Pre- and Post-Shipment Inspection
TÜV SÜD is a worldwide leading provider of successful testing procedures and reliable inspection solutions – along the entire value and supply chain of retailers, importers and manufacturers.
Our inspection teams offer technical expertise and experience in practically all markets throughout Europe and Asia.
TÜV SÜD Product Service has made its mark for decades as the expert partner of numerous companies and organizations in industry. In response to ever-more complex needs and increasing global competition, TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive range of third-party services.
How can we help you?
Incoming production materials inspections
Inspection of raw materials before they are even supplied to the production facilities helps to prevent long delays in delivery and costly reworking. It ensures that raw and untreated materials and components satisfy quality requirements. Our incoming inspections support you right from the start of production and pave the way for the manufacturing of your product.
Pre-shipment inspections/ post-shipment inspections (PSI)
On your behalf, we carry out inspections applying statistical sampling in line with the international ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) standard. Thanks to our global network we can offer this service for both pre-shipment and post-shipment inspections on the manufacturer’s premises, in the storage facility or at the premises of logistics partners. You decide whether you want us to carry out a pre- or post-shipment inspection or both.
This service focuses on inspection and quality control during production – production quality is evaluated in advance. Non-conformities, if any, are detected even before the pre-shipment inspection.
We monitor loading processes, inspect container quality and initiate appropriate remedial action, if necessary.
Range of products:
Our inspectors focus on the following areas:
• Household appliances
• Electrical equipment
• Leisure articles
• All kinds of household articles and decoration items
• Garden equipment and accessories
• Sports equipment
• All types of consumer products – from A, e.g. audio equipment to C, e.g. child car seats and Z, e.g. zips
We carry out on-site inspections in line with individually defined criteria:
• Safety standards
• Regulated identification
• Contractually assured specifications
• Processing quality
• Visual impression
• Range of products
• Additional customer-defined characteristics or features
We also carry out unannounced sampling from your production and seal these samples for your own documentation and monitoring. Random sampling by TÜV SÜD Product Service, acting as a third party, helps you to prevent the ”golden sample” effect.
To complement our worldwide inspection services, TÜV SÜD Product Service also offers comprehensive services for supply chain quality management and corporate social responsibility projects (CSR) from a single source.
Custom solutions tailored to your individual needs are a matter of course, permitting us and our services to realize maximum market success on your behalf.
As globalization advances, clients, suppliers and manufacturers are frequently thousands of kilometres and several time zones and countries apart and separated by cultural differences. In view of this development, increasing the rapidity of information exchange is becoming more and more important.
Because of this, clients of TÜV SÜD Product Service can use our B2B platform for quality assurance activities at any time and anywhere in the world.