There's no doubting that Thomas Publishing issues product, service,
and supplier information guides for industrial buyers worldwide.
The company offers print, CD-ROM, and Web-based content, such as
directories, buying guides, product news
magazines, software guides, and product information exchanges.
Its Thomas Industrial Network subsidiary
produces ThomasNet.com, connecting
buyers (engineers, facility managers, and purchasers) to
sellers (distributors, manufacturers, and service providers)
worldwide. Other brands include Inbound Logistics
magazine and MADE2SPEC network for custom
manufacturers. Thomas Publishing is owned and managed by the
family of Harvey Mark Thomas, who founded the company in 1898.
Its Thomas International Publishing Company produces
publications in major markets around the world. The company has
offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Turkey, and
Singapore, as well as in Europe.
Thomas Publishing provides marketing research services,
direct marketing lists, and software development services. In
addition to ThomasNet, the Thomas Industrial Network unit offers an
online technology platform, the Navigator Platform, which
allows clients to manage data. In addition, its Inbound
Logistics publication offers logistics and supply chain
The company's Thomas International Publishing unit produces
nearly 20 publications in nine languages, including about a dozen
industrial magazines and 15 websites.
Another international business, IEN
Worldwide, provides global advertising representation.
Thomas Publishing moved to expand its offerings for global trade
professionals by forming a partnership with Panjiva in 2012. Users
of Panjiva's online platform are international buyers seeking US
supplier partners. The partnership builds on the services provided
by the ThomasNet platform.
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