In the global economy, the oil and gas industry is often considered an exclusive club where entrance requires a recommendation and compliance with demanding quality standards. For a logistics provider, being on the right list and in the right professional association opens the door to this club.
Since 1996, First Point Assessment Limited (FPAL) has been overseeing the most trusted network of proven transport companies serving the oil and gas market in the Netherlands and the UK. In September 2020, the AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international corporate group, represented by its London office, became a member of this industry association.
Today, the FPAL network comprises 2,400 providers and 70 industry representatives. The list of members remains a reliable resource for oil and gas industry customers choosing transport suppliers. When choosing from the FPAL list, customers can avoid expensive audits of new providers.
"For a service provider, FPAL membership is an entry ticket to the oil and gas industry. When applying to join, each company is evaluated according to 11 criteria and given a qualification profile accordingly,” says Anna Smirnova, Head of AsstrA Industrial Project Logistics in the UK, with regards to joining the Association. “AsstrA's presence in this database of professional suppliers indicates that oil and gas industry clients can save time and money evaluating us. And of course, it guarantees the quality and reliability of our world-class logistics services.”