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03 October 2019

Kiwa Group welcomes Acheta Consulting

The merging of BPCA member Acheta Consulting to Kiwa's Agri Food Division has been announced.

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Acheta provides independent pest control consultancy and will be joining Kiwa Ltd, the UK arm of Netherlands-based Kiwa Group.

Kiwa is an international testing, inspection and certification (TIC) group which has doubled in size in the last 4 years.

Acheta will be an operating division of Harrogate-based Kiwa Agri Food, a UKAS-accredited Product Conformity Certification Body, also with a BRC 5-star rating as a Certified Body.

Acheta’s core business activities, independent pest management inspection, training and consultancy continue unchanged, as does the Acheta Management Team, headed by
Dr John Simmons and supported by regional managers Ian Adamson and Mark Bowron.

Commenting on the sale, John said: “I have grown the business over 19 years to be highly professional, well respected and staffed by excellent employees. The Agri Food division of Kiwa is a very good fit for what we do. We share some customers already, and we now have an opportunity to expand into Kiwa’s customer base, and vice versa.

"As Kiwa is a global operation, the potential to eventually expand the Acheta offering internationally is both significant and exciting!”

Paul Brown, CEO of Kiwa Ltd added: “I am delighted to welcome the Acheta team to Kiwa. Acheta’s expertise and reputation in the marketplace complements our Kiwa Agri Food 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”.

Source: Kiwa Press Release

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