• SERMI webshop launched

    19 February 2024

    From 1 April 2024 only companies and mechanics which are certified according to the SERMI guideline are allowed to work on components and software related to vehicle security. You can now do this quickly and easily through the Kiwa webshop.

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  • Kiwa CE GAR certificate for Cooll Sustainable Energy Solutions' SuperHybrid gas heat pump

    19 December 2023

    Cooll Sustainable Energy Solutions, a Dutch specialist in innovative, sustainable heating solutions, recently received the CE GAR certificate from Kiwa for its SuperHybrid gas heat pump. This marks a significant milestone for the young company, which utilizes advanced gas adsorption technology in the SuperHybrid.

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  • Dutch Rowing Teams on the Road to Paris 2024 Olympics

    14 December 2023

    An exciting sport year lies ahead! With the Paris Olympics in sight, Kiwa is gearing up to support the Dutch rowing athletes on their journey to France. Upcoming competitive training sessions, important for the Olympic crew formations, will take place on December 15, 19, and 22.

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  • New implementation date for mandatory SERMI certification: April 1, 2024

    5 December 2023

    Important news for independent auto, damage repair and motorhome companies: SERMI certification, mandatory for theft prevention-related software and vehicle parts, takes effect in the Netherlands on April 1, 2024. You will are able to easily and quickly start your certification online with Kiwa.

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  • Follow-up HyDelta program focusses on tangible hydrogen application

    27 November 2023

    This month marks the start of the third phase of the public-private hydrogen research program HyDelta. HyDelta 3 focuses on the economic and technical integration of hydrogen gas into the national gas transportation and distribution system. As part of the HyDelta consortium, Kiwa is taking on a significant number of work packages within HyDelta 3.

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  • NIS2: New European cybersecurity regulations on the horizon

    22 November 2023

    Cybersecurity remains a hot topic, not only due to the continuously increasing number of hacks and ransomware attacks but also from the perspective of regulators and the evolving legal framework in this field. Europe is on the verge of introducing new cybersecurity guidelines: the Network and Information Security Directive 2 (NIS2).

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  • Revised ISO 27001 now accepted in Europe too

    8 November 2023

    There is now a European version of the revised standard for information security management systems ISO/IEC 27001 that was updated last year. This European version is identical to the global version, with the addition of a European preface.

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  • Kiwa assesses First Aid courses of the Dutch Red Cross

    3 October 2023

    The Dutch Red Cross (het Nederlandse Rode Kruis, NRK) and Kiwa have recently agreed upon a collaboration regarding the assessment of First Aid training programs. As part of this initiative, Kiwa conducts audits during First Aid courses at various locations.

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  • Five questions about the revised ISO 27001:2022

    11 September 2023

    The recent revision of ISO 27001:2022 has led to changes and new opportunities for organizations involved in information security. We asked Marjolein Veenstra, Kiwa's scheme manager for ISO 27001, to delve deeper into the implications and benefits of this revision.

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  • Infographic: How hydrogen drives the energy transition

    6 September 2023

    Hydrogen (H2) plays an important role in the energy transition. Currently, hydrogen is mostly applied in industry, mobility and the built environment. In this infographic Kiwa's hydrogen experts zoom in on these three applications. Discover the role of hydrogen as an energy source, as an energy carrier, for vehicles and for decarbonising the natural gas grid.

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  • Exploring the future of energy: Kiwa showcases hydrogen services at Gastech Exhibition 2023 in Singapore

    29 August 2023

    Kiwa joins forces with Eriks and SHV Energy to showcase our hydrogen solutions at the Gastech Exhibition, 5-8 September 2023. We invite you to visit our stand A512 and discover the limitless possibilities of this clean energy source.

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  • RED Delegated act application date postponed to 1 August 2025

    25 July 2023

    The European Commission has recently announced an update regarding the application date of the RED (Radio Equipment Directive). On 20 July 2023, the commission published an amended delegated regulation (EU) 2022/30, specifically focusing on the essential requirements for radio equipment. This amendment not only delays the application date but also includes some corrections.

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  • Sports centre Indoor Action first independent fitness club to qualify for FITcert in Europe

    13 July 2023

    Dutch-based sports centre Indoor Action is the first independent fitness club in the Netherlands and Europe to go for a FITcert certificate and will therefore be assessed by Kiwa ISA Sport. Fitness is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe. With the new European quality mark FITcert, fitness centres can demonstrate that they work to the highest quality standards.

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  • Kiwa sponsors Green Team Twente

    10 July 2023

    Kiwa has recently become an official partner of Green Team Twente. This racing team, consisting of students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences, has been building hydrogen cars since 2011 and has previously participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon. Green Team Twente is now focusing on developing a hydrogen race car for the Formula Student. Kiwa supports Green Team Twente with risk analyses.

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  • Effective date for mandatory SERMI certification postponed

    6 July 2023

    SERMI, the mandatory certification for independent car, body repair and motorhome companies working on software and components related to theft prevention, has postponed its effective date of 1 August 2023 until further notice. SERMI is expected to communicate a new effective date in the second half of 2023.

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  • Kiwa now accredited for SERMI certification

    14 June 2023

    Kiwa is one of the first companies in Europe that is now an accredited inspection body to authorize vehicle workshops according to SERMI (Security-Related Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Information). Soon, SERMI, the new authorization certification for theft and security-related vehicle data - will be introduced in the EU and several of the EU's partner countries (including Norway).

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  • New in our test portfolio: the ‘Hydrogen Embrittlement Test’

    13 June 2023

    More and more manufacturers of hydrogen tanks and components are busy setting up mass production to be a part of the important role hydrogen is set to play in fuelling our economy. As one of the global leaders in hydrogen testing, we recently added an important new test method to our portfolio at the Kiwa Automotive Lab in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

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  • Kiwa investigates cooperation regarding Hydrogen in the Netherlands and Japan

    2 June 2023

    Both Japan and the Netherlands have a strong interest in hydrogen as a clean energy source and are working on its development and implementation. What are the strengths of both countries? Kiwa researched this for Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO). This resulted in the action plan 'Towards reducing hydrogen supply chain costs', which you can download below.

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  • Ensuring Quality and Reliability: Kiwa's Comprehensive Testing Services

    31 May 2023

    Discover how Kiwa's comprehensive testing services ensure quality, compliance, and reliability for businesses worldwide. From their global network of over 60 laboratories to their advanced methods and expert personnel, Kiwa helps businesses gain trust, mitigate risks, and deliver high-performance solutions. Learn more about their diverse testing capabilities and how they can enhance your products and processes.

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  • Kiwa appointed as a Notified Body for RED articles 3.3 d/e/f/g and 3.4

    17 May 2023

    Kiwa is one of the first organizations to be officially listed by European Commission as a Notified Body for the Articles 3.3 d/e/f/g and 3.4, the latest activated articles of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (2014/53/EU). After a thorough audit procedure, Kiwa has passed all criteria and has been granted the Notified Body status, now under the sharpened rules, for RED Article 3.3 d/e/f/g and 3.4.

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