Kiwa's NDT operations are transferred to IKM Inspection

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From 4th of April 2024, Kiwa Norway's NDT operations will be transferred in their entirety to IKM Inspection AS.

The agreement that has now been concluded between Kiwa AS and IKM Inspection AS means that all activity and employees related to NDT services with the associated equipment park in Norway are transferred.

For our customers, this means that the NDT services will still be delivered with the same quality as before, but now from IKM Inspection. We are very satisfied with the agreement that has been concluded. In this way, we can contribute to securing the future niche expertise that we see that customers in this segment need, says Karsten Warloe, CEO of Kiwa Norway and adds:

NDT is a relatively small area of our business and this will have no further impact on Kiwa's remaining portfolio. We will continue to deliver the same good TIC services with a further focus on growth.

Managing director of IKM Inspection AS Ivar Djuve, says that they are very satisfied with the agreement that has been concluded with Kiwa.

This gives us access to highly competent and experienced personnel with associated equipment. IKM Inspection is experiencing an ever-increasing demand for NDT services and this acquisition fits well into our growth strategy. For the employees who now join IKM Inspection, we can offer work opportunities at all our locations in the south and east of Norway, the west of Norway, offshore and at the larger manufacturing yards in Norway. Services related to inspection are a focus area for the IKM group, so we expect continued growth in both turnover and the number of employees going forward, says Ivar Djuve.

IKM Inspection AS is the leading company in Norway for services related to NDT and Metallurgical Field Services. The company employs approx. 200 employees and has local branch offices from Østfold to Bergen. In addition, the company has a large activity aimed at offshore industry and larger fabrication yards. The company is wholly owned by the IKM Group, which employs approx. 3,600 employees.

Kiwa AS is a leading TIC company in Norway that provides services within testing, inspection and certification. The company has over 200 employees, and delivers services in market segments such as oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and transport, defence, aerospace and health etc. The company is part of the Kiwa group with 11,000 employees in 30 countries.