KEMA

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KEMA
Type Private
Industry Energy Consultancy, Technology consulting, Technology services
Founded 1927
Headquarters Arnhem, Netherlands
Area served Global
Key people

Henrik O. Madsen,[1] CEO, DNV

Thijs Aarten,[2] CEO, KEMA
Employees 1800 (2011)
Parent DNV (74.3%)
Alliander N.V. (25.4%)
Cogas Infra en Beheer B.V. (0.3%)

KEMA (Keuring van Elektrotechnische Materialen te Arnhem) NV, established in 1927,[3] was a global energy consultancy company headquartered in Arnhem, Netherlands. It offered management consulting, technology consulting & services to the energy value chain that include business and technical consultancy, operational support, measurements & inspection, and testing & certification services.

On 22 December 2011, DNV acquired 74.3% of KEMA's shares, creating a global consulting and certification company with 2300 experts located in over 20 countries.[4][5][6][7]

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KEMA was founded in 1927 as the Dutch electricity industry’s Arnhem-based test house, providing electrical safety testing and certification activities.[8]

In the span of eighty years, the company has evolved into a global risk management company actively providing a host of independent applied research and consultancy services via an international network of subsidiaries and agencies.

On 22 December 2011, DNV acquired 74.3% of KEMA's shares, creating a global consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors.[4][5][6][7]

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