How We Ensure the Highest-Performing Uniform Sweaters in the Industry
With 25 years of experience as a trusted knitwear manufacturer, ensuring that every sweater we create meets the expectations of our clients is our top priority.
In this blog, we will introduce you to our Quality Management Team, explore our stringent measures, and delve into how our quality control standards benefit our customers.
Quality Control Management
Our quality control system starts with our people. At COBMEX®, we’ve developed a culture of quality that begins with our work ethic and extends to our manufacturing process and final product.
Our North American and Asian factories are led by a team of experienced and knowledgeable quality control experts. Our process begins with having clear, concise, and well-defined guidelines that are implemented by qualified and trained professionals.
In Mexico, our quality control system is led by our Production Director, Carolina Beltrami, and our Senior Director of Manufacturing, Javier Romero. They ensure that our raw materials are being tested and that all orders are rigorously inspected. Carolina and Javier oversee the training of our staff and certify that we are complying with our client’s specifications, as well as our internal requirements.
Our Technical Design and Quality Control Director, Rocío Carrillo, runs the COBMEX® Quality Control and Design departments. She supervises a team of auditors who verify every single order we manufacture.
Clara Guerrero is our Quality Control Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the quality control process. She also trains and educates her team about our thorough product verification procedures.
Senior Production & Quality Assurance Coordinator, Nina Liu, assists in the implementation of our quality control system in our Asian factories. She ensures that our high-quality standards are consistent between factories. Nina manages sample submissions and customer deliveries. She also reviews final audit reports and ensures shipment quality is up to COBMEX® standards.
Our passionate and experienced team is an essential component of our quality monitoring procedure. Their dedication to production evaluation and product assurance is key to producing uniform sweaters that are durable and comfortable.
Quality Control Methods
COBMEX® has quality control measures in place at every step of the manufacturing process. From raw materials to sewing and packaging, we deliver on our mission to provide the best-performing knitwear to global markets.
COBMEX®’s quality management is a multi-step process that begins with raw materials.
Before the production process starts, all our yarn lots, including our proprietary Durapil™ and Durapil Ultra™ yarns, are rigorously tested for pilling. A designated and regularly trained color quality auditor verifies and approves the color. We also validate the condition and color of all the trims. This ensures that the materials used to craft our knitwear are on par with our quality requirements throughout the entire manufacturing process.
Once the yarn is approved, we move on to the first step in our manufacturing process: Knitting.
We audit and test each lot thoroughly to ensure that they meet our high-performance standards.
To certify that our final products meet our customer’s expectations, knit downs are inspected for appearance, weight, color, construction, knit, texture, and measurements. They are also sent to a quality control lab for pilling and consistency evaluation.
When a new style goes into production, the factory runs a size set to ensure that all patterns are correct and follow the precise style specifications. All knit downs are reviewed before cutting to ensure the weight, tension and overall knit quality are meeting our customer specific program requirements.
Our Production Line Supervisors review the sewing process required for each garment to ensure that our sewers utilize the specified techniques. Communication and collaboration are key to our success, and as such, we constantly evaluate our sewers’ performance and attention to detail.
Once a garment is complete, our auditors run quality inspections to ensure our uniform sweaters meet our customer´s requirements. Before packaging, we inspect the sewing quality, measurements, weights, workmanship, and overall appearance of each garment to ensure quality compliance.
Quality Control = Customer Satisfaction
Knitwear is a complex product to manufacture, and it takes expertise to produce long-lasting, functionally designed sweaters. Through our years of experience and proven performance in the industry, COBMEX® eliminates any uncertainty that distributors may have when including sweaters in their uniform program.
We’ve devoted years to perfecting every step of our manufacturing process. From the materials we use to our quality control methods, COBMEX® consistently delivers uniform sweaters that are peerless in the industry.
The purpose of our rigorous system is to satisfy our clients’ requirements and surpass expectations. Consistency and quality are our top priorities.
Being uniform is what we’re all about.
“COBMEX® was founded on the principle of accountability. We recognize that we have a commitment to our clients, our supply chain partners, and our staff. By employing best practices and delivering uniform sweaters of unmatched quality, we’ve become a brand that our distributors trust.” – Jon Edberg, Executive Vice President
Due to our effective quality control techniques, our production costs are reduced which ultimately benefits our customers. By getting it right the first time around, we avoid manufacturing delays ensuring quick delivery times.
The COBMEX® quality control method certifies that our high-quality uniform sweaters have been tested for size, color, durability, and pill resistance. Customer satisfaction is central to everything we do, and quality control is no different.
Our stringent quality control process sets us apart from others in the industry. We focus on providing high-quality uniform apparel to meet and exceed customer expectations. COBMEX® is committed to providing the best quality sweaters and customer service to global markets.
Want to learn more?
COBMEX® is the leading knitwear manufacturer to both the Corporate and Public Safety Uniform Industries. If you are looking for a trusted sweater supplier for your uniform program, contact us today.