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Looking for a quality inspection company in Malaysia that can check your goods before shipment?
In this article, we list leading companies offering inspection services in Malaysia. Further, we also compare them according to the same criteria such a product category, services provided, year of registration, headquarters or branch location, and more.
How much does a quality inspection in Malaysia cost?
Most inspection companies in Malaysia will provide an independent quotation by email inquiry or through their online quotation system.
In general, an inspection costs between US$350 and US$450 per man day.
As for other Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, quality inspections in Malaysia are generally a bit more expensive than in China – where you can expect to pay around US$300.
Is it necessary to book a quality inspection when importing from Malaysia?
No matter the country where you intend to produce your goods and the experience of your supplier, manufacturing is far from being an exact science.
Things can go wrong during production, sometimes horribly wrong, and Malaysia is not an exception. Thus the answer is yes, a quality inspection is necessary.
The reason is that an inspection before shipping the products is the only way to make sure that your goods have an acceptable defect rate and comply with your expected product specifications.
If you find out that there are unacceptable quality issues only after your goods have been delivered to your warehouse, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to return them to your supplier.
Even in the case when you are able to return the goods, you would still have lost a lot of time, risking to let your Amazon store out of inventory, or receiving your Christmas decoration goods in January.
Looking for new suppliers in Malaysia? In this article, we list sourcing companies offering product sourcing services covering textiles, furniture, industrial goods, and many other products that Malaysia can offer importers.
Looking for a new manufacturing base for your latest clothing designs? While Malaysia is often overlooked as a manufacturing destination for textiles, the Southeast Asian country has a long history as a textiles manufacturing hub in the region.
In this guide, we list some of Malaysia’s leading textiles manufacturers, many of which are based in and around Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
What do I need to prepare before contacting any of the listed suppliers?
Clothing and textiles manufacturers rarely design their own products. Instead, they rely on you, the buyer, to provide a complete techpack:
Bill of materials
Care label file
As a small customer, you have to be an ‘easy customer’. Without a techpack, you shouldn’t expect a single reply from any of the suppliers in this list.
Can I expect lower prices compared to Chinese factories?
Malaysia has no advantage in terms of labor costs. Malaysian workers earn on average about as much as one in Mainland China. Further, Malaysia is less self-sufficient when it comes to fabrics, zippers, velcro and other components – which are often actually imported from China or other countries in ASEAN.
As such, you should not expect any price cuts when sourcing clothing manufacturers in Malaysia. That said, the country still has a highly competitive clothing and textiles manufacturing base standing on its own merits.
Another benefit is that English is an official language in Malaysia, making it far easier to communicate with your suppliers.