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Quality Solutions (QA/QC) in Mexico

Pro QC International provides quality solutions throughout Mexico.

With nearly four decades of experience, we have developed and manage a comprehensive network of skilled and knowledgeable professionals throughout the region and globally that are flexible to assist with both short and long-term projects.

From our testing laboratory and offices in Monterrey, we represent clients located in the region that are sourcing abroad and benefit from our cost-effective expertise where suppliers are located. We also represent clients located outside of the region that want on-site, local expertise to test product or evaluate suppliers and/or shipments in Mexico.

Our quality engineers and auditors offer applicable industry experience related to medical devices, electronics, automotive, consumer retail, textiles/garments, and more. Available with little notice, our resources are deployed where you need them, when you need them.

Specific to Mexico, our team is specialized in assisting organizations with the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) certification process. We help determine what NOM requirements apply to your product, represent you as an agent, organize testing in an approved lab and submit testing results to an applicable certification body. We manage NOM certification so your products reach the market quickly and avoid any associated penalties related to the NOM requirements.

Whether it’s assisting with identifying and developing suppliers, or evaluating product quality on-site or in our ISO 17025 certified testing lab in Monterrey, we offer a partnered approach to solutions.

Our Coverage in Mexico

  • Monterrey
  • Mexico City
  • Tijuana
  • Juarez
  • Durango
  • Puebla
  • Sonora
  • Chihuahua
  • San Luis Potosi
  • Veracruz
  • Guadalajara
  • Coahuila

Our Quality Control Services in Mexico


Quality Resources
Quality Resources

– Quality Control (QC) Product Inspection
– ISO 17025 Testing & NOM Consulting
 
 


Supplier Qualification & Development
Supplier Qualification & Development

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


Global Solutions
Global Solutions

Pro QC offers the services detailed below as well as the possibility to schedule service requests and access our reports through our secure database.

Quality Resources

Quality Control (QC) Product Inspections

  • First article
  • In-process
  • Pre-shipment
  • Metrology

Pro QC’s quality engineers inspect product at different stages in the production process. ANSI Z1.4 sampling is generally employed to evaluate workmanship, functionality, packaging, labeling, etc. We review and check against existing client specifications, and can assist in development of criteria as necessary.

Quality inspectors use Pro QC’s standard report forms, or we can use those that are provided by the client. Detailed photos are provided, with all information available online within 24 hours of completion.

Pro QC’s local resources often reduce costly travel and/or eliminate the need to allocate internal resources. Our quality professionals are on-site representing client interests and evaluating product to further ensure it meets expectations.

Our inspectors have experience in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Hardware
  • Housewares
  • Furniture
  • Energy / Solar
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Textiles & Garments
  • NACE Coating Inspection Program (CIP) Certified Level I, II, and III

ISO/IEC 17025 Product Testing & NOM Certification Consulting

Pro QC’s testing laboratory in Monterrey is accredited by ISO/IEC 17025 and EMA (Entidad Mexicana de Acreditación). The lab specializes in Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-046-SCFI evaluations of measuring instruments (tape measures), but offers additional general capabilities for other products as well.
Samples can be collected on-site during inspections or as requested.

Our testing services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Metrology (CMM, etc.)
  • Lifecycle
  • Performance
  • Functionality

Where services are not provided, we work with trusted partners to extend competitive pricing and seamless management.

What is Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM)?

The Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) certification is a set of regulations and standards that are required by the Mexican government. Every product that enters Mexico must meet the requirements outlined in NOM.

Organizations are often challenged to work through complex and somewhat ambiguous process requirements related to obtaining applicable NOM certification. Delays in reaching the market and costly fines can result if executed incorrectly.

When an organization wants to export products to the market in Mexico, Customs can advise if a Norma Oficial Mexicana certification is required. One or more NOMs could be applicable, and it is the responsibility of the exporter to identify and comply to the certification requirements.

To identify the applicable NOM(s), a product specification, applicable HS code and photographic documentation are required.

Once the applicable NOM certification requirements are identified, testing labs must be identified that are qualified by certification bodies to execute the specialized testing requirements. One or more testing labs could be necessary depending on the requirements. Lead times are often extensive, and costs can be considerable.

An agent must be identified to coordinate samples required by the NOM certification body and the facilitation with the labs as applicable. There are several certification bodies that issue NOMs for various types of products. For example, Asociación de Normalización y Certificación A.C. (ANCE) and Organismo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de la Construcción y Edificación (ONNCCE) are two certification bodies that issue NOM certificates for tape measures. These agencies receive and check the testing reports from the lab(s) and issue the certificate(s).

It takes approximately 3-4 weeks for the certification body to issue NOM certificates that are valid for one year. It is the responsibility of the exporter and their respective agent to ensure testing is completed and applications submitted without lapse.

If you need assistance in obtaining NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana) certification, identifying a qualified agent, or evaluating test options, contact us. Pro QC helps by providing proactive consulting throughout the process of getting NOM approval. Our knowledgeable team reduces your cost and saves time.

For more information regarding our testing capabilities and the NOM certification process, contact us at: info@proqc.com.

Get a quote

Supplier Qualification & Development

Supplier Qualification

When new suppliers are considered, we offer an Initial Supplier Evaluation that provides a one-day on-site assessment covering the primary QMS components and general capabilities.

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Incoming Receiving Inspection
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Non-Conforming Materials
  • Corrective Action
  • Inspection & Test Equipment

More in-depth assessments related to the industry, such as IATF 16949 or ISO 13485 are also available. Social accountability (SA8000), security (C-TPAT), and other components can be incorporated as well.

Example reports are found here: https://proqc.com/services/sample-reports/

Pro QC can also represent you on-site to evaluate a supplier using your organization’s existing qualification criteria and reporting requirements.

Supplier Development

At Pro QC, we work with clients and their suppliers to improve their system, processes and/or product manufacturing capabilities. Example projects include:

Vendor (Supply Chain) Compliance

We assist to ensure supplier compliance with final audits required by major retailers and/or associations. Example compliance requirements we work with include Walmart, BJ’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.

Continuous Improvement

We conduct regular 80/20 evaluations of QC data with continuous improvement initiatives developed and executed.

Certification Preparation

We assist to ensure compliance prior to the final audit. Applicable industry standards include IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, etc.

Contact us for additional information regarding our customized approach to improving your supplier’s performance.

Get a quote

Global Solutions

Product Quality

At Pro QC, we understand how critical product quality is to your business. We offer first-article, in-process and pre-shipment inspections to identify quality problems at each stage of production. Our product quality offerings also include sorting or rework service along with functional and performance testing at our labs in Ningbo, China and Monterrey, Mexico.

System Audit & Compliance

Supplier audits provide visibility into the supplier’s management system, processes, and products. These assessments are essential to ensure your suppliers qualifications and capabilities as well as their compliance to the required standards for your industry or jurisdiction. Our services also include pre-audits, corrective action plans or formal audit preparation.

Supplier Management

Our Supplier Management solution is for suppliers that fail to meet quality or performance objectives. We first identify the root-cause of the quality issues and then produce a corrective action plan. Implementation of the corrective actions and conducting regular on-site reviews will ensure your supplier exceeds your expectations and achieves sustainable improvement.

Vendor Compliance

Pro QC ensures suppliers comply with mandatory compliance terms set by major international retailers. International retail standards usually include a responsible sourcing & vendor code of conduct. We develop and monitor corrective action and preventative action plans and regularly follow up with suppliers for retailers such as Walmart, Lowe’s and many more.

Get a quote

Quality Resources

Quality Control (QC) Product Inspections

Pro QC’s quality engineers inspect product at different stages in the production process. ANSI Z1.4 sampling is generally employed to evaluate workmanship, functionality, packaging, labeling, etc. We review and check against existing client specifications, and can assist in development of criteria as necessary.

Quality inspectors use Pro QC’s standard report forms, or we can use those that are provided by the client. Detailed photos are provided, with all information available online within 24 hours of completion.

Pro QC’s local resources often reduce costly travel and/or eliminate the need to allocate internal resources. Our quality professionals are on-site representing client interests and evaluating product to further ensure it meets expectations.

Our inspectors have experience in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Hardware
  • Housewares
  • Furniture
  • Energy / Solar
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Textiles & Garments
  • NACE Coating Inspection Program (CIP) Certified Level I, II, and III

ISO/IEC 17025 Product Testing & NOM Certification Consulting

Pro QC’s testing laboratory in Monterrey is accredited by ISO/IEC 17025 and EMA (Entidad Mexicana de Acreditación). The lab specializes in Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-046-SCFI evaluations of measuring instruments (tape measures), but offers additional general capabilities for other products as well.
Samples can be collected on-site during inspections or as requested.

Our testing services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Where services are not provided, we work with trusted partners to extend competitive pricing and seamless management.

What is Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM)?

The Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) certification is a set of regulations and standards that are required by the Mexican government. Every product that enters Mexico must meet the requirements outlined in NOM.

Organizations are often challenged to work through complex and somewhat ambiguous process requirements related to obtaining applicable NOM certification. Delays in reaching the market and costly fines can result if executed incorrectly.

When an organization wants to export products to the market in Mexico, Customs can advise if a Norma Oficial Mexicana certification is required. One or more NOMs could be applicable, and it is the responsibility of the exporter to identify and comply to the certification requirements.

To identify the applicable NOM(s), a product specification, applicable HS code and photographic documentation are required.

Once the applicable NOM certification requirements are identified, testing labs must be identified that are qualified by certification bodies to execute the specialized testing requirements. One or more testing labs could be necessary depending on the requirements. Lead times are often extensive, and costs can be considerable.

An agent must be identified to coordinate samples required by the NOM certification body and the facilitation with the labs as applicable. There are several certification bodies that issue NOMs for various types of products. For example, Asociación de Normalización y Certificación A.C. (ANCE) and Organismo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de la Construcción y Edificación (ONNCCE) are two certification bodies that issue NOM certificates for tape measures. These agencies receive and check the testing reports from the lab(s) and issue the certificate(s).

It takes approximately 3-4 weeks for the certification body to issue NOM certificates that are valid for one year. It is the responsibility of the exporter and their respective agent to ensure testing is completed and applications submitted without lapse.

If you need assistance in obtaining NOM (Norma Oficial Mexicana) certification, identifying a qualified agent, or evaluating test options, contact us. Pro QC helps by providing proactive consulting throughout the process of getting NOM approval. Our knowledgeable team reduces your cost and saves time.

For more information regarding our testing capabilities and the NOM certification process, contact us at: info@proqc.com.

Get a quote

Supplier Qualification & Development

Supplier Qualification

When new suppliers are considered, we offer an Initial Supplier Evaluation that provides a one-day on-site assessment covering the primary QMS components and general capabilities.

  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Incoming Receiving Inspection
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Non-Conforming Materials
  • Corrective Action
  • Inspection & Test Equipment

More in-depth assessments related to the industry, such as IATF 16949 or ISO 13485 are also available. Social accountability (SA8000), security (C-TPAT), and other components can be incorporated as well.

Example reports are found here: https://proqc.com/services/sample-reports/

Pro QC can also represent you on-site to evaluate a supplier using your organization’s existing qualification criteria and reporting requirements.

Supplier Development

At Pro QC, we work with clients and their suppliers to improve their system, processes and/or product manufacturing capabilities. Example projects include:

Vendor (Supply Chain) Compliance

We assist to ensure supplier compliance with final audits required by major retailers and/or associations. Example compliance requirements we work with include Walmart, BJ’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.

Continuous Improvement

We conduct regular 80/20 evaluations of QC data with continuous improvement initiatives developed and executed.

Certification Preparation

We assist to ensure compliance prior to the final audit. Applicable industry standards include IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, etc.

Contact us for additional information regarding our customized approach to improving your supplier’s performance.

Get a quote

Global Solutions

Product Quality

At Pro QC, we understand how critical product quality is to your business. We offer first-article, in-process and pre-shipment inspections to identify quality problems at each stage of production. Our product quality offerings also include sorting or rework service along with functional and performance testing at our labs in Ningbo, China and Monterrey, Mexico.

System Audit & Compliance

Supplier audits provide visibility into the supplier’s management system, processes, and products. These assessments are essential to ensure your suppliers qualifications and capabilities as well as their compliance to the required standards for your industry or jurisdiction. Our services also include pre-audits, corrective action plans or formal audit preparation.

Supplier Management

Our Supplier Management solution is for suppliers that fail to meet quality or performance objectives. We first identify the root-cause of the quality issues and then produce a corrective action plan. Implementation of the corrective actions and conducting regular on-site reviews will ensure your supplier exceeds your expectations and achieves sustainable improvement.

Vendor Compliance

Pro QC ensures suppliers comply with mandatory compliance terms set by major international retailers. International retail standards usually include a responsible sourcing & vendor code of conduct. We develop and monitor corrective action and preventative action plans and regularly follow up with suppliers for retailers such as Walmart, Lowe’s and many more.

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