Quick Hydraulics Receives Excellent FPAL Verified Rating
08 May 2015
Hydraulic engineering specialists Quick Hydraulics have recently undergone their inaugural FPAL Verified Assessment, receiving excellent feedback in all four assessment categories. The overall FPAL Verified Rating was 8.3, with the following ratings out of ten in each category: Quality 8.7; Health & Safety 8.2; Environment 8.3; Competence & Training 8.0.
Andrew Esson, Managing Director of the North Shields and Aberdeen based independent hydraulics business comments: "Quick Hydraulics are committed to a strategy of continuous improvement as we continue to develop and grow our business, so it is highly encouraging to receive this independent validation of the robustness of our management systems”
FPAL is an industry initiative created by oil & gas representatives in 1996 in response to standardising supply chain information and achieving costs savings within procurement processes by 30%. FPAL Verify involves an audit visit by an FPAL Verify Auditor to a nominated supplier's premises to assess their capabilities in the areas of Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Competence and Training. It allows suppliers to streamline pre-qualification by replacing multiple and generic requests for information from buyers with an agreed FPAL Verify report, Improvement Plan and Advanced Registration profile output valid for two years.
Quick Hydraulics is a specialist hydraulic engineering business founded in North Tyneside in 1977, which has been supplying high quality products and services to the oil & gas supply chain for more than fifteen years. Products include hydraulic power units and high pressure test rigs, while services include installation and commissioning of hydraulic systems and pipework, and also customer training in hydraulics systems. Having opened a permanent sales office in Aberdeen in November 2014, Quick Hydraulics continues to see growing demand for the high quality capacity and capability which it brings to the industry.