Kiwa NV in Rijswijk and R2B Inspecties BV in Zaltbommel are combining their inspection, audit and training activities in the fire and burglary security sector. The partnership will provide customers of both parties the advantage of a one-stop-shop. R2B’s knowledge and experience is an excellent addition to Kiwa’s existing portfolio in this market. In turn, Kiwa will provide R2B with access to its broad European network. The partnership will result in Zaltbommel having a specialist business employing some 150 people, which offers a complete spectrum of service in terms of fire safety and security covering life, property and the environment.
Anton van Ballegooijen, Director of R2B: “By going into partnership with Kiwa, we will be able to offer our customers a broad European network and enrich our fire safety and security portfolio of services with complementary expertise in a wide range of European accreditations and notifications.” The current inspection activities will be continued from Zaltbommel, just as their clients are accustomed to.
Luc Leroy, Director of Kiwa Netherlands: “Kiwa has been operating in the market for fire safety and security for many years. The new partnership with R2B will enable us to strengthen our position in this market and to offer our customers an even more complete spectrum of services: not just in terms of inspections, but training too. That is very important, because now that government requirements are being even further refined, the need for knowledge and support is growing rapidly.
Kiwa is an independent, highly qualified organisation whose core business is certification. This work is supported by inspection, testing, technology, training and data services. Kiwa increases its customers’ trust in products, processes, systems and people in almost all market segments, ranging from the provision of energy and drinking water, construction, mobility, security, healthcare, food, feed & farm to corporate social responsibility. Kiwa employs more than 1,600 people in over 50 locations in nine European countries, Turkey, China, South Korea, Taiwan, India and nine countries in Latin America.
R2B is a leading, accredited service provider specialising in fire and burglary security. R2B provides inspection and other fire safety services from its base in Zaltbommel. These services comprise carrying out inspections and giving training courses from a position of complete independence, objectivity and integrity.