We are both very excited about the growth and synergy opportunities of both companies. Kader Group has traditionally been strong in CE marking of machinery and certifications in the field of Medical Devices, particularly for Dutch clients. Certification Experts adds an international dimension to this, combined with Authorised Representative services.
“We are pleased to start this collaboration, with Certification Experts looking forward to the support of Kader Group’s supportive group functions. This way, we can jointly further develop our international growth objectives,” said Ferry van Bergen Henegouw, director of Certification Experts, and Bart de Boer, CEO of Kader Group.
About Certification Experts
Consultancy firm Certification Experts specialises in technical and legal advice in the field of European (CE marking) and international product regulations (UL (US), CCC (China), CSA (Canada), and CB). The focus is particularly on machinery, medical devices, and electronics. Certification Experts’ clients include designers, manufacturers, importers, and distributors of products that must comply with the required product regulations.
With over 25 years of experience and offices in the Netherlands, Germany, England, China, and the United States, Certification Experts efficiently conducts product certification to ensure a rapid “time to market.” Additionally, Certification Experts, through its subsidiary AR Experts, provides an Authorised Representative service for products sold in the EU and/or UK. AR Experts verifies the CE/UKCA marking and product compliance, and can then be designated as the Authorised Representative. See also our ‘What about us’ page.
About Kader Group
Kader Group enhances the quality, safety, and sustainability of organizations, enabling them to care for people, the environment, and society. Established in 1994, Kader Group has grown to become one of the leading consultancy firms in the Netherlands in the field of QHSSE & Sustainability (Quality Management Systems, Health, Safety, Cyber Security, Environment & Sustainability).
With 8 offices across the country and over 200 employees, Kader Group provides consultancy and training to a diverse client base. Kader Group is structured around 3 powerful divisions: Consultancy & Interim, Digital (software), and Academy, supported by various group functions.
In addition to strong organic growth, Kader Group pursues an active buy-and-build strategy, strengthening its leading position in the Netherlands and expanding its range of services. In March 2020, D&F consulting joined Kader Group, an expert consultancy in the field of Safety. In September 2020, Smile Software became part of Kader Group to meet the increasing demand for digital solutions.
In 2021, Kader Group also welcomed Copla, a leading provider of safety training, and Nedcon, an SME construction specialist organization consultancy in the field of quality, health, safety, and environment, into its fold. The acquisition of complementary companies provides the opportunity to enter new end markets and geographies quickly and solidly. Kader Group aspires to become a leading player in Northern Europe through this approach.
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CETA, Trade agreement between the EU and Canada
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation EU 2016/425
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