When you bring something new onto the market, you naturally want to eliminate quality and safety risks as far as possible. Kiwa has over 30 laboratories for almost all standards tests and specific areas of application in the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey, South Korea and China. All Kiwa laboratories are accredited for a wide range of tests. The approval tests that we conduct cover all kinds of aspects, ranging from efficiency and electrical safety to electro-magnetic compatibility(EMC). Kiwa is also a Notified Body for Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and Competent Body for the EMC-Directive.
Kiwa has been appointed as a Notified Body by the Dutch Government and is therefore entitled to perform nescessary testing to the CE Gas Appliance Directive, CE Boiler Efficiency Directive and CE construction Products Directive.
In the fully equipped Kiwa laboratory, research can be carried out for you into the most far-ranging aspects of all current materials and systems in the area of facades and roofs. For instance, roof and facade coverings are tested for stability, composition and resistance against fixed and variable loads. Complete roof and facade systems can be tested for, among other things, water and air tightness, resistance against wind stress and big temperature fluctuations.
Go to the website of Kiwa BDA Testing (in Dutch only)
Kiwa is the right partner to test and certify conformity of the various parts of your gas appliance (one-stop shop). Tests of all kind can be included in the test programme. Kiwa also operates and has co-operation agreements with various laboratories around the globe (for instance in Japan and North America). In the Kiwa laboratory for gas and gas installations, applications and installations for gas are being developed and tested. This ranges from the distribution of gas to quality and safety.
Go to the Kiwa Technology website
In a highly specialised laboratory, Kiwa can determine all relevant properties of nearly all materials used in civil works and road construction for you. Kiwa investigates mechanical behaviour, durability in civil engineering, hydraulic behaviour, application and environmental and hygienical aspects. The labs are the most broadly accredited and largest in Dutch civil engineering.
Go to the Kiwa KOAC-NPC website
Using correctly calibrated equipment, you can be sure that you are taking accurate measurements. Kiwa will calibrate your measurement equipment based on standards that can be converted to national standards. If your meter does not comply with the specifications, Kiwa can adapt the equipment for you.
The Kiwa polymer laboratory is specialised in inspecting, testing and analyzing various kinds of plastics and rubbers.
Go to the web page of our Expert Centre Sanitary Appliances to see what we can do for you.
The right surface is crucial when practicing any kind of sports. In the laboratory for sports floors, Kiwa tests and analyses indoor and outdoor pitches for you, whether grass or artifical, and solid sports floors.
Go to the Kiwa ISA Sport website
Kiwa offers you test facilities for solar panels, solar heat collectors and installation components like inverters, glass and distribution units. In the accredited laboratory, tests are conducted according to standard IEC and European regulations, as well as according to regional standards.