Consumer Goods Inspection

We provide a full range of inspection services for general cargo, consumer goods and all types of manufactured products.

In today’s fast-moving markets, a business is only as strong as its reputation. Given that manufacturing supply chains are becoming more and more complex, a business’s reputation is increasingly reliant upon a fast-moving and adaptable inspection team.

At Cotecna, our services cover all stages of the manufacturing process and are specifically created to guarantee product quality and mitigate risk, leaving a business free to trade with confidence.

Range of Services

Initial Production Inspection (IPI)
We check the raw materials or components stored by the manufacturer in order to produce an order. We also inspect the initial production run at the factory.

During Production Inspection(DPI/DUPRO)
We verify semi-finished or finished goods when a minimum of 40% of an order has been produced.

Final Random Inspection (FRI)
We control finished products when at least 80% of an order has been export-packed.

Cargo Container Loading Supervision (LS)
We ensure that an order is completed and safely loaded in a container before shipment.

Factory Audits and Social Audits
We verify that a factory operates within accepted social welfare standards and local labour laws. Our auditing process also helps factories to improve their efficiency and minimise defects during production.

Laboratory Testing
We provide physical and chemical testing of samples against required standards and issue quality certificates based on results from independent and accredited laboratories.

Products Inspected

We inspect and test a wide range of consumer products, including softline, hardline and electrical and electronic products.

Full list of inspected products
  • Automotive and cycles
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Consumer electronics
  • DIY
  • Electrical equipment and supplies
  • Electronic Components and supplies
  • Fashion accessories
  • Food and beverage
  • Footwear
  • Furniture and furnishings
  • Gifts and crafts
  • Health and personal care
  • Home and garden
  • Home appliances
  • Kitchenware and toilet
  • Lights and lighting
  • Luggage, bags and cases
  • Office and schoold supplies
  • Packaging and paper
  • Sports and camping products
  • Textile, clothing and leather products
  • Timepieces and jewelry
  • Tools and hardware
  • Toys, games and juvenile produts

Key Benefits

Each of our laboratories is equipped with the latest technology and is staffed by expert analysts, allowing samples to be tested at speed but without sacrificing quality and accuracy.

Our factory audits can ensure that a supplier is an appropriate fit for our client’s business, wherever they are in the world.

Request an Inspection

To learn more about our Consumer Goods services, or to request an inspection for your business, please contact us.

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