Cheltenham based global testing company acquires fire consultancy

Kiwa IFC Acquisition[1]

Kiwa UK, part of the Dutch international testing, inspection and certification Kiwa Group, has acquired the Princes Risborough-based International Fire Consultants (IFC Group), the safety consultancy, delivering advice and expertise to a wide range of professionals across the abroad. IFC has  an annual turnover of around £9.5 million.

Kiwa UK operates within the fields of a specialist fire built environment. The IFC Group has 100 employees based in 8 locations across the UK and Construction, Water, Energy, Global Market Access, EMC and Electrical, Agrifood and Pest Consultancy. Kiwa’s acquisition of IFC adds a new service line to its existing suite of services in the UK and Fire Safety already plays a big role in the Kiwa Global identity.

UK Chief Executive Paul Brown says the Kiwa UK Group has grown rapidly through organic growth and acquisition. “I am delighted to welcome the IFC Group team to Kiwa. IFC’s expertise and reputation in the marketplace complements our Kiwa service offering perfectly. The potential synergies from this joining of forces are many, as are the opportunities for innovation, growth and an expanding UK and international presence.”

Graham Wiles, Managing Director of IFC Group, added: “The IFC Group is a long-established leading fire safety assurance and engineering organisation. Joining forces with such a strong, trusted, and progressive international business with compatible values, means we can develop the IFC Group’s service offerings to support existing and new customers, and allows us to expand our combined international operations. It really is an exciting time for the business.”