Since its establishment in 1993, Wakefield Inspection Services has developed the reputation as a strong and reliable leader in the cotton industry.

WIS provides a wide range of commodity inspection, supervision, control and monitoring services covering container services, marine cargo surveys and inspection, bulk liquid cargoes, break bulk and containerized cargoes. Our specific services on cotton include superintending loading of cotton bales, weighing, sampling, classing, HVI testing, micronaire, tagging, and checking of external country damage and sorting.

The factual and concise reports issued 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 500.

WIS, through this network, handles more than fifty percent of all raw cotton shipments that are subject to weighing/sampling either before shipment or after landing.

With the break up of the former Soviet Union, WIS established companies is each republic and is further grading cotton on behalf of some Republics as well as on behalf of international merchants. In addition to the classification of cotton, WIS established regional inspection centres in the CIS and Baltic States in order to offer clients access to a wider range of services. Additional offices followed in South America, East and West Africa.

  • John Evans It is with a very heavy heart to advise that Mr John Evans passed away on 18/12/2017. Originally from Liverpool, John worked in the cotton industry with Ralli Brothers & Coney (now Cargill Cotton), before joining the WIS Family as Senior Cotton Classer until he retired. John is survived by his wife Leila, with whom he met during his time at WIS, working in Azerbaijan. John was much loved by all and he will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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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.