Teams with UL to Offer Facility Audit and Product Inspection Services to Members of members can now use UL audit services for product and facility review
July 18, 2013 announced today that they have teamed with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) to offer facility auditing and product inspection services to members of its online manufacturing platform.  UL serves as the leading provider of auditing and safety services globally.

For facility audits, the service enables sourcing professionals to contract UL to audit a current or potential supplier globally.  UL will provide an audit report to the requestor with documented feedback of their audit.  With extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements, UL audit specialists work within applicable codes-of-conduct and governing frameworks to provide essential information that enables brand managers, compliance officers and quality assurance specialists to make informed decisions directly impacting brand credibility and product marketability.

For product inspection, the service enables sourcing professionals to confirm the quality of their product before it ships from the factory.  With expertise in nearly every consumer product category, UL’s comprehensive inspection system provides a vital check on consumer product quality from top of production through loading, to help eliminate many of the uncertainties associated with global sourcing. From factory to shelf, UL helps ensure products and packaging meet defined specifications for quality and safety.

“We are excited for this new relationship with UL.  It provides both sourcing professionals and suppliers with additional tools to help conduct business smoothly,” said Olivier Gavillot, Vice President of Operations for  “The service enables our members to source locally or globally with the same expectations.  Overall, this is a great product offer for our marketplace users.”


About Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 118 years of history.  Employing more than 10,000 professionals with customers in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units—Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services, and Verification Services—to meet the expanding needs of their customers and to deliver on their public safety mission. For more information on UL’s family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities, go to

About is the largest online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, facilitating interaction between buyers and manufacturers. enables sourcing professionals and engineers to quickly and easily locate quality suppliers for CNC MachiningInjection Molding, Metal StampingMetal Fabrication and many other processes through an easy-to-use online marketplace. With more than $115 billion in RFQs passing through the marketplace, has helped thousands of manufacturers—ranging from small machine shops to large conglomerates—increase sales and grow profits. is a global business, with offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Mexico.  For more information, go to