All-Pro Fasteners, Inc.

1916 Peyco Dr. North
Arlington,  TX  76001

United States
http://www.apf.com
  • Booth: 3004

APF's manufacturing and multiple distribution facilities combined with APF's Inventory Management Soulutions allows APF to offer "Total Cost Reduction" programs to the petrochemical and oilfield industries.  APF's A2LA accredited lab and ISO 9001 certification insure the quality of its broad line of fasteners,studs,hot forged product and machined items.

APF's manufacturing group is API Q1 certified.


 Press Releases

  • API Monogram™ Licensing Program

    API Monogram™ Licensing Program

    The API Monogram program is a voluntary licensing program that supports the consistent manufacturing of products that conform to applicable API Specifications. Licensed manufacturers are authorized to apply the API Monogram registered mark to equipment, parts, and components that meet applicable API quality and performance standards. Buyers have the confidence of knowing that parts and components being purchased meet applicable and expected standards of quality.

    The API Monogram program permits licensed manufacturers to apply the API Monogram registered mark, so that the product is easily identifiable and traceable back to the time and place of manufacturing.  Licenses are issued following an on-site audit which verifies conformance to applicable product specifications as well as management requirements. Audits are conducted at each three-year licensing renewal interval, or annually if the manufacturer also holds an APIQR management system registration.

    Through its API 20E and 20F specifications, the American Petroleum Institute provides effective tools to guide the specification, manufacturing, and quality control of bolting products used within the oil and gas industry. This ensures that products marked with the 20E and 20F monograms are manufactured according to strict standards, and that the company’s products and processes are evaluated according to designated testing levels. It also ensures that the manufacturer is committed to best practices in record keeping, storage, and shipment, adhering to appropriate safety protocols throughout the supply chain.

    Monogram licenses are only issued once an on-site audit by API has verified the company’s conformance to product specifications as well as stringent management system requirements. Audits are then conducted upon renewal, which is every three years, or on an annual basis if the organization also holds a management system registration through the APIQR Program.

    At a minimum, the Licensee must implement, maintain, and continually improve their quality management system to meet the requirements of API Spec Q1, although Q1 certification is not required.

    According to the American Petroleum Institute itself, here’s what the API 20E and 20F monograms mean to API, manufacturers, and end-users:

    To API:

    • The Monogram Mark is a protected trademark
    • Legally enforceable program requirements through contract agreements with the Licensees
    • The mark can only be applied to new, conforming product, manufactured by the Licensed organization at the Licensed facility
    • Industry initiative that supports its commitment to improve safety and reliability of oil and gas industry equipment and operations

    To Manufacturers:

    • A way to be recognized by API and industry for product quality
    • Recognition of their capability to manufacture products that meet API specifications
    • A means to physically mark and identify conforming products

    To Equipment Purchasers and End-Users:

    • Purchasers have verification that the products meet the requirements of the API specifications
    • and standards
    • Manufacturers have implemented a management system that provides assurances that processes have been implemented to provide consistent, conforming products
    • Manufacturers have implemented processes and controls to identify and address customer requirements, customer complaints, and product issues
    • Purchasers have a method to trace products back to the original manufacturer, design, and performance requirements
    • Customers have the means to report industry product and process issues and nonconformities
    • Visible identification in the field shows that a product was manufactured to conform to an API product specification or standard
    • Purchasers have a sense of security knowing that whatever they are joining will be joined by fasteners that are manufactured and tested to the highest standards of quality and reliability

    In Conclusion

    The American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) certifications have long been regarded as the standard for fastener performance in the oil and gas industry. The broad adoption of these certifications has contributed significantly to the safety and reliability of a wide range of oil and gas joining applications. With its API Specifications 20E and 20F, the American Petroleum Institute provides rigorous performance and testing criteria for alloy and carbon steel bolting, as well as corrosion resistant bolting used in the oil and natural gas industry.

    The API’s 20E and 20F Monogram Programs require manufacturers to comply with stringent manufacturing, quality control, and testing procedures in the manufacture and distribution of bolting products. Licenses are issued following an on-site audit which verifies conformance to applicable product specifications and management requirements.

    Licensed manufacturers are authorized to apply the API Monogram registered mark to equipment, parts, and components that meet applicable API quality and performance standards. This gives buyers the confidence of knowing that parts and components being purchased meet applicable and expected standards of quality.

    As the manufacturing arm of All-Pro Fasteners, All-Pro Threaded Products holds multiple quality system registrations, including API Q1 and ISO 9001, in addition to the API-20E-0016 and API 20F-002 Monogram License to manufacture API 20E BSL-1, BSL-2, and BSL-3 bolting. You can specify All-Pro bolt with confidence, knowing that the company’s full line of all-thread studs, tap end studs, heavy hex nuts, 12-point flange cap screws and heavy hex bolts/cap screws are manufactured to these exacting standards.

    OUR IN-HOUSE CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

    • Hot Upset Forging up to 4.5”
    • Thread Forming up to 4.5”
    • Bottom-Ingot 4140 & 4340 Raw Material Stock
    • API AI & ISO 9001 QMS
    • ISO 17025 Testing Labs

    https://apf.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/The-Importance-of-Oil-and-Gas-Fastener-Certifications-Whitepaper.pdf

    https://www.aptp.com/quality/

  • AN ALL-PRO FASTENERS WHITEPAPER - Advantages of Single Sourcing Fasteners & Related Products


    A company faced with the need to recurrently purchase fasteners and related products must decide between sourcing from one supplier (single-sourcing) or working with multiple vendors. This whitepaper discusses the advantages of single-sourcing, based on factors such as market conditions, supplier and product characteristics, and individual business needs, which that may influence a company’s decision. In addition to the potential benefits associated with having a single-supplier sourcing program, there are potential drawbacks one must consider. To that end, this paper discusses important considerations that may help mitigate any potential drawbacks in a single-sourcing arrangement.

    Explanation of Single-Sourcing

    Single-sourcing refers to a procurement strategy in which a single supplier of a given product or service is chosen by the buying organization, even when multiple suppliers are available. This is different from “sole sourcing,” which occurs when only one supplier is available in the market for a given product or service.  Single-sourcing decisions are made on a strategic basis at the senior management level, based on how much value single-source relationships add – for example, through the ability to negotiate reduced material costs, more favorable purchasing conditions, or improved scheduling and logistics.

    Advantages of Single-Sourcing

    In addition to providing the potential to negotiate lower costs and better purchasing terms, single sourcing can be justified when one supplier offers unique capabilities, or higher quality, or when the order is too small to divide among multiple suppliers.
    In situations in which concentrating purchases with a single supplier can lead to price/cost reductions – or when just-in-time delivery is easier with a single supplier – the justification for single sourcing becomes even more obvious.

    Forging Closer Supplier Business Relationships

    One key motivation for pursuing a single-source buying arrangement, is the buyer’s desire to forge a closer business relationship with the vendor to achieve key strategic and operational advantages.  For example, the buying organization may determine that they can benefit from a particular vendor’s ability to understand their business more deeply, thus adding value through a single-source purchasing arrangement.  A single-source contract can open the door for a higher level of collaboration and partnership on special projects and provide greater incentive for the vendor to perform at high levels, based on a strong incentive to retain the buyer’s long-term business.

    Negotiating Materials Cost Reduction

    As previously mentioned, the ability to achieve material cost reductions is often the most compelling reason for a buying organization to pursue a single-source relationship with one vendor. In some cases, awarding all the business to one supplier allows him or her to achieve production efficiencies that result in cost savings. Since these saving can be passed on to the buyer, there is a strong incentive to negotiate a single-source contract. In cases where the supplier is able to achieve these production efficiencies, and still generate a reasonable profit, he has a strong incentive to formulate an aggressive pricing strategy that satisfies both parties.

    Achieving Better Control of Materials and Processes

    Another advantage of single-source purchasing is the ability to achieve tighter control over materials, processes, production schedules and logistics, which can be negotiated during the procurement process. This allows the buying organization to specify the precise requirements needed in the production of its goods, allowing it to go to market with products that meet its brand standards and go-to-market strategy (for example, a requirement to use conflict-free minerals, which is a commitment at All-Pro Fasteners). At the same time, this arrangement allows the supplier to put procedures in place that ensure the buyer’s specifications are consistently addressed. The result is a mutually beneficial arrangement whereby the buying organization is assured of receiving goods that comply with their exact requirements. At the same time, the supplier is able to adopt processes that allow it to deliver the goods efficiently.

    Considerations When Contemplating Single-Sourcing

    Any decision to enter into a single-source relationship is of significant strategic importance to both the buying organization and the supplier, and this decision can depend on various (and sometimes unique) factors of doing business. While all circumstances are different, there are factors that should be considered when evaluating the efficacy of a proposed single-source arrangement.

    What Efficiencies Can Be Achieved

    Would single-sourcing help to make the purchasing, sales, manufacturing, distribution and/or accounting processes more efficient for one or both parties? If so, the economic incentives for entering a single-source arrangement can be compelling. How well these efficiencies can be structured for the mutual benefit of both parties can determine the long-term efficacy of the single-source relationship. These efficiencies can lead to benefits such as lower costs, increased profitability, and reduced overhead for one or both parties.

    Benefits vs. Downsides

    The benefits of any single-source solution under consideration must clearly outweigh any potential downsides. An in-depth analysis allows the procurement team to compare the benefits and potential downsides of the proposed single-source relationship, in order to make a determination based on all considerations. Does the vendor offer higher quality products, or superior lead times, that are critical to the buyer’s success in the marketplace? Do they offer innovative logistics solutions that reduce the costs of going to market? If the benefits offered by the supplier represent a significant upside to the buying organization, compared to potential downsides, then a single-source approach to procurement is a potentially advantageous approach.

    Supplier Troubleshooting and Backup Plans

    Does the vendor have troubleshooting plans in place in case of emergency? Can production be shifted to another facility in the event of a disruption? Does the vendor have access to multiple sub-suppliers if the supply of manufacturing materials is disrupted? Are backup plans in place to guard against potential outages? By understanding the ins-and-outs of the supplier’s operations and engaging in the necessary dialog to ascertain the details, the buying organization can help protect itself, and ensure proper due diligence has been conducted to lay the groundwork for success.

    Size of the Business

    Is the business large enough to allow the supplier to realize efficiencies that can be passed on to the buying organization? Is the business too large to make single-sourcing feasible? By analyzing the production capacities of the supplier, both parties can ensure the single-source approach can be balanced, practical and economically workable for both parties.

    Services Required

    If specific or specialized services will be required of the potential vendor(s), this will also be a major factor in evaluating the feasibility and value of a single-source option. For example, if special packing, specialized distribution, customized paperwork or special delivery requirements will be part of the requirements, potential vendors must be screened accordingly. Are Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services required? Are special testing procedures on critical parts necessary for the items produced? Before deciding on a single-source solution, it is important to define the specific services that are required on each product that is to be delivered and evaluate the ability of the supplier to meet
    the requirements.

    Contingency Plans & Other Considerations

    When evaluating the use of single vendor sourcing many procurement managers become very concerned about their risk exposure and are seeking options to mitigate risk. Mutual dependency or partnerships is key so that both sides will regard the relationship with high importance. In this instance both the vendor and the buyer are motivated to improve quality, reduce costs, and improve designs. Other considerations include the presence of prior commitments on the part of the buyer or supplier, successful past relationships between the prospective parties, or the existence of ongoing relationships between the parties and/or competitive organizations.


    All-Pro and Single Sourcing

    All-Pro Fasteners seeks to create mutually beneficial, advantageous and prosperous relationships with its customer partners. In most cases, each company has a successful procurement process in place that supports single-sourcing or multiple-sourcing. Our goal is to expand on our partners’ success by being flexible to their needs. We do this by offering solutions to both single- and multiple-supplier sourcing. What works best for one company in one market, does not mean it will work for all. We work with each customer based on their unique requirements, structuring business in ways that create a win-win result based on those requirements.


    With All-Pro, Single Sourcing Does Have Its Advantages

    There are a number of advantages to partnering with All-Pro Fasteners on a single-source basis.

    1. Building and maintaining a relationship with All-Pro Fasteners is easier than with two or more suppliers. As a trusted supplier of a wide range of fasteners, products and industrial supplies, we build close relationships with our customer partners, working to understand their needs, and employing teams to handle every aspect of their business, from design and manufacturing, to quality control and delivery. Working with All Pro Fasteners on a single-source basis makes it easier for our partners to build and maintain a reliable sourcing relationship, when compared with the effort required to build and maintain relationships with multiple suppliers.
    2. Administrative and accounting costs are reduced when you place orders using All-Pro Fasteners as a single supplier. By streamlining procurement activities on a single-source basis with All-Pro Fasteners, our customer partners are able to streamline their administrative and accounting activities, and simplify many operational aspects of their procurement processes. It is easier to procure orders with a single supplier, and with dedicated customer service resources available to support every level of the buying organization, All-Pro Fasteners works to ensure doing business on a single-source basis is as efficient and reliable as possible.
    3. Where advantageous, All-Pro offers the option of small, frequent delivery programs to improve your inventory control. All-Pro Fasteners offers flexibility in the size and frequency of deliveries that best meet our partners’ requirements, and offers a consultative approach to help determine the best operational and logistical options for consideration. Working on a single-source basis, we can tailor our manufacturing, storage and distribution expertise to each partner’s unique requirements, helping to pinpoint and eliminate redundancies and inefficiencies in their operations.
    4. All-Pro Fasteners offers a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) system that removes the stress and time of PO buys. With its Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service, All-Pro Fasteners adds another solution to the supply chain, by monitoring inventory accuracy and maintaining optimal stock levels and reorder points. Our systematic approach for controlling inventory aids in improving a company’s overall operations. As a single-sourced supplier, All-Pro Fasteners can provide a single point for expert inventory management services from the beginning of your supply chain.
    5. All-Pro Fasteners offers value-added services that can be customized to the needs of single-source procurement. These services include Consignment Inventory Solutions, Point-of-Use Delivery, Engineering Support, Part Consolidation, Summary Billing, Custom Labeling, In-Plant Storerooms, Barcoding per Customer Spec, Stock & Release, Scan to Order, Customer PN Cross Reference, Paperless Reordering, Consolidated Invoicing, Electronic Packing Slip, Electronic Invoicing, Electronic Funds Transfer, Custom Designed Sales and Usage Reports and more.

    How All Pro Helps Actively Mitigate Risks of Single-Sourcing

    By taking extraordinary measures to mitigate potential risks of single-sourcing, All-Pro Fasteners works to deliver the most advantages to the customer, with the least amount of supply chain risk to their organization.

    1. Managing demand fluctuations. Our teams can help you plan for significant demand fluctuations and are always on call to respond to unexpected demand requirements.
    2. Mitigating risk of supply disruptions. On-time, on-spec delivery of key products and components is critical to your organization’s success. We are proud to combine a history of uninterrupted manufacturing with a strong financial and regulatory track record, allowing us to anticipate the ability to continuously meet your ongoing supply chain requirements, and be a go-to source as your single fastener supplier.
    3. Supporting buying departments in the areas of quality and cost. Bringing an in-depth understanding of the operation and economics of the fastener business – with experience across virtually every industry – All-Pro Fasteners knows the quality and cost of fastener products. As a single-source supplier, we can support our customer partners as a resource able to provide trusted checks and balances on the products and services they require.
    4. You will always be treated as a single-source partner with All-Pro Fasteners. Whether All-Pro Fasteners is a single-source vendor, or one of several multiple-source vendors, our approach in tailoring our products and services to our partners’ requirements is the same. You can count on All-Pro’s commitment to on-time delivery of high-quality products.


 Products

  • Manufactured Product
    Made to Spec...

  • The world's oil, gas, and petro-chem industries rely on APF world-standard certified products. APF encompasses an on-site, A2LA-accredited quality assurance laboratory. The QA lab ensures your products perform to the changing demands of the oil, gas, and petro-chem industries. The All-Pro laboratory maintains an ISO 17025 certification.

    More than a distributor, APF includes an on-site manufacturing center. All-Pro Threaded Products (ATP) manufactures standard, non-standard, and per-print custom products.

    ATP is certified to handle any project:

    • API Q1
    • ISO 9001
    • API 20F-002 (BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3)
    • API 20E-0016 (BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3)

    You can trust APF's expert account managers to source the best product for every application.

  • All-Pro Fasteners
    Manufactured to Spec...

  • The world's oil, gas, and petro-chem industries rely on APF world-standard certified products. APF encompasses an on-site, A2LA-accredited quality assurance laboratory. The QA lab ensures your products perform to the changing demands of the oil, gas, and petro-chem industries. The All-Pro laboratory maintains an ISO 17025 certification.

    More than a distributor, APF includes an on-site manufacturing center. All-Pro Threaded Products (ATP) manufactures standard, non-standard, and per-print custom products.

    ATP is certified to handle any project:

    • API Q1
    • ISO 9001
    • API 20F-002 (BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3)
    • API 20E-0016 (BSL-1, BSL-2, BSL-3)

    You can trust APF's expert account managers to source the best product for every application.

  • Rods
    IT ONLY STARTS WITH NUTS & BOLTS™
    All-Pro Fasteners combines a range of products and services to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, whether for upstream, midstream or downstream operations....

  • ALL-PRO HAS THE PRODUCTS TO MEET THE SPECIFIC DEMANDS OF YOUR OPERATION.

    For businesses in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, All-Pro Fasteners is the single-source supplier to trust. We service oil and gas companies and petrochemical industries worldwide by delivering the highest quality fasteners and parts on time, every time. We’ll prove it with each order you place.

    From shale fields to offshore rigs, All-Pro can help. We have a wide range of products and in-house capabilities to handle any order, including:

    • 12-Pt Counterbore Screws
    • Heavy Hex Bolts
    • Flange Bolts
    • Sockets
    • Full-Thread Studs
    • Double-End Studs
    • Tap-End Studs
    • Spiral Wound Gaskets
    • Full Face Gaskets
    • Ring Gaskets
    • Bolt Sets
    • Machined Manufactured Specials
    • Milled Manufactured Specials
    • Forged Manufactured Specials
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