Who We Are

Food Safety at the Forefront

QIMA/WQS (formerly known as WQS) was founded in 1993, offering solutions to the food industry from farm to fork through GFSI recognized certifications (BRCGS, GLOBALG.A.P., SQF, IFS), food safety and ethical audits, quality seals, inspections, training, and supply chain management. We have been approved by government entities and major food retailers.

From 1993, QIMA/WQS has been continuously growing internationally. Currently headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with branch offices in Brazil and Mexico, we are able to provide our services globally. We offer solutions for over 20,000 companies all across the food chain, from farm to production, packing, transportation, and retail. 

We owe our success to a steadfast commitment to three principles. 

  • Integrity – Maintaining the highest standards in honesty and fairness in every aspect of our business. 
  • Technology – Constantly seeking out and utilizing new tools to provide our customers with the best service possible. 
  • Quality – Obsessively auditing our own results to ensure we add value to our clients' businesses and programs without fail. 

Becoming Part of QIMA

In 2019, QIMA/WQS joined the QIMA Group, QIMA is a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, that partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure, manage and optimize their global supply network. 

QIMA has on-the-ground presence in 85 countries, combining industry-leading experts for onsite inspections, supplier audits, and lab testing with a digital platform that brings accuracy, transparency, and intelligence for quality and compliance data. 

Together we continue to look for ways to innovate and streamline our processes to offer our customers transparency, agility in the marketplace, and unprecedented control over their entire supply chain. 

Our Corporate Values

QIMA/WQS services rely greatly on the quality of our people. That is why we have carefully defined, developed, and fine-tuned over the years the values that we want our staff to embody and promote. Among them are putting clients first, enforcing integrity, and growing our people.

Learn more about our company values.