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AEC Inspection is a Western 3rd party inspection company focusing on quality control and quality assurance in Turkey. We specialize and are experts in product inspections, factory audits and product testing. We can inspect any order and audit any factory within 48H, anywhere in Turkey.

Nowadays, almost all Turkey manufacturers have their own quality control teams, why do you still need independent (third-party) inspection service?
No mother says her own child looks bad. A large amount of manufacturers’ trend is hiding something especially while quality control means extra cost or scrapping to them. But if the problems hided cannot be detected before shipment, the biggest loss will be transferred to the buyer.
Most of the manufacturers’ in-house quality control teams are not so obliged or qualified to perform professional inspections as third-party inspection companies do. A professional inspection company performs inspections more rationally, more precisely, and more considerately.

Has production started correctly? (First Article inspection)
Is my order produced according to my specifications? (Product Inspection)
Is the container well loaded? (Container Loading Inspection)
How to make sure the factory has put in place the right quality checks? (Production Monitoring)
Is my potential vendor reliable? (Factory Audit)
Is my factory following international and local rules and regulations? (Social Audit)

You can send us your requirements, instructions, specifications, criteria and attachments by e-mail (24/7).
Our Operations team will prepare, coordinate and arrange your booked service and you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions, you can contact us at any time.
You will receive one invoice per month, at the end of the month (if you are a regular client; otherwise payment prior to the service will be requested).

Quality Control Inspection Services.
Audit Services.
Product Laboratory Testing Management.
Quality Control Inspection Services:
First Article Inspection (FAI)
Inspection of machinery and materials to be used for your order prior to production.
During Production Inspection (DPI)
Control and recommendations for production processes and capacity.
Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI)
An Inspection to guarantee the conformity of production to your specifications.
Container Loading Inspection (CLI)
Guarantee the finished and packed goods meet your specifications (product type and quantity) and are securely loaded for shipment.
Production Monitoring (PM)
Constant oversight in your factory with daily reports on quality and production status.

Audit Services:
Fast Factory Audit = $250 all inclusive
Assessment of the profile & capacity of your vendor.
Factory Audit = $350 all inclusive
Full assessment of the knowhow, profile, capacity and experience of your vendor.
Social Audit = $550 all inclusive
Full social assessment of your factory as per SA8000 (international and local laws & regulations).

+ Expertise : We focus on consumer products.
+ Management : Western & local quality engineers.
+ Personalization: Custom-made solutions, When needed.
+ Flexibility : Only 2 days notice, online booking & tracking.
+ Cheaper : Our fee is $250 per Man-Day (1 inspector / 1 day).
+ Faster : Easy online booking, Pre results, Same-day Reports.
+ Safer : Our services adhere to recognized international standards: ISO2859, ISO9000, 
A dedicated and experienced team
Most of our inspectors, auditors, engineers are full-time employees.
We recruit experienced and professional people with a Western capacity of judgement.
All our inspectors and auditors are regularly trained to international quality standards.
Our quality control and assurance services are following international standards.
We all abide to a strict Business Ethics & Compliance Code.
Easier, faster and cheaper for you
From your private account, you can manage all your quality needs.
You get your reports the same day of the inspection.
Our Man-Day rate starts at $250 all inclusive.

We do not offer any sourcing services. All information about our clients' vendors and factories is confidential and shall not be transmitted to any other party. All information is strictly kept confidential and shall not be sold or use for any other purpose than the quality control service you are paying for. If you are in need of these services, please consult our Endorsed partners' page for relevant company information.

Of course and we invite you to contact us in order to explain us your quality needs.

In order to save time and money, we advise you to send it directly to your factory, in a sealed package to our attention. In case you do not trust enough your factory or vendor for this, you can send it to our closest office. To know to which office to send it, check our offices address on your dashboard or contact your account manager.

Our reports are very detailed, illustrated with pictures and cover:
Product appearance (AQL), Workmanship quality
Product specifications review: quantity, material, color, size, measurements, labeling & marking, packaging, packing, accessories, shipping marks etc.
On site Testing and special checks.
Important remarks and professional feedback.

Address for inspection location
Supplier name and contact information
Which type of inspection required

You will need to book a final inspection three working days in advance. This allows us time to gather and check all the information required to issue your specifications.

The inspection results are sent within the same-day of the inspection.
The reports are usually sent in inspection day between 5PM and 11PM Istanbul/Turkey time.


We inspect the shipment according to AQL international standards and also according to your instructions, specifications and criteria. Then, our results are given to you through a fully detailed and illustrated report, which should allow you to decide whether to allow the shipment of your products. You can accept or reject your shipment directly online.

AEC Inspection provides quality control and quality assurance services in Turkey.
If you have an inspection or audit location in Middle East Area, We can also send our inspectors to control your products.
If you are not sure if your inspection or audit location is part of our coverage area in Middle East, you should contact us a few days prior to the shipment for confirmation of possible additional fees for travel expenses, hotel or bonus for the quality inspector.

It is extremely rare that non-conforming goods make it out of the factory if AEC is hired. In the vast majority of cases, the root cause turns out to be damage during shipping or shipments were approved after a failed inspection and the buyer trust the factory (who was likely supposed to rework the goods) enough to ship without having performed a re-inspection or a defect sorting service. Therefore, we highly recommend you to book re-inspection or defect sorting service after a failed inspection and to work with your shipping partners to insure the product against damage in transit. AEC guarantees that we will inspect the product to the standard and methods approved by the client (including chosen sampling size). In the event our inspectors do not follow the agreed standards, AEC will make a refund of up to 3 times the price of the inspection.

As it is not economically viable for most clients to inspect every unit in the order, AQL tables determine the number of units to be inspected which will yield a statistically reliable sample size. In other words, if the inspection on the randomly selected lot goes well, then it is statistically unlikely that defects will be found in the rest of the order. For the sake of example, say there are 100 master cartons in an order and 50 units per master carton for 5000 units total. Our inspectors would open at random a select set of master cartons (the square root of the total number of cartons) and further select at random a set of individual units inside that master carton as per sampling size chosen by the client. However, if the supplier knew they had a few dozen defects and packaged the defects all together in one section of one master carton, then it would be statistically unlikely that our inspector would find this pocket of defects. For this reason, AEC does not provide a warranty on behalf of the supplier. But we stress to our clients that they should have robust POs, warranty terms and payment terms with their suppliers that protect the interests of the client. Negotiating such terms with the supplier is outside of the scope of our business at AEC, but our Endorsed Partners can help with the negotiations and contract review.