Consumer Goods Inspection & Testing

Ensure the quality of your consumer products and the reliability of your suppliers with our inspection, testing and certification services.

Cotecna’s network of experts ensure that your products conform to your specifications and any relevant standards for a wide range of consumer goods, including softline, hardline, electrical, and electronic products.

We help you guarantee that the quantity, specifications, measurements, materials, and visual appearance of your product complies with your order. We also verify that packaging, labelling, instructions and markings are in accordance with mandatory standards, and that your supplier operates to contractual requirements.

Our scope of services include:

Cotecna offers different inspection services depending on the stage of production and packaging.

  • 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.

Our audits ensure your supplier has the required competence, compliance and capability to meet your needs.

  • Factory Audits - We provide assessment of a manufacturer’s Quality Management System (QMS) and perform surveillance audits of their production processes.
  • Social Audits - We verify both the health and safety standards and compliance to local labour laws of a supplier.