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HQTS Group

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One of Asia's oldest and largest testing and inspections companies.

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HQTS Group

  1. 1. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Why it’s so important to find the right company to partner with!
  2. 2. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations HQTS Group Ltd • Helmsman Quality & Technology Co. Ltd. - Inspections, Testing, factory & Social Compliance Audits, Consulting Services • HQTS-QA International Ltd - Testing Laboratories in joint venture with QA International Inc. • Yoshida Ltd. - Sorting & Piece x Piece inspections for high-end consumer gods • Xīnghéngshí Company Ltd. - Consulting services for QA & QC to China manufacturers and suppliers
  3. 3. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Company Timeline • 1987 - Opened as a division of a large quasi-government product testing company to provide subcontract services to global inspection companies. • 1995 - Spun out as an separate company with 5 employees to focus solely on providing subcontract services for consumer product inspections. • 2001 - We began working directly with buyers and manufacturers to provide inspections and testing services and opened foreign sales offices. • 2003 - Company executives took the company private, and we opened our first testing laboratory in Hangzhou, China. • 2012 - Locations in 17 countries and 65 offices, more than 500 professionals on staff
  4. 4. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Anti-bribery and Ethics • The cornerstone of the HQTS business model ‐ Inspectors are employees paid at a higher than market rate ‐ A zero tolerance anti-bribery policy ‐ Initial and continuing education ‐ Unannounced inspection audits ‐ Unannounced inspector audits ‐ Incentives for reporting violations ‐ Regular analysis of inspector AQL data ‐ Periodic rotation of inspectors
  5. 5. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Total Quality Solutions • Inspections - Consumer Goods, Textiles & Apparel, Electronics, Agriculture & Food, Industrial, Mineral • Product Testing - Packaging, Toys & Jewelry, Textile & Apparel, Candles & Ceramics • Factory Audits - Supplier Audits Technical Factory Audits, Social Compliance Audits • Production Management ⁻ Managing and verification of your production from raw materials to shipping • Consulting Solutions - Management, Certification, Training
  6. 6. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Inspection Services Consumer Goods • Apparel, textile, toys, electronics, hardware, home décor, tools - Pre-production - During production - Pre-shipment Food Safety • Packaged, Canned, Dried - Snacks - Meats - Seafood • Frozen - Seafood - Vegetables - Sample picking - Sorting and Piece x Piece - Loading Supervisions
  7. 7. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Inspection Services cont’d Industrial • Equipment - From automotive engines to heavy equipment and everything in between • Machinery - From wind turbines to hydro-electric power generation Minerals • Commodities - Metallurgical, iron ore, coke, manganese, ferroalloys, chrome, coal, steel. • Precious Metals - Bullion, trace minerals, gold, platinum, rare earth
  8. 8. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Inspection Services cont’d Customized Solutions • Factory Escort Services - Translation - Negotiation - Travel assistance • Product Spec Development - Specifications development - Technical writing & documentation - Cad & Technical plan development • Specialized Services - Total production quality management - Quality control staffing solutions - Quality management solutions
  9. 9. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Product Testing Packaging – International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) Accredited • Packaged-product transportation testing - ISTA transportation test - Vibration test - Drop test - Incline impact test • Packaging Materials Test - Edgewise compressive strength test - Tearing resistance - Bursting strength - Compression test for shipping carton - Atmospheric conditioning test - Clamping force test of packaging pieces - Thickness measurement - Basis weight and grammage - Toxic elements in packing material
  10. 10. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Product Testing cont’d Toys & Jewelry • Testing to CPSC, ASTM, FDA, EN-71, ISO, GB standards - Mechanical & Physical - Flammability Safety - Electric Toy Safety - Toxic Element & Materials Textile & Apparel • Testing to AATCC, ASTM, CPSC, and ISO standards. • Categories - Various fibrillar component fabrics - Various structural fabrics - Garments - Home Textiles - Heavy metals - Phthalates content - Label - Decoration articles - Ecological fabrics - Others
  11. 11. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Product Testing cont’d Candles & Related Products • Characteristics Tested - Burn time - Label check - Smoke test - Candle stability - Burning safety • Ceramic and Glassware Testing Chemical testing - FDA, Food grade test - Lead content on surface coating - EU Food grade test - Total Cadmium - Lead content of wick - Candle container compatibility - Container temperature characteristics - Heavy metal content Physical testing - Wipe Test - Annealing - Thermal shock (glassware only) - Dishwasher test - Water absorption test
  12. 12. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Product Testing cont’d Common testing protocols • Rohs - Lead (Pb) - Mercury (Hg) - Cadmium (Cd) • REACH - The European Union (EU) Regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances and use of chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC). • CPSIA - Imposes new testing and documentation requirements, and sets new acceptable levels of several substances in the manufacture of juvenile products. • DMF - Requires Member States to ensure that products containing the biocide dimethylfumarate are not to be allowed into the European Union. - Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) - Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) - Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE
  13. 13. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Factory Audits • Supplier Audits - Business background and fact check - Business and Client References - Business and/or Professional License • Technical Audits - Manufacturer's background - Manpower - Production capability - Machinery, facilities & equipment • Social Compliance Audits - Child labor laws - Forced labor laws - Discrimination laws - Minimum wage laws - Dormitories • Customs & Trade Partnership against Terrorism (C-TPAT) - Location Verification - Factory Relationships - Performance Capability - Manufacturing process & production lines - Quality system such as testing & inspection - Management system & capability - Environment - Working hours - Overtime wages - Social benefits - Safety and health - Protection of the environment
  14. 14. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Consulting Services • Management - Quality management - Manufacturing management - Salary & performance management - Human resources management • Certification - Establish all internal processes and procedures to comply with various ISO certification requirements such as ISO9000 and ISO14000, OHSAS18000, HACCP, SA 8000, ISO/TS16949 standards • Training - The Quality Assurance Roadmap - Managing for Quality Assurance - Managing through Performance - Staff training for QA, QC and Ethics - Auditor training to ISO, SAS, and More - Quality Control Training for Manufacturers - 5S management - Information system set-up - Social compliance consulting
  15. 15. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Flexibility Large enough to cover all your Asia locations • Global reach - Over 500 employees - More than 17 countries - 65 plus offices, laboratories & inspection branches Small enough to craft a solution to match your requirements • Dedicated account coordinator - A single point of contact - International English speaking staff - Local sales representation in many major countries
  16. 16. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Recognized Industry Leadership • Accredited by CNAS - The Chinese the national accreditation body responsible for the accreditation of inspection bodies, laboratories and certification bodies. • Licensed by AQISQ - The entity responsible for administering and enforcing laws related to inspection and testing companies in China. Licensing by them is required to operate legally. • Member in Good Standing of TIA - The Toy Industry Association is a non-profit trade association for producers and importers of toys and youth entertainment products sold in North America. • Legal Member of IFIA - The trade association for inspection agencies and related organizations that provide inspection, testing and certification services internationally.
  17. 17. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Deliverables • Experience, Industry and local knowledge - Operating longer in Asia than any other QA company - Combined staff of over 500 industry specialists • The solution you need at a price you can afford - Inspection solution bundles - Volume pricing discounts • Fast reliable ordering and reports - Inspections within 48 hours of receiving the order - Preliminary reports can be provided while onsite - Reports within 24 hours of inspection completion
  18. 18. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Deliverables cont’d • Solutions customized to meet your exact requirements • Quality you expect at a price you can afford • Fast, reliable, accurate service & report delivery • Reports you can trust backed by documented ethics initiatives • Quality solutions with you every step!
  19. 19. History Ethics Solutions Flexibility Accredited Deliverables Meet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your ExpectationsMeet Your Specifications, Exceed Your Expectations Next Steps • Execute NDA • Trade technical data and testing, inspection, and/or audit requirements as needed • Review technical requirements and samples • Jointly develop service agreement and contract • First order Next Steps

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