A ‘shop window’ with European oil and gas buyers by joining FPAL

Heerbaart Jongman Metaal BV located in Hengelo (the Netherlands) has gained a ‘shop window’ with companies in the oil and gas sector by joining Achilles FPAL – an online community which is used by over 100 buyers from oil and gas companies.

Heerbaart Jongman Metaal BV, which has 25 staff and provides turning and milling service, will now be able to share on an online platform its capabilities in key business areas, such as quality, health and safety and financial performance.

Achilles works to ensure suppliers’ information is accurate via data validation and desktop and physical audits. The FPAL community serves the procurement needs of the wider European oil & gas market, whilst maintaining firm roots within North Sea operations. FPAL is an industry-run community of operators, contractors and suppliers working in collaboration to promote a fair and transparent supply chain.


Mathijs Apeldoorn from Heerbaart Jongman Metaal said: “With FPAL we can also very well serve international operating companies outside our borders with larger projects.”

Malcolm Wilson, Director for Achilles FPAL, said: “By joining the biggest supply chain risk management community supporting the North Sea and European oil and gas industry. Heerbaart Jongman Metaal BV has put itself in the best position to be considered for work with major oil and gas buyers. Achilles FPAL is a simple and successful model which has operated since 1997 by streamlining procurement and reducing cost for suppliers and buyers.”