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KTBA, a Mérieux NutriSciences Company is an ambitious company. Our goal is to be ‘best in class’. A lofty ambition, but with a focus on raising our customers to a higher level. KTBA has been a market leader for many years and develops innovative services and products that are relevant for you.

We’re here to inspire! How? As a strategic sparring partner in high-grade Quality Assurance, Riskplaza & Business Assurance services in the food and consumer goods industry.

KTBA also offers its employees excellent career prospects at a socially committed company that is fully dedicated to its customers. After all, we put our customers and employees first.

Our secret is a unique company culture

This is a magnet for ambitious and enterprising professionals – people we are proud to work with! Our integrity, accountability and attitude for excellence connects us. It enables us to grow – and fast. But no matter how fast we grow and how many changes we make, our values remain the same.

As well as an ambitious culture, KTBA also has a personal and open working environment. This is apparent in the smallest of details, like a game of table football with fanatical colleagues or a Friday afternoon get-together that gets slightly out of hand, not to mention an active staff association.

With more than a quarter of a century of experience, we have built up a company with a unique provision of services

With 1200 customers, 220 satisfied colleagues with a warm KTBA family feeling and leading services and products, we are a proud company.







We are well-established

KTBA was established in 1996, right after HACCP was described and prescribed in the Commodities Act. 23 years later, KTBA has become a leading company with over 220 employees.


In January 2017, Ron and Chantal Besseling transferred the daily management to Jeroen Sleenhoff, Marcel Pellis (CCO) and Klaas Nienhuis (CFO). The owner of KTBA has since been on the board of the KTBA Compliance Group.

The board of directors

Jeroen Sleenhoff


Marcel Pellis


Klaas Nienhuis


Michiel Hulshof


Mission and Vision

KTBA meets and exceeds the expectations of its customers through innovative, risk-limiting and process-optimising services and tools that make the world a little more food safe.

Growing awareness among consumers has led to these higher demands for quality, food safety and product integrity. Consumers are also more critical about the transparency and reliability of retailers, manufacturers and suppliers and base their decisions on these considerations.

Retailers, certification authorities, legislators, interest groups and food companies are placing higher demands on their suppliers’ Quality Assurance and Business Assurance. Providing the requested information and guarantees is becoming increasingly more complex for companies as a result.

Companies operating in the Food and Consumer Goods sector therefore have a significant need for specific know-how, strategic advice and practical and organisational support in order to meet the demands of the market and society.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a topic high on the agenda of many companies. How can a business positively contribute to the society in which we live and work? And how can a good vision and clear policy contribute to sustainability efforts? At KTBA, we do our part through both sponsoring and physical contributions.

Assisting and sponsoring food banks in the Netherlands and Belgium

In the Netherlands and Belgium, over a million people live below the poverty line. Food banks help the poorest groups by providing food packages on a temporary basis. This work is carried out in partnership with companies, institutions, government agencies and private individuals. Together we combat poverty, eradicate food waste and reduce the environmental impact. Our motto is: ‘A mind for food, a heart for people’.

Apart from sponsorship money, KTBA also sets aside time to actively contribute to local food banks by providing hygiene advice and support for recipe compositions, packing and package distribution and by offering project support.

Assisting and sponsoring Stichting ‘Papa hoe vangen ze vissticks uit de zee?’

We believe that children will make better choices both today and in the future if they know the origins of their food and how it is made.

Stichting ‘Papa hoe vangen ze vissticks uit de zee?’ has a unique approach: children create vlogs on location at growers and food manufacturers in which they personally ask questions. The children also cook in the vlogs. Making and watching these vlogs gives them a better understanding of farming and industrial food production processes and allows the children to learn from each other.

In addition to sponsorship money, KTBA also sets aside time to actively participate in the foundation by writing articles, teaching in schools and offering project support.

Being successfull means meeting the highest standards

ISO 9001:2015

Since 2009, all companies in the KTBA Holding BV have been ISO 9001 certified. We choose ISO 9001 because this standard challenges us continuously to improve the quality of our organisation and services. This certification is proof that KTBA’s organisation and structure are in perfect shape.

Bekijk hier ons ISO 9001:2015 certificaat

NEN 4400-1 | SNA-erkenning

Since 2011, the KTBA Academy has been certified by Cedeo for its custom company training courses. This certification is your guarantee of a professional company trainer. To achieve this certification, at least 80% of course participants must be satisfied with the quality of the training courses. With a score of 94.5%, KTBA has an exceptionally high rating.

Bekijk hier ons NEN 4400-1 certificaat



The Qfor quality model was developed by providers of knowledge-related services, i.e. organisations and departments that offer learning and consulting services. KTBA Belgium has been Qfor-certified since 2012 based on a high customer satisfaction rate. As a certified trainer, our Belgian KTBA Academy has been designated by Alimento as a food industry trainer.


IPV’s goals include contributing to efficiency and quality in food industry activities through training and advice. As a certified trainer, the Belgian KTBA Academy has been designated by IPV as a food industry trainer. As a member of ALIMENTO/IPV, not only does a Belgian organisation receive a nice subsidy for KTBA Academy training courses, but also for our consultancy services!



KTBA Academy heeft sinds 2011 een Cedeo Erkenning Bedrijfsopleidingen Maatwerk. Deze erkenning garandeert dat u zaken doet met een goede en professionele bedrijfsopleider. Om een erkenning te behalen dient minimaal 80% van de cursisten tevreden te zijn over de kwaliteit van de trainingen. KTBA haalde een uitzonderlijk hoge score van 94,5%!

Bekijk hier onze CEDEO erkenning


The KTBA Academy is a member of the NRTO, the umbrella organisation for all private training and education institutes in the Netherlands. The NRTO is affiliated with the VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers) and plays an important role in training in the Netherlands. The NRTO is also a discussion partner for politicians, ministries, educational professionals, social organisations and the media.

Bekijk hier de algemene voorwaarden van NRTO

It goes without saying that, as a member of the NTRO, KTBA complies with their Code of Conduct, deze kunt u hier bekijken

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