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, 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.

Global Reach

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 management information.

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.


The company has used partnerships to grow its business. In 2013 it formed. In 2013 Thomas Publishing moved to expand its offerings for global trade professionals by forming a partnership with Panjiva. 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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Thomas Publishing Company LLC

5 Penn Plz
New York, NY 10001-1860
Phone: 1 (212) 695-0500
Fax: 1 (212) 290-7288


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Jose E. Andrade
  • President: Carl T. Holst-Knudsen
  • VP Finance and CFO: Mitchell N. Peipert

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

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