Get a Pre-Production Inspection in China

Assess your supplier before starting your production





Guided Imports China Quality Inspection and Control services help buyers stay confident in the decisions they make when manufacturing. Our third-party inspectors provide you with an experienced, western-trained agent to visit your supplier before starting your production to give you a full picture of the supplier and material capabilities.

Guided Imports Pre-Production Inspection Overview

A China pre-production inspection (PPI) occurs before your supplier begins the production. Inspectors will check the supplier’s raw materials, components and count the quantity, ensuring conformity from the beginning.  A China PPI is ideal when working with new suppliers or restarting productions. 

An inspection aims to provide the buyer with unbiased information about the supplier and their capabilities and act as an additional set of eyes and ears for the buyer to make informed decisions. A Chinese PPI inspector can identify defective components or materials; it can eliminate communication issues and identify weaknesses in the production process before it begins.

What We Inspect:

A pre-production inspection in China is a comprehensive check, which reviews the following aspects of production.

  • Material status
  • Material quantity
  • Material condition
  • Factory machinery & condition
  • Factory readiness
  • Measuring & testing equipment

Benefits of Inspecting Before the Production Begins

A China pre-production inspection provides the buyer with a detailed account of the supplier’s ability before the production begins. This inspection helps you understand if the supplier has everything ready for them to start. There are no surprises regarding missing or inferior material or misunderstood product specifications. When possible issues are identified early on, solutions can be made instantly, without affecting the production.

By sending a China PPI inspector to your factory before the production begins, you can avoid potential delays and additional costs caused by mistakes and miscommunication. You will have a clear understanding of the outcome of the production before it begins.

How Pre-Production Inspection Services in China Help You

Buyers often feel the most risk while they are waiting for a production to begin. It is not uncommon for even the most experienced buyers to second guess themselves and question whether they properly communicated their requirements. If this is the first production with a new supplier, it can also be a daunting period due to the immense uncertainty. 

A China PPI gives buyers a clear understanding of whether their supplier is ready to begin the production. Instead of waiting to inspect the products after they have been made, the inspector will seek to identify any potential issues before the production starts and provide you with the means to rectify what was found.


Receive a Detailed Inspection Report

After the completion of your inspection, we will send you a detailed report highlighting our findings. We guarantee you will receive the first draft on the same day of your inspection, allowing you to begin working with your supplier to rectify any issues that may have been found. 

Avoid Costly Mistakes

Neglecting to put eyes on your production from the very beginning could turn out to be a costly mistake. While all suppliers are confident in their abilities, their confidence can’t guarantee your product quality, zero delays, or miscommunication. A PPI is a small investment that can catch potential mistakes early on and ultimately save you time and money.

Anywhere in China, Within 48-hours, Guaranteed

We understand that the need for an inspection can arise at any moment. Our promise to you is that we can send an inspector to any factory in China within 48-hours. If you need someone sooner, we will do everything we can to get someone to your factory when you need it. Just let us know when and where you need someone, and we’ll immediately dispatch an inspector.

Over 500 businesses of all sizes trust us.

Why Use Guided Imports for Your Pre-Production Inspection Company in China?

When you are thousands of miles away from your supplier, starting a production can be a stressful endeavor. At Guided Imports, we become your partner in China, acting as your quality-focused eyes and ears. Our goal is to offer our inspection services to help ensure your production’s success. If there is any way we can do that, we are here for you!

Our booking process is set up to be fast and easy. Let us know when and where your production needs an inspection and share the details of what you’d like for us to look for. Our inspection team has decades of experience working on a vast array of productions. If you need further assistance with planning your assessment, let us know, and we are here to help.

Our team consists of qualified professionals with years of experience. Our core competencies revolve around factory inspections, auditing, supplier evaluations, and consumer product testing. We consider ourselves to be scholars of quality, always focused on expanding our techniques and understanding. As a quality-focused company, we don’t merely swallow the most up to date policies and standards; we study them. We push ourselves to understand quality on a deeper level while maintaining the most up to date standards anytime they improve.


Why Wait?

Book a Pre-Production Inspection in China so you can place confidence back into your production.

Guided Imports Specializes In:

China In-Processs (DUPRO) Inspection

Inspections after 20-80% of the production are complete.

China Pre-Shipment Inspection

Quality control before your products leaves your supplier.

China Final Inspection

The last inspection before your production is packed and sealed.

China Container Loading Check

Supervising the loading process of your completed production.

China First Article Inspection

Inspecting the first pieces to come off the production line.

China AQL Inspection

Utilizing the Accepted Quality Limit tables during a quality inspection.

China Amazon FBA Inspection

Inspections tailored to Amazon FBA sellers.

China 100% Inspection

A 100% quality control inspection of your production.

China CE Compliance

Ensuring your products comply with European regulations.

China Social Compliance Audit

Auditing your supplier's social and ethical performance standards.