Quality Inspections

  • Top of Production (TOP) Inspections / Initial Production Inspections (IPI) are performed on raw materials and initial samples to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and brand specifications
  • During-Production (DUPRO) Inspections evaluate quality before the order is completed to identify and address any issues early in the manufacturing process, in order not to jeopardize the shipping schedule
  • Final Random Inspections (FRI) / Pre-shipment (PSI) Inspections serve as a final check on product quality, packaging, product labelling, and carton markings before the product leaves the factory to ensure items are correctly packed and fit for their intended use
  • Loading Inspections verifies that the product, quantity, packing, and carton markings are accurate during the loading process at the factory, warehouse, or port
  • Production Monitoring places an inspector on-site at the factory to monitor the manufacturing process and helps ensure materials, quality, and production schedules are met

Factory Inspections

UL factory inspections provide customized product inspection support, based on customers’ predefined parameters or customer-accepted specifications. These inspections provide retailers, buyers and original equipment manufacturers with confidence in the quality of the suppliers that they work with as well as the reliability of the products that are sourced from these suppliers.

Factory inspections are conducted to ascertain whether certified products produced in the facility are identical, within accepted manufacturing tolerances, to the sample against which the product certification was granted. Inspection services include initial production inspection, during-process inspection, final random inspection and packing supervision.

Manufacturing Audits

  • Factory Capability Audits evaluate a facility’s capabilities to produce a specific range of products to brand specifications and desired timeline
  • Social Compliance Audits measure social and environmental compliance with international standards and regulations
  • Technical Audits assess management structure, quality control processes, document control and working conditions
  • Environmental Assessments provide a comprehensive review of compliance with environmental laws and regulations and relevant international standards such as ISO 14001


  • Appliances and HVAC
  • Cleaning Products
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Food and Beverage
  • Jewelry and Watches
  • OTC and Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care and Beauty
  • Plastics and Components
  • Premiums, Promotional and Licensed Goods
  • Textiles, Apparel and Footwear
  • Toys and Juvenile Products