Our third-party inspections and quality assurance services give you a guarantee that all items supplied are safe, effective and fit for purpose. At Crown Agents we’re known for our incorruptible transparency and ethics, safeguarding against both national and international supply chain risks. By working with us you can be sure your organisational reputation and integrity are always upheld.
With a global network of local expertise, we have unrivalled knowledge of markets throughout the world. We improve quality, safety and productivity, working to the highest international standards, enabling trade and increasing revenues and cost savings.
OUR THIRD PARTY INSPECTIONS SERVICES:
VENDOR APPRAISAL /
Vendor appraisals help our clients to avoid financial and reputational losses by mitigating risks associated with new or remote vendors. Our experts assess everything; from their sources of supply, through to labelling, packaging and shipment, whilst holding manufacturers accountable to world standards including ISO: 9001: 2015.
SAMPLING AND LAB TESTING /
If routine batch sampling and testing is required on a project, we utilise strategic partnerships with a network of laboratories who are pre-qualified by the WHO Pre-qualification Programme or accredited by a stringent regulatory authority. This network ensures that we always provide efficient services to clients, globally.
PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION /
This allows for the verification of product certificates and packing lists against contractual specifications. A physical inspection prior to shipment ensures the integrity of the primary packaging and provides confirmation that all standards have been met.
WITNESS TESTING /
Our inspectors undertake witness testing during the manufacturing process to prove material integrity and performance. We also witness final performance testing to contractual requirements, ensuring that any non-conformances are reported to clients.
To make sure that on-site preparations and performances meet or exceed your agreed contractual acceptance tests, we witness equipment being prepared and set up. This way, you can be confident when equipment is handed over, that everything is in-line with expectations.
POST-SHIPMENT INSPECTION /
By carrying out visual inspections of goods in destination warehouses, we make sure that no damage has occurred to the materials in transit, we also assess the conditions of storage. This ensures products are fit for purpose, comply with specifications, and international standards and regulations.
CONSULTANCY SERVICES /
Working closely with clients and partners, we identify opportunities to improve processes and risk mitigations, eliminating waste and driving revenue increases. We work closely with our clients to ingrain international best practice and world trading standards into their processes.
SUPERVISION OF LOADING AND UNLOADING /
This is the final stage where products can be checked before reaching their destination and is vital to ensure organisational reputation. We verify materials, reporting any damage to packaging or signs of tampering, checking the number of goods against contracts and witnessing sealing of containers.