Third Party Inspection

Third Party Inspection

The term ‘Third Party Inspection,’ or TPI, is a specific term that is used for the services related to in-depth inspection by an independent and impartial, and qualified agency. Here, the inspections are conducted by a company. Generally, the buyers hire the service provider of Third-Party Inspection for Inspection of the products to verify that meets the quality / specification parameters as required. The TPI service provider also ensures that the manufacturers or supplier of products follow all the processes that meet the standards specification requirements in terms of the quality, Fitment, Performance or any other technical specification requirements including marking, packing etc. Apart from being independent, the Third-Party Inspection service providers need to be qualified and they must have the ability to conduct the whole inspection process impartially. 

We are a Leading Third Party Inspection Agency meeting the compliance requirements  ISO 17020:2012 for Type- A- Inspection Body .

We provide the widest range of Third-party inspection services covering a wide range of industrial product/ sectors – Inspection of Welding & Fabricated Metal Products, Inspection of Machinery & Equipment (Including Inspection of Cranes, Lifting Equipment’s, and Forklift). Inspection of Pipes, Pipe Joints and Gas Pipe Lines / Oil Pipe Line Installation and Commissioning ), Inspection of Wholesale & Retail Trade, Inspection of Transport & Storage, Engineering Services, Plastic & Rubber Products, Electrical products – PCB, PLC, Wire /cable, wiring Harness, Switches / Switchgear / Control Panel, MCB, Fuses, Solar Power Projects – PV, Battery, Inverter, Fabricated Parts, Optical Equipment, Textile & Textile products – Fabrics, Made-up & Garments, Leather and Leather Products – Shoes, Jackets, Accessories, Handicraft Items – Made of Brass, Copper, Gun Metal, Wood, Paper and other Fabricated Handicraft Items, Roads – Quality Audit/ Inspection, Soil Testing/ Inspection, Food Product Inspection, Inspection of Food establishment as per GMP/GHP practices & Inspection Telecom/ Power supply – Tower Fabrication / Erection, Installation, and Commissioning.

For any organization interested in looking for third party inspection services, then we are being an upcoming leader providing the same, can be contacted for best professional services which include– Inspection of raw material, in-process inspection, witnessing of testing, final inspection, and testing of product, vendor audit and design review.

We are having a highly dedicated experienced and competent team of Engineers with vast industrial experience in the field of inspection & testing of products as per Indian standards and International standards (ASTM, API, DIN, JIS, JASO, EC, and ANSI etc.), Regulatory Body for the regulation of products and customer specifications.

Why Inspection is Required?

The competition in commercial arena has led to the development and improvement of various modes of the production process. Every next company is striving hard to get on to the first position in the market by hook or by crook. This heating competition and a strong desire to rule the market and enjoy monopoly have in turn led to the introduction of unfair means of selling products. Use of low quality raw materials to lessen the price of the product is the prime practice which has activated the role of Third Party Inspection in the corporate world. Moreover, there exist many other flaws throughout the stages of the production process from designing to construction and finally during packaging. Therefore it is imperative that proper quality inspection is made at all or at least at critical important steps to ensure the quality of services or product.

Now, The Question Arises, What Is Third Party Inspection?

Third Party Inspection in simple words means putting a check on the working process in business world at every stage from some external/not related entity which has required expertise in validation & checking of that process. The external entity is called Third party, since it is neither the producer nor the buyer of the product or services being inspected. A product or service goes through number stages before it is available in the market for the final customers. Third Party Inspection is basically related to the task of scrutiny at different stages of production in order to maintain the level of quality and confidence of the customer in business.

Third Party inspection is carried by some outsourced agency having proven track record/specific skillset for testing and ensuring the quality of product/process/services.

Third Party Inspection or Category A basically complies with the ISO 17020 standard and strictly adheres to the norms of quality check. Specially focused specialized inspection is provided in various industries like Oil, gas, pipelines, machinery, fertilizers, chemicals, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, food, telecom, transportation and others.

Third Party Inspection finally aids in winning the confidence of customers in product and maintain the standard as per the requirement.

Third Party Inspection Entity Could Not Be Involved In Following Tasks:

The main job of any Third Party Inspection is to firmly perform the role of quality check and inspection during different stages. They must not be involved in the process of designing, construction, fabrication, procurement or installation. Their work is restricted to the process of testing.

How To Choose A Third Party Inspection Company?

At present there is plethora of agencies available in market that provides Third Party Inspection to the one who demands. In order to maintain the standard of Inspection company there are some criteria to be fulfilled by every company. Some of them are mentioned below:

Maintenance of Confidentiality: Keeping up the trust and confidence of client must be the aim of these companies. Information must be confidential and disclosed only to the client.

Impartiality and Integrity must be the motto: Each and every task of quality check must be impartial and authentic. The company should have high standard for Integrity and should ensure no inspector of it’s should indulge in malpractices.

Experience in the field related to the Product: This is very important to know how much experience a company is having in inspection of the product or related products of same field. Greater is the experience more are the chances that it would provide a reliable report for the product inspected.

Inspection schedule and Report Availability: Inspection activities should be aligned with the total project delivery timelines. Delays in inspection and result report generation can cause cost overruns for the project/product. Therefore schedule of inspection as well as resultant report should be taken in consideration before finalizing a Third Party Inspection company.

Why Third Party Inspection Is Necessary?

There are various types of inspection done during the entire process of quality check at different stages. These inspections are:

  • Pre-production inspection: This kind of inspection advices the buyer on the purchase of raw materials. Assurance of quality is must to win the confidence of customers.
  • Production inspection: Often known as DUPRO is the important inspection conduct to know about the average quality of the product.
  • Random inspection: Also known as pre-shipment inspection is randomly conducted on the completion of 100% shipment quantity including packing of 80% of quantity. It is the most effective and genuine quality check which in real examines the quality of product.
  • Container loading inspection: This kind of QC is rarely conducted which can be profitable in some particular cases.

Accurate and reliable Third Party Inspection is always beneficial for a successful business as it helps in not only sustaining the standard of quality but also in winning the faith of customers to a great extent.

Third party inspection also comes handy when their lack of expertise in parent company to check the product relevant criteria’s.

Sometimes due to government regulation it’s mandatory to carry out third party inspection of particular products from some government/government approved agencies.

Frequently Asked Question (about Third Party Inspection)

What is meant by Third Party Inspection?

Third-Party Inspection (TPI) has been a distinguished inspection and testing service that involves third-party inspection service providers. The prominent objective of such inspection services is to meet the purpose of verifying the acquiescence of products or services that sellers or consumers purchase. The TPI service providers work exclusively to inspect the products against the standard, IS codes, and buyer specific requirements may be QAP/ Draining / Sample etc during and after manufacturing. The service providers, both companies or individuals, take care of technical control, testing, inspection, valuation, verification, and approval services.

 

Who Can Conduct a Third-Party Inspection?

Third-party inspection, testing, and certification is highly technical task that an inspection group can conduct. It only requires an independent organization or service provider that has the capability to check and re-check the production and performance of a service or product. The organization must obey the rules and guidelines that exist with ISO 17020, which stands as the international standard for organizations that participate in such inspection services.

It solemnly declares that the organization is impartial and can carry out the responsibilities of inspection & testing the quality of the goods well. Additionally, any third-party inspection company must never be involved in any other interests or activities, like design, locating, production, building, or installation of the products in any case or capacity.  These organizations are only liable and responsible for doing the inspection and testing process impartially.

 

What are the advantages of Third-Party Inspection?

The benefits actually go in favor of the manufacturers and the immediate buyers. The expert evaluators consider the following benefits of Third-Party Inspection services:

  • Betters the quality of the product manufactured by the companies
  • Eases the export parameters
  • Builds and maintains the relationship between the manufacturers and their customers
  • Maintains long-term communication among the parties
  • Healthy and easy Inspection
  • No or least disruption in the process of marketing the products
  • Reduces product rejections possibilities
  • It is an independent process of evaluating the quality of the products
  • Increases sales and better customer satisfaction level

 

What are the Types of Inspection?

Usually, there are many types of Inspections but generally five types of third-party inspection that a TPI company conducts as per the requirements. All these inspections are important as they meet different specifications:

  • Pre-production inspection
  • During production inspection
  • Final random inspection
  • Container loading inspection
  • Pre-shipment Inspection

 

What is the Third-Party Inspection Procedure?

The Third-Party Inspection procedure involve in contract sign-up, QAP development or review of QAP (If QAP Provided by Buyer), Inspection Team Assignment, Onsite Inspection, Inspection report preparation and submission of Inspection report to Buyer. The inspectors take care of the following steps while conducting a third-party inspection. The procedure includes the following:

  • Understanding the Inspection requirements of products and requirements
  • Go for a thorough product inspection keeping the details of the products and customer demands
  • Finding data and statistics related to the products
  • Addressing the issues with the manufacturer with suggestions to remove the existing issues
  • Re-inspection of the good to check if issues are removed
  • Issuance of the Inspection report and the certificate

 

What are Third-Party Inspection Requirements?

 When the buyer wants to buy the products from manufacturer – where buyer wants independent Agency to perform the Inspection of products in this situation the requirements Third Party inspection agency comes in service.

Third Party Inspection requirements are given below

The most Common Third-Party Inspection Requirements are

  • Assignment of Inspection projects and Contract sign-up between Buyer and Third-Party Inspection Agency
  • Inspection Criteria – Products -QAP / Drawing / Specification / Sampling Plan or any other Clients Apexifications.
  • Contact Information of Supplier
  • Inspection date and Time along with Location of Inspection.

 

Third-Party Inspection Report

Third Party Inspection Report is a standard Inspection Report – where Inspector provide the observation of Inspection and Testing of Products. Generally, the Standard Third-Party Inspection Report have the following Inspection (as Minimum)

  • Inspection Report Number
  • Date and Place of Inspection
  • Name and Address of Supplier
  • Product Name and number
  • Sampling Plan and Number of Sample Inspected
  • Measuring Testing Equipment use for Inspection and its calibration Status
  • Inspection and Testing observations of Products
  • Marking and Packing details (If any)
  • Inspection Conclusions
  • Photographs of products at each stage of Inspection