The Board of Directors are delighted to announce an exciting acquisition has been completed, which enables all our customers to benefit from an extensive range of water treatment capabilities in addition to our existing portfolio of water hygiene services!


As of 31st March 2018, Kiwa UK Compliance Ltd acquired 100% of the shares of our long term supply partner Alchem Industries Ltd, based in Altrincham, Cheshire. We are thrilled to welcome them into our family!


About Alchem Industries Ltd

Alchem is an established and well recognised company within the water treatment and environmental services market. Alchem offer services to minimise the risk of Legionnaires’ disease, including:


  • Legionella risk assessments for cooling towers, domestic and process water systems
  • Legionella and Pseudomonas risk assessments for health care premises
  • Microbiological sampling and analytical testing
  • Environmental services including the HSG274 cleaning and disinfection of cooling towers and domestic water systems
  • Pre-commission cleaning in accordance with the latest BSRIA guidance
  • Specialist descaling and chemical cleaning
  • Degreasing and passivation of stainless steel pipework
  • Training and consultancy services


About Kiwa Group

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 and strictly separated training and consultancy 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 drinking water and energy supply, 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. Kiwa employs over 4,700 people in offices in over 40 countries in Europe, Turkey, China, South Korea, Taiwan, India and Latin America. The company generates a yearly turnover of over €500 million.


This strategic acquisition strengthens the position of our water hygiene and treatment capabilities within the UK and abroad. It represents an exciting time for all involved as we join forces to expand upon the services we can offer to all hsl / Alchem customers.


Due to hsl and Alchem already having a long standing partnership we anticipate the transition period to run smoothly and efficiently. Both companies share similar core values, with a key focus on delivering a high quality service in a culture of honesty and integrity. Both hsl and Alchem also place a high value on building strong relationships with customers and promote a “people company” feel within the business.


Today we started the first day of the integration process and are very much looking forward to working in collaboration with one another going forward to achieve our ultimate goal of leading the industry by providing a comprehensive suite of both water hygiene and water treatment services.