TROUVAY & CAUVIN China, Shanghai branch, moved out

China is the world's largest steel manufacturer and is still developing at a rapid pace its output, product range and quality. TROUVAY & CAUVIN counts in China some major Customers and also some of its major suppliers. It has been identified as one of the key markets for our group and as such it will remain a key focus of our agenda.

To answer our Clients’ increasing demands for quality Chinese origin material and products, TROUVAY & CAUVIN set up in 2012 an office dedicated to the Group procurement of steel products from Chinese manufacturers, backed up by a full in-house Quality Control team.

Due to the increasing demand for Chinese origin products in our markets, TROUVAY & CAUVIN Group procurement office in Shanghai had to further strengthen its workforce and recently relocated to a bigger office.

Our new office contact in Shanghai is:

TROUVAY & CAUVIN Piping (Beijing) Co. Ltd-Shanghai Branch
12/F Platinum Tower,
233 Tai Cang Road,
Shanghai 200020,
Tel: +86 (0) 21 5175 1543
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Quality is paramount due to the often stringent conditions in which our products are used and this has always been a TROUVAY & CAUVIN corporate value since the beginning. Our main logistic operation in Jebel Ali, U.A.E is certified to: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OAHSE 18001. Our Shanghai operations follow under strict controls, guidelines and practices of our Group Quality Management systems.

In order to ensure the quality of the products that are sourced in China, we have in place a team of experts with years of experience in Quality Control based in China.

This team is responsible to identify capable Mills with proper quality control procedures in place and then prior to qualifying them as a “T&C Approved Mill”, the team conducts quality audits to evaluate all its manufacturing process and quality control systems. Each audit covers several areas, including review of mill certifications, evaluation of management & quality control methods, Health and safety procedures, material traceability, non-conforming materials, corrective action, inspections, testing equipment, and documentation.

This process is a critical part to ensure that the Mill meets our quality expectations as this will enhance our ability to deliver from China quality products on time and in line with our Clients’ technical requirements.

As a direct result of this, it is worth noting that in a very short period since this office started, our team has developed a list of approved manufacturers of each category of steel product. This list is of course a constant work in progress, as new Mills are included and existing Mills are either maintained, downgrade or delisted depending on their performance and capabilities.

Post order stage, our QC Controllers conduct on- site inspections at various stages of production and also prior to load outs. Prior to release of material for shipment and delivery, a review of test reports and technical documents is also done to satisfy the project criteria.

The systems we have put in place for sourcing from China have enabled TROUVAY & CAUVIN to provide our clients some unique, cost effective solutions but more importantly the confidence that the quality of the Chinese products that we sourced is never compromised.