Broadland Radiators and Heat Exchangers Limited based in Norwich, UK, 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 90 buyers from oil and gas companies.

Broadland Radiators, which designs and manufactures radiators and heat exchangers, will now be able to share on an online platform its capabilities and performance record 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 Achilles FPAL community serves the procurement needs of the wider European oil & gas market, whilst maintaining firm roots within North Sea operations. Achilles FPAL is an industry-run community of operators, contractors and suppliers working in collaboration to promote a fair and transparent supply chain.

Darrell Roper, Managing Director for Broadland Radiators said: “Following our recent divestment from our previous parent company it was important to us to maximise any opportunity for increased exposure to other oil and gas companies. Broadland Radiators celebrates 30 years of trading this year and our experience and knowledge of the challenges faced by oil and gas companies in selecting the right equipment puts us in the best position to support companies either building new equipment or refurbishing existing equipment both in the workshop and on location offshore”

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, Broadland Radiators 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. It provides a vital shop window for suppliers that can offer innovative technology or services at a time when there is great focus on value and efficiency. Achilles FPAL also has a unique two way Performance Feedback feature that allows suppliers to give and receive feedback so that high performing suppliers can demonstrate their track record to customers”.