Amsterdam Hotel Okura. PPXX is the world's largest event about new developments in plastic pipes market. As a leading testing and certification body in the field of plastic pipes Kiwa is closely involved in the conference, both as a sponsor and as an testing and certifying authority.

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  • SHV welcomes Kiwa as a new Group to the SHV Family of companies

    12 July 2021

    Today, agreement had been reached on the acquisition by SHV of Kiwa. Kiwa is currently owned by NPM Capital and the Kiwa management and employees. SHV will fully support Kiwa in its next stages of development to become a most relevant leading, lasting and autonomous TIC organization.

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  • Kiwa and Alliander open first Dutch hydrogen demo house

    27 May 2021

    Kiwa and Alliander are opening the Hydrogen Experience Centre in Apeldoorn today: a demonstration and training location set up as a private home where professionals learn how to convert the natural gas supply in residential areas for hydrogen application. In the Hydrogen Experience Centre, Kiwa and Alliander demonstrate that hydrogen can be used excellently as a fuel in the built environment.

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  • Cyber security expert Hudson Cybertec and Kiwa join forces

    6 May 2021

    Hudson Cybertec, specialized in cyber security for Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS), is part of the Kiwa Group as from May 5th 2021. With this participation, Kiwa - a leading independent testing, inspection and certification organization - aims to expand its presence in the cyber security market, whereas Hudson Cybertec will profit from Kiwa’s worldwide network and expertise in the field of certification.

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  • Elia puts safety first with Safety Culture Ladder certification

    14 January 2021

    With the GoforZer0 programme, Belgian network provider Elia has maintained a strong focus on the safety of its business processes and employees over the last few years. Independent certifying body Kiwa Belgium has now awarded Elia for these efforts with the prestigious international Safety Culture Ladder (SCL) certificate.

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  • Kiwa hydrogen specialists contribute to Toyota Mirai

    12 January 2021

    From March this year it will be in the showroom, the new hydrogen powered Toyota Mirai. As usual, the Japanese car manufacturer did not go overnight in the development of its new vehicle and invested heavily in new components and techniques. Toyota turned to Kiwa to test new high pressure components for the new Mirai's hydrogen powertrain. Commercial manager Daan ten Have of Kiwa Alternative Fuels and Pressure Products tells more about it.

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  • Hartis telecare receives first Kiwa ISO/IEC 27701 certification

    16 December 2020

    Kiwa today awarded the first certification for privacy information management to Hartis Telezorg. This new standard was developed by experts from Kiwa in close cooperation with NEN. Organisations that have made visibly good arrangements for the protection of privacy in the processing of personal data and meet the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27701 standard are eligible for the certification.

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  • Kiwa is certifying public face masks for quality label according to NEN-spec 1-2

    22 December 2020

    Upon request of several market parties and stakeholders NEN initiated the realisation of a certification scheme for public face masks. This in response to the obligation to wear a face mask in indoor public spaces in The Netherlands as from 1 December, 2020. The legal obligation results in a great demand, but also causes much uncertainty regarding the quality of the face masks. As the only certifying institute in the committee of experts, Kiwa was actively involved in the development of the certification scheme.

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  • Eneco anchors sustainable objectives in business operations with the ISO 55001 certificate for Asset Management from Kiwa

    19 November 2020

    Kiwa has certified Eneco with the ISO 55001 certificate for Asset Management. With this, the energy company anchors its objectives regarding sustainability in its business operations through sustainably managed production resources. Today, Kiwa awarded the certificate to Cees de Haan, director of Eneco’s Wind & Solar business unit.

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