WIS - quality, a reliability of our service!


Wakefield Inspection Services, a world leader in the cotton controlling industry, has established the standard for reliability and quality in global inspections. The foundation of our service is simple: to ensure our clients consistently receive accurate, objective and timely inspections. Our worldwide network of independent Wakefield offices and Correspondents serve all major cargo points and our Liverpool based Quick Response Team can be dispatched at a moment's notice to resolve your most critical cargo issues.

The services offered by WIS has grown over the years to include all types of bulk, break-bulk, containerised and liquid cargoes. Our highly trained and qualified surveyors are on hand to perform any and all of your pre-shipment and/or post-landed inspection needs.

WIS provides a comprehensive range of services including commodity inspection, supervision, control and monitoring services covering container services, marine cargo surveys and inspection, bulk liquid cargoes, break bulk and containerized cargoes. The factual and concise reports issued by WIS are highly respected and recognized worldwide by governments, insurance companies, banks and international trade merchants.

WIS currently operates in 60 countries around the world and has an approximate workforce of about 450 and through this network, handles a good proportion of all global raw cotton shipments that are subject to weighing / sampling either before shipment or after landing.


  • New WIS Testing Laboratories
    In order to provide further global coverage, WIS are pleased to announce the opening of three new SITC (HVI) facilities for laboratory testing of raw cotton samples:
    SOUTH-EAST ASIA Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
    WEST AFRICA Abidjan - Cote d’Ivoire and Lome - Togo

Our Vision

Our vision for Wakefield Inspection Services is to be the worldwide leader in the independent quality assessment, inspection and controlling industry by setting incomparable standards for accurate, objective and quality verification and reporting services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to understand and fulfill our clients' unique needs, by providing unsurpassed service and support to their organization through our worldwide network of highly trained, experienced and dedicated team members.