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Haelixa teams up with QIMA

Two companies offer consolidated reporting linking traceability data with audits.

12th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Switzerland


Swiss developer of DNA traceability solutions Haelixa is teaming up with QIMA, the London, UK-headquartered provider of supply chain compliance solutions, to offer a unique package of physical traceability and auditing. The offer addresses the need for 100% reliable data linked to the origin of products and standards applied in global supply chains.

Haelixa’s traceability solution provides a forensic proof os product origin and authenticity from source to retail. The company can develop a unique DNA marker to identify a specific brand, supplier, collection or even production lot and material type (e.g. recycled or non-recycled).

Unlike in a paper-based chain of custody or in blockchains, the product information is never separated from the product itself, but safely embedded in it all the time and cannot be tampered with.

QIMA partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure, manage and optimise their global supply network. The company operates in over 85 countries and offers onsite inspections, supplier audits, lab testing, and certification combined with a digital platform that provides accurate intelligence related to quality and compliance.

Through systematic sampling and testing of ‘Marked and Traced by Haelixa’ products, product information can be read-out at any point during production, enabling off-site inspection, in addition to the traditional on-site inspection through auditing for the first time.

Haelixa’s technology enables simple and affordable data reconciliation between all nodes of the supply chain, to prevent and detect irregularities between and at each individual step. To add a layer of monitoring and control, the Haelixa marker application can be audited onsite by QIMA. The two companies offer consolidated reporting to link Haelixa’s traceability data with QIMA audit and inspection data collected at all tiers – brands and retailers get complete visibility over their product’s supply chain and can tie it to the quality and compliance performance of their suppliers.

“Haelixa’s technology is a great complement to QIMA’s global footprint and the services we’re offering,” said Sebastien Breteau, QIMA’s founder and CEO. “By joining forces we can help brands and retailers step up their traceability game. ”

“This combination has a strong value proposition in times where brands and suppliers are under increasing pressure from end-consumers and authorities to prove that social and environmental standards are respected in their supply chain,” added Michela Puddu, CEO of Haelixa.

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