We create trust

for a better tomorrow

We are Kiwa. With our assurance, testing, inspection, certification, training, consultancy and data 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.


12.000+ employees

Our company boasts a dynamic workforce of over 12,000 dedicated professionals. With their expertise and commitment, we continuously strive for excellence in delivering top-tier products and services to our global customer base.

35+ Countries

Operating in more than 35 countries, our extensive network of offices enables us to provide tailored solutions and support to clients worldwide. This expansive reach strengthens our ability to foster collaboration and understanding on a global scale.


200+ locations

Upholding our commitment to quality and safety, we maintain a vast network of over 200 locations, including offices and advanced testing laboratories, spread across the globe. 

Our story

The roots of entities around the globe that form the present-day Kiwa lie in the safeguarding of people's health and safety by providing a high quality verification service. In many cases, this role originated from a governmental mandate in sectors including gas, energy, drinking water and construction or production safety.

The Kiwa that gives the present-day company its name was founded in 1948 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.

Proud member of

the SHV family



Since 2021, we are a member of SHV Family of Companies. Over 56.750 people all over the world shape SHV, all sharing the same Purpose and Values.

The SHV Family of Companies consists of SHV Energy (energy distribution), Makro (cash-and-carry wholesale), Mammoet (heavy lifting and transport activities), ERIKS (industrial services), Nutreco (animal nutrition and aquafeed), NPM Capital (exploration, development, providing private equity), ONE-Dyas (production of oil and gas) and Kiwa (testing, inspection and certification).

SHV fully endorses the importance of impartiality and avoidance of potential conflicts of interests in the TIC activities of Kiwa. Therefore, SHV does not in any way interfere in the primary TIC processes of Kiwa, where customers and authorities rely on the impartial technical competences, judgements and decisions of Kiwa staff.

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