EuroLoop, a world leader in oil and gas calibration services, has signed a partnership agreement with Kiwa, an international independent company in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), marking the last step of its unbundling from Dutch innovation company TNO and process instrumentation manufacturer Krohne. Now, EuroLoop management and Kiwa as an independent third party control the company, guaranteeing fully independent calibration services.
EuroLoop Managing Director Dick van Driel: “We are excited to have Kiwa on board. The restructuring of EuroLoop was an important and necessary process for us; it allows us to maintain our independent position and to further increase our quality of service. Together with Kiwa, we will strengthen our position as a leading calibration facility in the oil and gas industry.”
Kiwa CEO Paul Hesselink: “Our participation in EuroLoop activities fits our strategy of adding companies to the Kiwa family that broaden and diversify our international portfolio. We already have calibration activities in several European countries to which EuroLoop operations are a valuable addition. We look forward to jointly serve the international oil and gas industry – an important market for Kiwa as a TIC company as well.”
EuroLoop, founded in 2009 by TNO, calibrates high flow oil and gas meters for meter manufacturers and end users all over the world. Calibration takes place in two adjoining closed loop test facilities in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Both facilities are among the largest and most accurate in the world for high flow gas and liquid meters. EuroLoop is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council in conformity with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (registration number K161), which isinternationally recognized by ILAC.
Kiwa is an independent, highly qualified world top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). The company’s core business is certification, supported and strengthened by inspection, testing, training and technology services. Thus, Kiwa creates trust in its customers’ products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees. It does so in a wide variety of market segments, ranging from the oil and gas industry to drinking water and energy supply, from construction and healthcare to food, feed & farm and corporate social responsibility. Kiwa has clients in manufacturing and process industries, (business) services, public and private utilities, governments and international institutions. The company employs over 4,500 people in more than 50 offices in Europe, Turkey, China, South Korea, Taiwan, India and Latin America.