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In 1927, KEMA was founded to verify the safety and compliance of electrical components in the Netherlands. 90 years later, the world and industry in which we operate may have changed beyond recognition, but our commitment to ensuring quality and reliability through independent testing is the same as ever.

Our history is full of highlights and milestones: from commissioning our first short-circuit laboratory in 1937 to performing the world’s first ultra-high voltage component tests earlier this year. Read about our rich history through a series of videos and articles covering different periods of our life.

It’s fitting that we are opening the first-ever facility capable of testing UHV components for supergrids in the same year we celebrate our 90th anniversary. For me, that sums up KEMA Laboratories' mission to innovate and evolve to keep meeting the industry’s needs.
Coen Rooijmans,
  • Executive Vice President, DNV GL’s KEMA Laboratories
  • DNV GL - Energy

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