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Product Inspection Services

For third-party quality inspection services, Pro QC recommends the International Inspection Standard ANSI Z.1.4-2003 (ANSI Sampling Table) to determine the number of units that will be randomly selected for evaluation.

Samples are checked against a detailed inspection plan for appearance, applicable functionality, packaging integrity, workmanship, and the client’s specific requirements. Discovered defects are classified as major, minor, or critical depending on the inspection plan. We have no concern to follow our customer’s QC standards, procedures, and documentation.

Pro QC’s quality control inspection services apply to all industries and are tailored to the requirements of each project. From 100% to AQL-based inspections, our solutions cover the entire spectrum of quality inspections and include First Article Inspections (FAI), In-Process Inspections (DUPRO), Pre-Shipment Inspections (PSI), and Container Loading Supervision (CLS).

Our product inspection reports and results with digital photos are delivered to our clients within 24 hours of the service through our secure online client center so that product shipments can be quickly authorized.

Advantages of QC Inspections

1

Avoid Costly Product Defect and Shipment Delays

Quality control (QC) inspections minimize the number of costly defects by detecting non-conformances throughout the production cycle before it is too late.

2

Identify or Explore Corrective Actions

Product quality inspection services help companies determine the overall quality of their order, and determine the need to issue corrective actions before any products leave the factory.

3

Protect Brand and Reputation

Sub-standard products result in customer complaints and damage brand reputation. Third-party product quality inspections help ensure consistent customer satisfaction and maintain brand integrity.

How Pro QC International can help ?

Pro QC International is a trusted global third-party quality inspection company providing tailored solutions in over 88 countries. With nearly 40 years of quality consulting expertise, we aim at solving client challenges and protecting their interests in today’s global economy. Our offices in Asia, the Americas, and Europe coupled with a global network of local QC engineers ensure that Pro QC has the required technical resources for our clients’ needs.

Companies must provide quality products that are safe for the end users and, at the same time, be quick to market, build a strong brand, and maintain long-term growth. In times of complex international supply chains, many of the world’s top organizations rely on Pro QC’s third-party quality inspection services for ensuring product quality and reducing sourcing risks around the globe.

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Our Range of Third-Party Quality Inspection Services

Quality and purchasing departments demand that their suppliers meet high product quality specifications. As a global third-party inspection company, Pro QC offers quality solutions throughout the entire production cycle. This allows our customers to identify defects, ensure product quality, and reduce the cost of poor quality.

Pro QC’s local quality control inspectors and quality consultants work in partnership with our clients and are deployed accordingly to the project requirements and their specialization. Our team includes specialized quality inspectors in textile, footwear, furniture, medical devices, electrical, electronics, automotive, mechatronics, mechanical, welding, coating, painting, piping, and more.

Our range of quality control inspection services include:

As a global third-party inspection company, Pro QC inspects first-article samples prior to volume production. This inspection in quality verifies that product specifications are being met and avoids unnecessary reengineering work later.
An in-process QC inspection, also called: During Production inspection, evaluates random samples from production lots when the process is circa 20-30% complete. This confirms the product quality and allows any necessary changes to be addressed early on, reducing rework time and costs.
During a pre-shipment inspection, our engineers verify that finished goods conform to the most stringent specifications. A pre-shipment inspection (PSI) generally occurs when production is 100% complete and packaging is 80% complete. For example, if an automotive product or auto part inspection is required, we would request the specifications and golden samples in advance. These would then be used to ascertain the quality of the products produced at the supplier. Pre-shipment inspections are also known as pre-dispatch inspections.
Pro QC ensures that proper methods are employed during product loading, and we verify counts on-site. Products conformance to international standards will also be verified.

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Measurement and Product Testing Services

In addition to third-party inspections in quality, Pro QC conducts properties, performance, and lifecycle testing at our labs in Ningbo, China and Chicago, USA. Custom fixtures and test methods are crafted in-house. For product testing that is not performed at Pro QC, we have alliances with accredited labs in many locations worldwide to offer you virtually any type of product testing you may need.

Available product testing services include:

  • Metrology, first-article analysis
  • Portable CMM for both in-house and on-site bookings
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) screening for lead, RoHS and material analysis of various plastics, stainless steel and copper alloys both in-house and on-site
  • Meantime to failure
  • Salt spray
  • Abrasion
  • Hot and cold environment performance (chamber) with humidity control
  • Battery performance and service life
  • Hi-pot
  • Extraction force
  • Rockwell hardness
  • Sample Collection Service
  • ISO 17025 testing lab in Monterrey, Mexico

Key Differentiators

  • Superior industry and technical expertise garnered since 1984
  • Tailored quality solutions provided in over 88 countries
  • Specialized and qualified quality inspectors
  • Detailed inspection reports delivered within 24 hours
  • Experienced with over 30,000 products from all industries

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Key Differentiators

  • Superior industry and technical expertise garnered since 1984
  • Tailored quality solutions provided in over 88 countries
  • Specialized and qualified quality inspectors
  • Detailed inspection reports delivered within 24 hours
  • Experienced with over 30,000 products from all industries

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are several types of inspections available throughout the production process: First Article (FAI), In-Process (DUPRO), and Pre-Shipment (PSI) inspections. As one of the longest-serving global inspection companies, our Account Managers will ensure the chosen product inspection service meets the most stringent quality requirements.

What Other Services Reduce My Quality Risks?

Pro QC has an international reputation for providing independent third-party inspection and container loading solutions. However, our quality solutions do not stop with QC inspections. Pro QC provides solutions throughout the supply chain, from sourcing, manufacturing, to final delivery.

Why should you use a 3rd party as a partner in quality?

  • Identify problems early and reduce associated rework costs later. Identifying problems early also helps avoid potential shipment delays.
  • Ensure the end product meets your customers’ expectations.
  • Partnering with a 3rd party provider often reduces travel expenses, internal resource allocation and offers an unbiased assessment.
  • Pro QC uses knowledgeable and experienced QC engineers.

How do you schedule a QC inspection with Pro QC?

Quality control and sourcing inspections can be scheduled online directly here. Or, clients and/or suppliers can contact account managers directly for assistance with coordination. Contact us at info@proqc.com for additional information.

When are detailed product inspection reports provided?

Pro QC’s inspection reports are uploaded to our client center within 24 hours of completion. Clients receive an email notification when the reports are posted.

Each report outlines the audit scope and includes recommendations, strengths of the quality system and manufacturing process, and opportunities for improvement (weaknesses). An audit result based on the percent of conformances vs. non-conformances is provided. Preview example reports here. https://proqc.com/services/sample-reports

Where does Pro QC provide services?

Pro QC International provides quality control services such as product inspections, factory audits, and supplier management in over 88 countries, in Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Click here to see the full list.

What Products does Pro QC Inspect?

As a global third-party inspection company, we offer services covering Industrial, Hardline, and Softline categories. From textile and electronics inspections to automotive parts, valves, and wind turbines inspections, Pro QC supports companies from nearly all industries. The products we inspect include (non-exhaustive list):

Softlines

  • Textile & Garments
  • Footwear
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Soft Toys

Hardlines

  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Electrical
  • Bikes & Sporting Goods
  • Hardware

Industrials

  • Machinery
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Equipment
  • Metals

Medical & Healthcare

  • Medical Devices I, II, III
  • Medical Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cosmetics

Transportation

  • Automotive
  • Motorcycle
  • E-Mobility
  • Parts & Components

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