Welcome to Control Union World Group
Control Union is an international group of companies specialising in independent cargo surveying, super-intending and certification. Our international network of offices, laboratories and accredited agents enables us to offer a complete package in logistics, quality and quantity management from the country of origin to the final destination.
Consistency and quality in our services is achieved through internal quality assessment systems, extensive internal and external training, development and use of state-of-the-art ICT solutions and exchange of know-how between offices and agents.
Control Union Certifications
Control Union Certifications (formerly Skal International) is your partner in inspection and certification for a wide range of certification programs. Our certificates are accepted by authorities in nearly every country.
Control Union Certifications offers you a global one-stop-shop for a wide range of certification programs. Our certificates are accepted by authorities in nearly every country.
Control Union Certifications commits itself to conduct its activities impartially and in a professional manner. CU understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, managing of conflicts of interest and ensuring the objectivity of its management system certification activities.
With this instrument Control Union holds full responsibility for the safekeeping of merchandise delivered by depositors into specified warehouses. This merchandise is to be used as collateral for the financial and commercial loans given by banks and traders to these depositors.
The warrant is an excellent credit title which not only allows the purchase of raw material to be financed but also stocks of manufactured product.
Control Union is approved or mandated by numerous organizations, such as the USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, U.S. Agency for International Development, Catholic Relief Organization, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the World Food Program, by the European Commission Joint Relex Service for control and supervision services for food aid and by various Private Voluntary organizations.
Control Union has worked with USDA/CCC since 1989 and have exclusive contracts with USDA/CCC for the 2005/2006 season to inspect cargoes destined to Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Central America, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In addition, Control Union has conducted inspections on behalf of various Private Voluntary Organizations on a global basis. We have also participated in numerous CCC/IFB contracts in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Morocco, Israel, South Africa, South America, Lesotho, Mozambique, Ukraine and Greece.
In the case of food aid cargoes, Control Union provides not only inspection of goods at the port of discharge and at the inland destinations, we "superintend the cargo flow" as well. To this end, we endeavor to mitigate damages "on the spot" to alleviate further damages to the goods. In addition, Control Union provides their customers with full support by liaisons with the ocean carriers, freight forwarders, vessel agents, inland carriers and warehouse personnel.
In addition to the above, CU offers full laboratory analysis at our independent laboratories.
Control Union offers you a complete package of inspection services. Consistency and quality in our services is achieved through internal quality assessment systems, extensive internal and external training, state-of-the-art ICT solutions and and exchange of know-how between offices and agents.
Control Union World Group has fully owned laboratories in different countries, like Argentina, Brazil, India, Netherlands, Russia, USA etc.. We carry out a comprehensive range of analyses in different fields e.g. analysis of grains, cereals, feeding stuffs, fruits, vegetables and spices, as well as analysis of coal, minerals and biomass. Whether you want to have your samples analysed on a regular or occasional basis or analysed as part of a comprehensive monitoring programme, we take care of it. We are hosting/facilitating many national and international analyses monitoring programmes.
By using the latest techniques, we offer fast turnaround times. Most samples are analysed in less than 5 working days. A special 'sprint service' for testing within 24 hours, can be provided for most analyses.