Manufacturing & Laboratory Inspection Services

At Eurofins | BLC, we offer a range of manufacturing and laboratory inspection services to review production and in-house testing processes for organisations spanning the supply chain. Our services ensure compliance with the required standards as well as reviewing efficiency and helping to reduce risks.

Our independent inspection service gives your business assurance that your suppliers are meeting the required objectives and identifying areas for development. In addition, we also offer support services and have expertise in chemical and materials specifications, as well as testing for compliance to international and regional legislation such as REACH, China GB Standards and CPSC/CPSIA.

We offer the following technical inspection services:

  • Footwear audits
  • LWG Environmental Audit to the LWG Environmental Protocol
  • Chemical management audits
  • Chrome VI audits
  • Laboratory certification for in-house physical testing laboratories


Leather Quality Inspection Audits

Suitable for any leathergoods, this quality inspection service can identify the cause of common issues in leather such as mould, smells, sample select and colour change. Whether you have leathergoods in a warehouse, factory or even in a shipping container, Eurofins | BLC can assess the quality of finished articles against the specification and samples.


LWG Environmental Audits

At Eurofins | BLC, tanneries, leather manufacturers and leather traders can be audited to the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol to achieve an LWG rating (Gold, Silver or Bronze). Eurofins | BLC auditors can perform LWG environmental audits at any location and can also audit multiple locations. 

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Chemical Management Audits

Designed for developing best practice across the supply chain, chemical management audits can assess the ability of chemical companies, manufacturers and supplier, as well as brands and retailers to effectively manage chemicals that are used in the production of consumer products. On-site manufacturing inspections and assessments are used to review processes and identify areas for development.

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Chrome VI Audits

Eurofins | BLC provides chrome VI audits for tanneries and leather manufacturers to assess production processes for the propensity of chrome VI formation in leather and leathergoods. Eurofins | BLC carry out chrome VI audits at sites around the world and use auditors who are experienced with the commercial production of leather. Additional testing may be required on chemicals and sample leathers but this determination will be based upon the audit.

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Laboratory Inspections (Audits & Certification)

If you are a Eurofins | BLC Member and your business carries out physical testing of products and materials through an in-house laboratory, Eurofins | BLC can provide your laboratory with certification which is achieved through an on-site laboratory inspection audit to good laboratory management principles. As part of the certification, the working practice of laboratory technicians is also assessed with a view to each member of staff achieving certification. If your in-house laboratories are across multiple sites, experienced Eurofins | BLC auditors can audit and make assessments of laboratory staff at each site.

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Contact Eurofins | BLC for Manufacturing & Laboratory Inspection Services   

If you require any of the above technical inspection services, contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss with one of our experts today by email to [email protected], telephone +44 (0) 1604 679 999 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this web page.

Eurofins | BLC - Laboratory & Manufacturing Inspection Experts 

Eurofins | BLC is a UK-based company with a global reach. We have the technical knowledge and experience to service organisations from across the supply chain. We provide technical laboratory inspection and manufacturing inspection services to a diverse customer base of chemical formulators, raw materials manufacturers, product manufacturers, suppliers, brands and retailers in many countries around the world.

Our team of international auditors have the specialised understanding needed for providing a comprehensive review of commercial production facilities for leather, textiles and synthetic materials.

At Eurofins | BLC, we also carry out a range of chemical and physical testing for compliance to international legislation as well as MRSL testing for manufacturers, raw materials specialists and chemical formulators.


For manufacturing and laboratory inspection services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Experienced independent inspection service for in-house laboratories and manufacturers
  • A global network of auditors and technical staff
  • Additional supply chain risk management and testing services


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Laboratory audits and certification, designed for in-house physical testing laboratories
  • Advanced technical support from regulatory, supply chain and scientific professionals
  • Discounted laboratory inspection, manufacturing inspection and auditing services
  • Online access to chemical management tools


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Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”


United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."


United Kingdom

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International


"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners


"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon


"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."



"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."


United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."


United Kingdom

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Contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation. For Eurofins | BLC to receive your enquiry, you must complete all 3 sections of the contact form below. To receive the Technical Update email, you simply need to complete this form. Eurofins | BLC aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

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