The investment will enable Kiwa to continue its current expansion strategy. With the support of ABN AMRO Participaties, the company increased its portfolio, from quality assurance and certification for the traditional working areas in construction and utilities (water, gas/energy), to agriculture and food, education, care, safety & security and CSR, and currently operates in more than 50 countries.
Incorporated in 1948 and led by CEO Paul Hesselink, Kiwa is a certification company with related inspection and lab operations, complemented with training, technology and data services. Currently, its working areas include construction, water and energy, transport, agriculture and food, safety and sustainability.
The company, which has around 1,150 employees in 9 countries, realized a turnover of more than €110m in 2010.