Pre-production Inspection (PPI)

This service allows an early prevention of defective materials / components / accessories / finished products and immediate corrections.

At the beginning of the production process, we do a visual check on the quality of components, materials, accessories, semi-finished and finished products against client specifications and/or reference samples, to predict any possible problems and make recommendations, and so as to verify that your product specifications are being met early.

For PPI, we mainly check the following aspects:

  • Factory’s production lines & capability,
  • Factory’s facilities & equipment,
  • Raw materials, main components and accessories,
  • Semi-finished products,
  • Some finished products.

During Production Inspection (DPI)

This service ensures that the quality of products is maintained throughout the production phase, to further pinpoint problems that need earlier correction before completion of the whole consignment.

When at least 20% - 30% of goods have been completed, we do a visual check on the quality of semi-finished and finished products against client specifications and/or reference samples.

For DPI, we mainly check the following aspects:

  • The production status during the manufacturing process,
  • The semi-finished and finished products at random,
  • The production lines & capability,
  • The package details and packing material,
  • Make recommendations.

Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI)

This service ensures finished products are in accordance with specifications.

A Pre-shipment Inspection is basically an acceptance sampling inspection performed when goods are 100% completed, packed and ready for shipment. Our inspectors randomly select samples from finished goods, according to an inspection level requested in accordance with international statistical standards known as MIL-STD-105E (ISO2859-1).

For PSI, we mainly check the following aspects:

  • Quantity available,
  • Style & color,
  • Workmanship (general appearance),
  • Functions & safety,
  • Size specification, if required,
  • Package details,
  • Shipping mark.

100% Inspection (Sorting Inspection)

This service ensures each piece of finished products meets specified quality requirements.

When goods are finished, 100% Inspection can be carried out before packaging or after packaging according to your request. Our inspectors check piece by piece for all conditions like general appearance, workmanship, functions, safety and other points required by clients, sorting out all defectives and finally sealing goods which pass inspection with HQTS stickers.

Sample Collection

The service ensures that product samples taken from the production line conform to the prototype production sample requested for testing.

On clients’ request, HQTS is able to select product samples at a factory during inspection or other sampling location without inspection by our inspectors. Those selected product samples will be forwarding to a client, or to HQTS laboratory or other laboratories appointed by the client for testing.

Loading Supervision

This service ensures containers are in good condition and secured with HQTS seals after loading, to reduce a high risk of product substitution.

When loading, our inspectors arrive at factories, warehouses or loading places to check product information, quantity and packaging; supervise the whole loading process and help the manufacturer finish loading under correct and clear working clauses and working processes.

For loading supervision, we use the following procedure:

  • Record the weather/ arrival time of container/ container No./ truck No.,
  • Check the inner & outer condition of container to see if there is any damage/ wetness/ perforation / peculiar smell,
  • Check the quantity of goods loaded and record the condition of outer packaging (master cartons/ pallets),
  • Randomly select and open some cartons to verify that the goods meet the customer’s specifications,
  • Supervise the whole loading process,
  • Seal the container with the customs’ seal and HQTS seal,
  • Record the seal Nos. and departure time of container.