inspectors on a supply chain inspecting products before shipment

Source inspection

Guarantee the quality of your products, equipment and materials prior to their shipment from the manufacturer.

As a quality control inspection, source inspection consists of a quality control check undertaken before shipment of the product to the final user. The checks are primarily done at the request of the buyer and helps ensure the product’s quality, compliance with applicable regulations and whether it corresponds to the client requirements. Source inspections are carried out at supplier and vendor sites and are one of the first steps in maintaining quality control throughout the supply chain.

Your key challenges

  • Ensuring the quality of your products, equipment and materials
  • Reducing product recalls and facility downtime by identifying defects and non-conformities as early as possible
  • Reducing potential risks arising from defectuous or inferior materials or components
  • Ensuring your products, equipment and materials meet client requirements and comply with regulatory requirements 

Apave expands its inspection offer

Today Apave has acquired the inspection activities of the ABS Group and continues its role in assessing and supporting international technical standards for quality, safety, health and the environment. The Technical Inspection and Verification division provides assessment and inspection services for new equipment, particularly in the energy, chemical and industrial pressure equipment sectors.

The Apave offer

Apave teams work closely with clients to offer source inspection services to best meet their needs, complemented by vendor audit services. Our experienced and qualified teams, with industry-specific knowledge and expertise, can support you ensure the quality and reliability of your products, equipment and materials. Our source inspection services are tailored to your specific needs, such as:

  • Witnessing mechanical tests
  • Factory acceptance tests
  • Hydrostatic tests
  • Performance tests


We serve a wide-range of clients, of all sizes and industries, supporting them in their quality assurance / quality control processes. Our comprehensive offer can be adapted as a once-off inspection, or as part of a continuous quality plan, to actively improve the effectiveness and quality of your supply chain.

The pre-shipment inspection process

We provide these services in several countries:

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