Have you ever wondered what it’s like to inspect products in Thailand? In this exclusive interview, we talk to Mr Surachai Wong, our Quality Control Manager in Thailand, who knows the Thai market inside out. He shares his insights on the special features, difficulties, and possibilities of doing inspections in Thailand.
Q: Can you tell us about the inspection industry in Thailand?
A: The inspection industry in Thailand has grown significantly over the years. Thailand is the sourcing hub for various industries such as cars, electronics, clothes, and more. But the importers and manufacturers understand very well that they need to conduct inspection services to ensure their products are good and meet the world’s standards.
Q: What are some good things about doing inspections in Thailand compared to other countries nearby?
A: Thailand has such a strategic location in Asia. It is a way to reach the bigger ASEAN market and has good roads and transport systems. Also, Thailand has skilled workers who can do inspections well and carefully. Plus, the country’s rules are relatively easy for inspection companies to work well.
Q: What are some difficulties that inspection service providers might face when working in Thailand?
A: Thailand has some good chances but also some hard things. One of the main problems is the language difference, especially in smaller places where people might need to speak English better. Also, culture can affect how inspections are done and some problems are solved. Also, keeping the same quality standards for different industries and places can take time because the Thai market is very different.
Q: How important is good relationships with local makers and suppliers to ensure inspections go well in Thailand?
A: Good relationships with local makers and suppliers are very important in the inspection industry. It helps to have trust, talk clearly, and understand what each other wants. When the relationship is good, makers are more likely to listen to feedback and do what the inspection says quickly. Also, inspectors can better understand the problems that the makers have and change their inspection methods better.
Q: Are there any special things about Thai culture that inspectors should be careful of during work?
A: Yes, there are. Thai culture cares a lot about keeping good relationships, which can sometimes affect how people talk directly. Inspectors should be nice and polite when giving feedback to makers to avoid making them angry or confused. Also, knowing some local ways and habits can help make a good and friendly inspection experience.
Q: In your experience, what are some common mistakes or things that inspection service providers might need to remember in the Thai market?
A: One common thing that they might forget is how important local rules and certificates are. Different industries might have specific things that they need to follow that inspectors must know well. They might have delays, extra costs, or even legal problems if they don’t follow these standards. Another mistake is not paying attention to seasonal factors, as some industries in Thailand make more products at certain times of the year.
Q: As the Quality Control Manager at VIS, what do you see as the future of inspection services in Thailand?
A: The future of inspection services in Thailand looks promising. As industries continue to thrive and expand, the demand for quality control will grow. We expect to see greater integration of technology and AI in inspections, enabling more efficient and accurate assessments. Building strong partnerships with local makers and suppliers will remain key to ensuring successful and reliable inspection outcomes.
Inspections in Thailand are an exciting chance for inspection service providers, but they also have unique problems that need flexibility and cultural knowledge. By understanding the local market details and having good relationships with makers, inspection service providers can work well and give good results that help everyone involved. If you need professional inspection service in Thailand, contact our team for free consultation.
About Mr. Surachai Wong
Mr. Surachai Wong is the Quality Control Manager of VIS in Thailand, a leading inspection service provider in the region. He has 10 years of experience in the inspection industry, working with various industries, including automotive, electronics, textiles, furniture, etc. Surachai has a strong knowledge of the Thai market and its unique challenges and opportunities, as well as a keen understanding of the local culture and regulations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in quality management. He is skilled in conducting inspections with precision, attention to detail, and diplomacy, building trust and cooperation with local manufacturers and suppliers. He is passionate about delivering quality outcomes that benefit all stakeholders involved.
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