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 approximately fifty percent of all raw cotton shipments that are subject to weighing/sampling either before shipment or after landing.

In the 1990’s WIS established companies in each Central Asian Republic & is further grading cotton on behalf of some Republics as well as on behalf of international & local merchants. In addition to the classification of cotton, WIS established inspection centers in the CIS in order to offer clients access to a wider range of services. Additional offices followed in South America, East & West Africa. Also, with the expansion of the Chinese market, WIS (Shanghai) Ltd. was established in order to meet potential requirements of clients.

  • We've Moved!

    Wakefield Inspection Services Liverpool has a new location!

    Please note the new address:

    Suite 5,
    Exchange Station,
    Tithebarn Street,
    Liverpool L2 2 QP U.K.
  • October, 5th, 2021

    Gary, Robert and Rhea attending the ICA event

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.