Alex Stewart International [ASIIPL]: Setting Benchmarks as an International Inspection & Analytical Service Provider

  Soumitra Prasad Bhowmik,    Quality Manager

Soumitra Prasad Bhowmik

Quality Manager

Ensuring optimum quality standards has never been so important than today for businesses operations across varied industries. With this, inspection and analytical services have become imperative to stay relevant with the market standards. However, partnering with competent service providers is the key today that can bring in years of domain experience in offering best-in-class service deliver ability.

Alex Stewart International (India) Pvt. Ltd. (ASIIPL), is an independent inspection and analytical services provider who has established itself as one of the most dependable and prominent surveyors, superintendents, and providers of analytical services in the Indian minerals, metals, and ores business. ASIIPL is an ISO-9001:2015 certified company, headquartered in Chennai, having 12 branch offices and three laboratories strategically located throughout India's key ports and towns.

Alex Stewart India offers world class analytical services through its three state-of-the-art Labs, located at Visakhapatnam, Chennai & Gandhidham which are all ISO/IEC-17025:2017 accredited by National Accreditation Board of Testing & Calibration Laboratories(NABL)INDIA, since 2012. ASIIPL Labs. offers Chemical Testing of a wide range of commodities under categories like Mineral Ores, Metals & Alloys(Ferrous & Non-ferrous), Solid Fuels, Edible Oils, Agricultural Products, Chemicals & Fertilizers in accordance with ISO, ASTM, IS, AOCS, IMSBC Code, IBM and other standard test methods.

ASIIPL­ Visakhapatnam Lab holds the DG Shipping certification for determination of
Iron Ore-Transportable Moisture Limits/Flow Moisture Point (with graphical analysis) by latest IMSBC Code and giving expert opinions & interpretations on the suitability of the cargo before loading on ocean going vessels. Vizag Lab. is also accredited by the Federation of Oils Seed and Fats Associations (FOSFA), London an `Associate Analyst Member'. The laboratory has been registered as competent to conduct FOSFA International contractual analysis for Oils & Fats and has achieved consistent success in various FOSFA: Proficiency Testing(PT) programs conducted by BIPEA every year.

ASIIPL - Chennai Lab. has recently enhanced its technical capability w.r.t. trace metal analysis by ICP-OES instrument for various metals (ferrous & non-ferrous). ASIIPL is proud to be empaneled in Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX), conducting technical audit, inspection & testing for Pure Lead manufacturing units in India desirous to list their product brands under MCX India.

ASIIPL - Gandhidham Lab.assisted by splendid ASi - UK and Dubai: Precious Metals testing laboratories, proudly performs independent Sampling & Inspection services of Precious Metals like Gold & Silver, and witness dip sampling operation at Indian gold refineries for the production of Gold of 995 to 999 purity.

The major services offered in this segment are Verification of audits of Gold & Silver refineries on behalf of metal exchanges; Verification of the intactness of packing/seals; Supervision of Weighing, Melting, Refining & Recovery process after melting/casting, Sampling & Sample preparation at refineries and Witnessing of Dip Sampling Operation.

Ensuring One-Stop-Solution
ASIIPL holds the prestigious GAFTA & FOSFA Membership and delivers Superintendent Services in strict compliance with the respective regulatory requirements.

ASI India's ISO 17025 accredited laboratories offer a distinct expertise: a reliable and well-known network of professional chemists who use cutting edge analytical technology to give the most accurate and complete results on time for a wide range of industry sectors.

"We follow a holistic training plan along with robust internal quality control practices like etained sample analysis, blind sample testing, measurement uncertainty and method validation programme using certified reference materials. Our Laboratory personnel are well qualified and experienced in auditing of laboratory management systems(LMS) vide ISO/IEC-17025:2017 standard",highlights Soumitra Prasad Bhowmik, Quality Manager of the Company.

Going forward, ASIIPL would be constantly revamping its infrastructure with latest technologies and equipment to drive innovation in the Inspection and Analytical services deliver ability in line with its commitment to continuous improvement.