Minerals and Metals Inspection

We deliver independent inspection and testing services throughout the supply-chain for all types of minerals, metals and fertilisers.

Our services support clients at every stage of the supply chain for a wide range of commodities.

We comply with international sampling and weighing procedures, and pay special attention to rigorously apply sampling methods to obtain homogeneous and representative samples of the cargo.

Activities include pre-shipment quality control, supervision and inspection of vessels at loading and discharge, and testing and analysis of samples.

Strategically located in Mersin, our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory provides a broad range of testing services for clients located anywhere in Turkey.

Full list of tested and inspected products
  • Ferrous metals, such as iron ore, chrome ore, manganese ore, nickel ore, ferro-alloys, etc.
  • Non-ferrous metals, such as copper, zinc, lead concentrates, ingots, blister copper, copper cathode and gold & silver concentrates.
  • Energy minerals, such as coal, coke, petroleum coke, etc.
  • Semi-finished & finished steel products and solid chemical products.
  • Dry and liquid fertilizers in both bulk and bagged form.
  • All kinds of industrial minerals.
  • Fertilizer (e.g. Nitrogen fertilizers/ Phosphate fertilizers / Potash fertilizers / Compound fertilizers / Other fertilizers)

Key Benefits

Poor quality metals and minerals can be costly and damaging, both for the industry and the environment. Our highly reactive network of experts and laboratories enable clients to verify product conformity and reduce risk.

Benefits include:

  • Adaptability: unique solutions to individual challenges
  • Reactiveness: rapid responses across all stages, from inspections to certifications and delivery reports
  • Approachability: our expertise helps us gain a strong understanding and build relationships with our clients
  • Capability: specialist, tailor-made services at competitive rates
  • Technology: state-of-the art facilities

Request an Inspection

To learn more about our Minerals and Metals services, or to request an inspection for your business, please contact us.

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