Factory Inspection

Factory inspections examines the factory's basic information and the main process/content of the production implementation, including:

Factory's basic information

Management of the main raw material suppliers

Development and design of products and processes

Production process management

Product management

Why Shentou?

Decades' experience

For over 24 years, Shentou has been a service specialist in China for international buyer of automotive spare parts in both OEM and aftermarket sectors. Find more >>

Primary focus on automotive industry

Acting as a provider of supplier quality management services specialized for the automotive industry, including quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC), Shentou has accumulated in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the areas of

Product design & development

Factory management

Production process organization

Quality management system (QMS) implementation.

Shentou's Suppler QA & QC Services include:

- Factory Inspection

- Factory Audits

- QC Inspection (PPI, DPI & PSI)

Shentou also offers General SCM Services to OEM & aftermarket:

- Product Development

- Project Management

- Supplier Management

Factory Inspection vs. Audit:Factory inspection is different from a standard factory audit which is a comprehensive assessment of the factory's overall quality management system based on the complete terms of the ISO9001 or IATF16949 standards.

Core competence

Shentou's service customers include both automobile OE and aftermarket clients in Europe, America and the Middle East. Shentou's QA/QC offices are strategically located in supplier-rich regions in China and staffed with quality management specialists with core competence in the following:

√    Focused Industries


    Vehicle electronics & accessory

    Power generation

    Agricultural & industrial machinery

√    Focused Processes

    Aluminum die casting, gravity casting, nodular iron casting & grey iron casting

    Stamping, Forging (Cold/Hot), Welding, Machining

    Electrical & Electronics

√    Focused Materials

    Iron (Grey & Ductile), Steel, Aluminum & Composite

    Plastic, Rubber, Textile

Case Studies

Shentou's Factory Inspection Service

Factory Inspection has been one of Shentou's most popular services for international buyers, especially during the COVID-19 when most international buyers have not been able to come to China for over 2 years.

Leveraging on its specialty management on the quality of spare parts suppliers in China, Shentou's Factory Inspection services provide international buyers with an efficient and cost-effective tool to assess a factory's basic capability in supplying quality goods so that the buyers can make sound purchasing decisions.

Introductory Offer

299 € per factory


The fee is for one factory inspection at a single location for one product type, all inclusive.

The Introductory Offer is limited to the 1st order of up to 6 factories by each new customer only, and valid for orders placed on or before the 30th of June, 2022.

MOQ: Minimum 3 factories.

When the Introductory Offer expires, the standard factory inspection price of 499 € applies with each inspection and no MOQ.

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Questions & Answers:

What does a factory inspection cover:

√    Factory's basic information

    Structure, general condition, number of staff, production capacity, system/product certifications, revenues, market coverage, etc.

√    Management of the main raw material suppliers

    Supplier evaluation, incoming quality control, supplier quality performance, raw material warehouse, etc.

√    Development and design of product realization process

    Planning of process design, process design, validation & confirmation of process design, etc.

√    Production process management

    Staff, equipment/tooling, quality control, defective parts processing, material control, 5S management, etc.

√    Product management

    Packaging management, finished parts performance testing, finished parts warehouse management, shipping management, customer complain processing, etc.

Length of a standard factory inspection:

√    A standard factory inspection usually takes 1.5 days (up to 12 hours) with 1 inspector

Inspection Report:

√    Inspection Report, in both Chinese & English, to be submitted within 3 working days after the inspection(s).

To send service request of Factory Inspection to Shentou, please contact us as below.



Lukas Lu

Mobile: +49-162 1998116

Email: gx.lu@shentou.com

China (HQ)

Sean Young

Mobile: +86-13923415730

Email: s.young@shentou.com

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