Quality Control Services in Saudi Arabia

Pro QC International delivers comprehensive and efficient Quality Assurance and Quality Control services in Saudi Arabia, catering to diverse industries and sectors.

Our primary focus is on ensuring customer satisfaction and safeguarding our client’s interests in Saudi Arabia. We work closely with our clients to offer tailor-made quality control solutions and assign dedicated professionals to guide them throughout their projects.

With a presence in major cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and others, our quality inspectors and auditors are readily available for short-term or ongoing projects. We provide engineers with the relevant industry-specific experience to meet our client’s quality objectives. Our extensive array of quality control services in Saudi Arabia are designed to address the main quality challenges and includes:

  • Product Inspections
  • Pre-Shipment Inspections
  • Welding Inspections
  • Coating Inspections
  • Factory Acceptance Test
  • Supplier & Factory Audits
  • Supplier Verifications
  • Manufacturing Process Audits
  • ISO 9001 Audits
  • ISO 13485 Audits
  • IATF 16949 Audits
  • Social Compliance Audits
  • Supplier Management Services
  • And many more

Saudi Arabia boasts the largest economy in the Arab world, predominantly driven by the oil and gas sector. The nation is focused on enhancing competitiveness and diversifying its revenue sources through significant investments. Major exports from Saudi Arabia include crude petroleum, refined petroleum, petroleum gas, and petrochemical products.

Pro QC International has adapted its resources and capabilities to meet market demands. In Saudi Arabia, we cater to industries such as oil and gas, metallurgy, construction materials, electrical, mechanical, electronics, automotive, medical devices, plastics, consumer goods, textiles, and more.

Our Coverage in Saudi Arabia

  • Riyadh
  • Jeddah
  • Dammam
  • Al Khobar
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • Dhahran
  • Jubail

Our Quality Control Services in Saudi Arabia

Product Inspection
Product Inspection

A third-party inspection or product inspection is used to control the quality of a product.

Factory Audits
Factory & Supplier 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 Saudi Arabia

Quality inspections

The quality inspection services we offer in Saudi Arabia help detect quality issues early on, ensuring your suppliers meet our clients’ specifications. Our range of inspection contains:

  • First Article Inspections
  • In-process Inspections
  • Pre-shipment Inspections
  • Container Loading Supervision
  • Welding Inspection
  • Coating Inspection
  • Sorting & Rework

Pro QC follows the International Inspection Standard ANSI Z.1.4-2008 (ANSI Sampling Table) to define the sampling size for inspections. Randomly selected samples are evaluated for major, minor, or critical defects. All our reports include digital images and are delivered within 24 hours after the service.

Industrial Inspections in Saudi Arabia

We provide specialized technical inspection services in Saudi Arabia, such as:

  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT): Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Testing (MT), Visual Testing (VT), Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Welding Inspections, ASNT
  • Pipeline Inspections
  • Painting and Coating Inspections (NACE)
  • ASME Pressure Vessels and Boilers Inspections
  • Valves Inspections
  • Tanks Inspections
  • Metallurgy Inspections
  • Witness Inspections

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Factory and Supplier Audits in Saudi Arabia

Pro QC International offers a diverse range of audits, from supplier qualification audits to quality system audits, addressing all your requirements. Our certified auditors provide valuable and detailed information about our client’s suppliers, organizations, plants, and activities. Quality control system audits and manufacturing process audits offered by Pro QC in Saudi Arabia include:

  • ISO 9001 Audits
  • ISO 14001 Audits
  • ISO 45001 Audits
  • ISO 13485 Audits
  • IATF 16949 Audits
  • Social Compliance Audits
  • Manufacturing Process Audits
  • Supplier Verification
  • Supplier Quality Audits
  • Supplier Management
  • Others

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Supplier Management in Saudi Arabia

Our Supplier Management solution is fully customizable to your needs, assisting you in resolving production and compliance challenges. We can help you eliminate recurring quality defects, reduce lead times, obtain certifications, and meet international standards.

At Pro QC International, we collaborate with our customers and their suppliers to enhance their performance.

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Product Inspections in Saudi Arabia

Quality inspections

The quality inspection services we offer in Saudi Arabia help detect quality issues early on, ensuring your suppliers meet our clients’ specifications. Our range of inspection contains:

Pro QC follows the International Inspection Standard ANSI Z.1.4-2008 (ANSI Sampling Table) to define the sampling size for inspections. Randomly selected samples are evaluated for major, minor, or critical defects. All our reports include digital images and are delivered within 24 hours after the service.

Industrial Inspections in Saudi Arabia

We provide specialized technical inspection services in Saudi Arabia, such as:

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Factory and Supplier Audits in Saudi Arabia

Pro QC International offers a diverse range of audits, from supplier qualification audits to quality system audits, addressing all your requirements. Our certified auditors provide valuable and detailed information about our client’s suppliers, organizations, plants, and activities. Quality control system audits and manufacturing process audits offered by Pro QC in Saudi Arabia include:

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Supplier Management in Saudi Arabia

Our Supplier Management solution is fully customizable to your needs, assisting you in resolving production and compliance challenges. We can help you eliminate recurring quality defects, reduce lead times, obtain certifications, and meet international standards.

At Pro QC International, we collaborate with our customers and their suppliers to enhance their performance.

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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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