Inspection and Audits

To be competitive and winner in today global market means to be able to guarantee a high and consistent quality standard to your products. How can you be sure that your suppliers, on the other side of the world, are able to keep the quality characteristics you have required?

Raw materials, production quality, delivery dates and packaging should be always kept under control.

ICQ inspectors with special training will be your “eyes” and “hands” into the factories assuring that your products will have exactly the same characteristics you have chosen and required.


  • SOCIAL AUDIT – evaluation of the social accountability of the factory based on international Standard SA 8000.
  • FACTORY AUDIT – evaluation of the production capability of the factory with respect to space, manpower and equipments.
  • INITIAL PRODUCT INSPECTION (IPI) – raw materials and first articles of the production are checked and compared with samples you have approved. Require this kind of inspection when 10-20% of the total production is ready. Any aspect not in compliance with your standard is pointed out into the inspection report and the necessary corrections are suggested.
  • DURING PRODUCTION INSPECTION (DPI) – the inspection is carried out when 40-60% of the whole production is ready. ICQ verifies that the suggested corrections have been properly carried out and checks on the average quality of the production run.
  • FINAL RANDOM INSPECTION (FRI) – evaluation of the characteristics of product at the end of the production or at least when 80% of the goods are ready for despatch. Packaging characteristics and labelling are checked as well, this gives you information about your goods condition before shipment to determine who is responsible for any damage.

Main areas of expertise

    • Shoes
    • Garments and accessories
    • Furniture and its complements
    • Ceramic ware and tableware
    • Linen
    • Costume jewellery
    • Toys
    • Bags and suitcases
    • Sunglasses
    • Camping items
    • Sport equipments
  • FOOD:
    • Labelling
    • Packaging and seals

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