A simple way for export managers to speed the Certificate of Conformity process.

That’s the ethos behind XDS Solutions, and the reason the business was started back in 2013.

With over 12 years’ experience in Saudi Arabia SASO and Nigeria SONCAP compliance, we knew that export managers were frustrated.  Unable to find a straight-forward route to customs clearance.  Facing slow, complex, web-based conformity assessment programmes which failed to take into account their unique business requirements.

Often this meant unexpected charges, delayed shipments, or even company blacklisting at customs.

With us it’s personal.

We decided to turn the status quo on its head.  So, instead of web-based forms and faceless processes, at XDS we personally manage every step of your certificate of conformity process.

With additional support available, including product testing, Country of Origin certification and translation.

With a skilled team of expert account managers working to your deadlines, and tailoring a transparent compliance plan that fits your constantly changing needs.

We’re proud to work with export teams from a wide range of industries, from start-up businesses to blue-chip multinationals.  Delivering hassle-free exports into The Middle East and Africa for happy clients including Enersys, Hirsch, Bentley Europe and PZ Cussons.

Customs Compliance

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Extensive industry knowledge

Operational excellence

Strong partnerships every step of the way

Total commitment to customer satisfaction and client engagement

The XDS Difference

The truth is, customs clearance can be fast, and simple

Meet our experts

At XDS our focus is on customer service.

It goes without saying that we have an incredible depth of Certificate of Conformity knowledge for The Middle East and Africa, as well as a network of gold-standard partners including lab testing firms, and translators.

But that’s not enough.

The key to the service we provide is our team of outstanding personal account managers.

Here’s just a few;

Chris Rowe
Chris Rowe


Chantelle Rowe, Director
Chantelle Rowe


Meet the experts at XDS
Martin Churches, Technical Manager
Martin Churches

Technical Manager

Gemma Poore, Operations Manager
Gemma Poore

Operations Manager

Rory Hammond, Sales manager
Rory Hammond

Sales Manager

Peter Clare, Sales Executive
Peter Clare

Sales Executive

Anna-Marie Walsh, Operations Manager – Africa
Anna-Marie Walsh

Operations Manager – Africa

Caroline Waite, Account Manager
Caroline Waite

Account Manager

Tim Willshire, Account Manager
Tim Willshire

Account Manager

Steve Whitcomb
Steven Whitcomb

Account Manager

Luis Cooke, Accounts
Luis Cooke


Jill Willis, Marketing
Jill Willis


Customer Testimonials

We did start to work with XDS as the procedures to get SASO or KUCAS seemed to be much easier than with other organisations in France. We found procedures elsewhere became constantly ever more complicated and slow.

Bongard XDS Solutions SASO Certificate case study
BongardLaetitia Fontaine, International Sales assistant, Bongard

XDS are always ready and willing to respond to any questions or concerns that we may have about certification processes and are very reactive. Since working with XDS we’re able to avoid delaying shipments due to certification, which helps us to meet our commitments to our customers.

AEG Power Solutions XDS Solutions case study
AEG Power SolutionsSimon Taylor, Project Manager, AEG Power Solutions

Back in late 2016 we were experiencing serious delays to our Saudi SASO certification process.  Since moving to XDS the SASO process across our USA, UK and German operations is streamlined, hassle free and SASO certification now arrives within a matter of days, not months.

Anne Coughlan - Logistics Lead, Quinta Raddison, Inc. USA

As EnerSys develops its business in Nigeria, we greatly appreciate the role XDS plays. We find huge value in the tailored advice, unparalleled level of knowledge, and the flexible support at the end of the phone.

EnerSys Shared Service Centre Export Team (Nigeria)

The service XDS provides is second to none.  Fast, and effective.  The team is always open to suggestions, and work hard to find tailored compliance solutions to fit our specific export challenges.

EnerSys Shared Service Centre Export Team (Saudi Arabia)

XDS Solutions has simplified the CoC process for Saudi, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria.  Making the process far easier thanks to better communication.  Also the time it takes for a Certificate of Conformity to be issued is faster than the inspection agencies we’d used previously.

SASO Certificate of Conformity
Xport SalesStephen Stuart, Xport Sales

XDS is excellent.  Our Account Manager is really helpful and comes back to us within a short space of time.  Most importantly though, the turnaround for SASO Certificate issuance is now very quick meaning we can operate comfortably within client deadlines and streamline our supply chain.

Elaine Renshaw - Shipping Assistant at Eaton MEDC

I first approached XDS Solutions after an urgent request for SASO documentation from a Saudi Customer. I knew nothing about the documentation and was a little overwhelmed when I discovered what was required to produce them. However, the service provided by XDS was absolutely top class. They gave me every assistance I required and provided understanding to the whole process. The Documents were provided in good time and I was able to send them to Saudi Arabia quickly to allow the goods to enter the country without delay.

I have since used them on several occasions and am always dealt with promptly. The staff are proficient in their service and the quality comes through. I can’t thank them enough for their initial assistance and with everything that has followed.

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Ferris AshShipping Administrator

XDS approached me a few times and suggested we switch. I was reluctant at first, but now I wish I’d done it much earlier. I am extremely happy with the service provided by XDS, it is excellent. That’s the reason we’re still with them

AEG Power Solutions XDS Solutions case study
Polar PaperGrace Thorogood, Director, Polar Paper

I cannot underestimate the amount of time and stress that XDS saved us with regards to obtaining SASO. It was a lot easier than obtaining the Country of Origin Certificate that took several months via one of your competitors.

Jigsaw24 SASO XDS Solutions
Jigsaw 24Roland Boyer-Blanchard, Procurement and Logistics Manager

XDS has managed all our requirements for Certificates of conformity and we are very happy with the services they provide.

Adrian BirdLogistics Engineer, Newbreed Freight Limited

We used to use multiple global inspection agencies and struggled with up to 10 days delay in the issuance of a SONCAP Certificate.  With XDS Solutions turnaround is far superior and quality of service is excellent.

Eileen Moody - Contracts Manager, Stemcor London Trading Limited

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