Quality Assurance & Quality Control Services in Greece

Pro QC International provides quality assurance and quality control services in Greece to international and local companies.

For almost four decades, our inspection and factory audit services have become indispensable tools to identify and reduce the risks to product quality and supplier reliability. Our goal is to provide superior quality control solutions by understanding our clients’ needs and maintaining strong integrity.

In Greece, Pro QC focuses on improving local supplier performance, preparing factories for certifications, and verifying product quality. Our team of quality control inspectors have extensive experience in product inspections and ensuring industry requirements are followed.

Our auditors are qualified and certified according to international standards such as ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and many more. Whether it is to guide our clients in selecting and managing new suppliers or inspecting product quality on-site, Pro QC offers tailored solutions to match their project requirements. Our range of quality assurance and quality control services in Greece include:

Our QA/QC services are designed to meet all market guidelines and specifications and are available in all the main Greek manufacturing provinces, such as Aigialeia, Missolonghi, Dimitsana, Argos, Aegina, Polygyros, Chania, Kea. As a leading and independent third-party quality control company in Greece, Pro QC covers a large spectrum of industries:

  • Softlines : luxury goods, textile & garments, leather goods, footwear, glasses, jewelry, fashion accessories, bags, soft toys, perfumes, cosmetics, packaging…
  • Hardlines : electronics, integrated parts, mechanical parts, medical devices, kitchen appliances, battery, furniture, toys, e-bikes
  • Industrials: industrial components, coating, welding, plastics & rubbers, pumps, molds, integrated circuits, broadcasting equipment, insulated wires, machinery…
  • Automotive Industry : auto-parts, motor vehicle parts, transmissions, part and accessories of bodies, batteries, bearings, steering wheels, brake system parts…
  • Oil & Gas: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), ARAMCO, API, NACE, pipeline, heat exchangers, valves, ASME pressure vessels, and boilers…

Our Coverage in Greece

Our third-party audit and inspection services in Greece cover:

  • Athens
  • Piraeus
  • Thessaloniki
  • Patra
  • Volos
  • Ioannina
  • Trikala
  • Agrinio
  • Chalcis
  • Serres
  • Alexandroupoli
  • Chania
  • Aigio
  • Volos
  • Drama
  • Kavala
  • Veria
  • Heraklion
  • Larissa
  • Tyrnavos
  • Ialysos
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Chalkida
  • Ierapetra
  • Missolonghi
  • Nafpaktos
  • Nafplio
  • Sparta
  • Naousa

Our Quality Control Services in Greece


Product Inspection
Product Inspection

By performing product inspections, we can identify problems early with the goal of eliminating the underlying causes.


Factory Audits
Supplier Selection & Factory Audits

Pro QC International performs various types of factory audits.


Supplier Management
Supplier Management

At Pro QC, we also work closely with clients and their suppliers to improve their system, processes and manufacturing capabilities.

Product Inspections in Greece

Our quality inspection services are divided into four categories that can be combined or used separately, according to the project or level of quality required.

As an Inspection Company in Greece, Pro QC uses the International Standard ANSI Z.1.4-2003 to define the sampling size and evaluate workmanship, functional check, and testing and packaging verification. We have developed a standard inspection checklist for each product category, and we can customize a new checklist based on customer requirements. Each inspection report comes along with digital photos and is delivered online within 24 hours after the service.

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Factory & Supplier Audits in Greece

Pro QC International provides a wide range of audit services in Greece. Our local team of auditors offers specific details about supplier qualification, manufacturing process, and quality system. Besides, we do not just identify and report problems. We aim to offer solutions to address quality and conformance challenges.

Our factory and supplier audit services in Greece include:

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Supplier Management Services in Greece

At Pro QC International, we work with our clients and their suppliers to improve their quality management system, manufacturing processes, and capabilities. We support companies in overcoming their quality challenges by identifying and eliminating the root cause of issues. Our Supplier Management Solutions are tailored to each clients’ requirements, timeline, and budget. Learn more.

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Product Inspections in Greece

Our quality inspection services are divided into four categories that can be combined or used separately, according to the project or level of quality required.

As an Inspection Company in Greece, Pro QC uses the International Standard ANSI Z.1.4-2003 to define the sampling size and evaluate workmanship, functional check, and testing and packaging verification. We have developed a standard inspection checklist for each product category, and we can customize a new checklist based on customer requirements. Each inspection report comes along with digital photos and is delivered online within 24 hours after the service.

Get a quote

Factory & Supplier Audits in Greece

Pro QC International provides a wide range of audit services in Greece. Our local team of auditors offers specific details about supplier qualification, manufacturing process, and quality system. Besides, we do not just identify and report problems. We aim to offer solutions to address quality and conformance challenges.

Our factory and supplier audit services in Greece include:

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Supplier Management Services in Greece

At Pro QC International, we work with our clients and their suppliers to improve their quality management system, manufacturing processes, and capabilities. We support companies in overcoming their quality challenges by identifying and eliminating the root cause of issues. Our Supplier Management Solutions are tailored to each clients’ requirements, timeline, and budget. Learn more.

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Quality Solutions Overview

Click on the current stage of your sourcing or product development journey below to explore our related quality solutions.

 
Development & Planning
1. Design
2. Product Development
3. Supplier Selection
4. Supplier Qualification
5. Pre-Production Validation
6. Production Planning
7. Incoming QC
8. Production and Assembly
9. Packaging
10. Shipping
Production & Delivery
Development & Planning
Production & Delivery

1. Design Stage

The product development life cycle begins with idea generation, concept development, and market testing. For example, the E-Bike handlebar is designed with the form, fit, and function in mind that best serve the market/user’s requirements and the overall aesthetics of the final bike.

Although Pro QC do not actively get involved in this stage, a postmortem investigation with many of our client often reveals the following challenges.

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Misalignment between the buyer, supplier sales department, and factory production department on critical design requirements
Advance product quality planning was not factored in early enough
Difficulties in transitioning from a prototype supplier to a mass manufacturing supplier

2. Product Development

In this stage, the engineers will refine the design and define the engineering specifications of the handle such as material properties, dimensions, weight, and other requirements while satisfying different product and safety compliances. This is also the stage where engineering prototypes (engineering build) are made to rigorously test the form, fit, and function of the product.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

First Article Inspection (FAI)
Supplier Development Services
Resident Supplier Quality Resourcing

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Poor communication of the technical details between buyer and factories
Misalignment on the new product’s specifications
Misalignment on design/engineering revisions
Supplier’s production capability is unable to meet the design requirement

3. Identify Potential Suppliers

Once the component specifications are defined, the procurement department will begin to identify a list of suitable suppliers that can potentially meet their requirements in terms of capabilities, cost, capacity, and quality.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Onsite Supplier Verification
Financial Credit Check

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Lack of experience and due diligence in new supplier region
Communication challenges
Concern about supplier scams
Low confidence supplier’s trustworthiness
Concerns over supplier’s financial viability

4. Supplier Qualification

Once a list of trustworthy suppliers has been identified, an evaluation of supplier reliability is recommended to ensure they can produce at a consistent level of quality. A world-class organization usually has a comprehensive supplier qualification program to identify and mitigate the risks associated with quality, safety, on-time delivery, cost, and compliance.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Global Supplier Audit Programs
Supplier Quality Audit for Potential Suppliers
Quality Management System Audit
Social & Ethical Audits
Supply Chain Security Audit
Environmental Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Suppliers are not as capable as they initially claimed
Supplier lacks effective and systematic quality assurance practice
Supplier is ISO 9001 certified, but the underlying principles are not implemented in practice
Mass production quality does not match prototype quality
Buyers want to sell to big retailers, but their suppliers do not yet comply with the retailer’s supplier code of conduct
Supplier violation on labor law, ethical and environmental compliances
Goods held in customs due to supply chain security malpractice

5. Pre-Production Validation

Before commencing volume production, it is crucial to validate the factory’s equipment, staffing, production methods, capacity, and quality control plan for each product line. This is an important stage to prevent critical failures, costly mistakes, and loss of time due to changes and rework.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Engineering Build (EB) and Quality Build (QB) Audit
First Article Inspection (FAI)
APQP/PPAP Audit
Manufacturing Process Audit or VDA 6.3 Process Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Factory not ready for mass production
Shipment delays due to critical failure, poor quality, and resource constraints
An exponential increase in defective products
Product recall
High Cost of Poor Quality
An exponential increase in the cost of change after mass production commences

6. Production Planning

Production planning is an administrative process that involves ensuring that sufficient raw materials, components, staff, and other outsourced processes such as secondary processing are procured to create finished products according to the specified schedule.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Order Expediting

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Production delay due to poor material procurement planning
Production delay due to inadequate production staffing
Poor sub-supplier management

7. Incoming Quality Control

Incoming quality control is required when all the procured material and components arrive at the factory. This is the first step in controlling the production process and resulting product quality. Understanding how a factory manages its incoming material and its supply chain is a very good indication of its commitment to quality. (The saying goes: Garbage in, garbage out.)

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Incoming Inspection
In-Process Inspection
Manufacturing Process Audit or VDA 6.3 Process Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

The factory does not manage the quality of its supply chain or is poor at supplier management
Suppliers turn a blind eye to defective components during incoming and still use them for production and assembly
Using sub-standard material or components (e.g., lower-quality fabric than required)
Substituting lower-cost alternatives for product components (e.g., cheaper electronic components in a mobile phone)
“Quality fade” where suppliers make small, gradual substitutions in materials and components over time
Bulk material ordered by the supplier degrades over time due to poor storage conditions

8. Production & Assembly

Upon approval for volume production, raw materials and components are processed, extruded, forged, cast, injected, machined, and assembled. It is important to note that a factory may not have all the production capabilities and may outsource certain processes to other suppliers.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

First Article Inspection (FAI)
In-Process Inspection
Manufacturing Process Improvement
Quality/Root Cause Investigation (8D)
CAPA Verification
Order Expediting & Production Monitoring
End-Of-Line Testing & inspection

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Operators are not producing according to the production control plan
Supplier is under pressure to ship goods, turning a blind eye to defective components
Lack of quality staff to enforce quality control
Poor control of re-worked material/product
Mistakes made by temporary, untrained staff/operators
Communication breakdown when the supplier is under pressure

9. Packaging

Packaging and labeling of the goods are the last steps before shipping. The smallest aesthetic defect on the packaging or missing components often leads to customer returns, and a misplaced label often leads to compliance issues.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Manufacturing Process Audit
Poka-Yoke Implementation
Pre-Shipment Inspection
End-Of-Line Testing & inspection

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Products are poorly packaged
Human mistakes and missing components lead to customer returns
Wrong labeling leads to compliance issues and significant re-work

10. Shipping

Packaged products are being loaded by suppliers at the factory or warehouse into containers and shipped to their final destination.

Pro QC’s Quality Solutions:

Container Loading Supervision
C-TPAT Audit

Supplier Risks & Challenges:

Rough handling of goods during container loading by the factory or outsourced warehouse, leading to damaged product
Poor container loading leads to product damage during transit

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