API Studbolts was formed to allow the shared philosophies and vision of the Directors to flourish and grow. With time served industry and product knowledge combined with a real focus on customer service, API Studbolts aims to be the premier supplier of Studbolts to our customers.

We serve the following industries

  • Industries Served
  • Oil and Gas
  • Storage
  • Nuclear
  • Marine
  • Power Generation
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food


Mission Statement

To become the default supplier of Studbolts and Special Fasteners to our customers through the application of knowledge, expertise and exceptional customer service.


As part of the Adept Group of companies, API Studbolts is meeting of minds and shared philosophies.  The concept of a network of companies manufacturing and supplying a complete range of products associated with the bolted connection was discussed several years ago.  It was understood that the only way to achieve the level of service expected and required would be through an independent network of specialist companies whose individual Directors believed unequivocally in exceptional customer service.  Combined with time served industry experience and knowledge of the global market from forge to end user, this shared philosophy is integral to all we do at API Studbolts.


Adam Hingley

Owner / Managing Director

Adam has a long background in Studbolts, with 6 years from 2006 to 2012 spent in the West Midlands at a major manufacturer to learn the trade.  He then moved to the North East later in 2012 to lead the rapid growth of the studbolt division of a successful instrumentation and general industrial supply company.  Adam brings a great energy and drive to API Studbolts combined with great technical knowledge and expertise.

Paul Marray


Paul was co-owner and Managing Director of Sealex prior to acquisition by private equity in 2011.  He has led the buy-out of several smaller companies in the field of gaskets, hoses and associated products and was cofounder of companies such as AMG Sealing and Adept HSG Ltd. Paul’s key focus in each project has been the importance of Customer Service to the success of the organisation and recognises the key determinants of that service are the quality and attitude of the staff and the simplicity and flexibility of the internal systems.

Ian Marray


Ian was co-owner and Sales Director at Sealex Ltd for over 15 years, prior to its acquisition. Along with Paul, he was a cofounder of AMG Sealing and Adept HSG among others.

His core focus is on creating a harmonious team dynamic that allowed each member to focus fully on satisfying the needs of the customer. Ian has excellent technical knowledge in gaskets and hoses and is resolute on providing a professional, knowledgeable and reliable service to all of our customers.