For Immediate Release:
New York, NY January 10, 2006 - Thomas Global Register, LLC, a leading online provider of international sourcing and marketing solutions for industrial buyers and sellers, announced today the launch of a newly redesigned website at thomasglobal.com. By combining the content of the former Thomas Global Register website, tgrnet.com, with other Thomas international websites in Europe, India, China and Japan, the new site will enable management, specifiers and purchasers to source - from one site - the industrial products and services of over 700,000 qualified global companies. This makes thomasglobal.com one of the largest online industrial directories in use today.
"We are pleased to introduce this greatly improved sourcing tool for our customers," said Jay Lindsey, President of Thomas International Publishing Co. "Thomasglobal.com is the result of an extensive process of listening to feedback from both users and advertisers, researching market needs, and redesigning our site to meet the highest standards. Our goal was a one-stop B2B industrial site that meets the Thomas tradition of efficiently bringing buyers and sellers together. Thomasglobal.com harnesses the global reach of all our data within a single comprehensive search and sourcing tool."
Besides a new layout, thomasglobal.com offers advanced features and functionality to enhance the user experience. ThomasGlobal.com users will enjoy simplified site navigation, a more powerful search engine, and will be see more robust product information early in the search process. Users will still have access to different company contact features such as RFQ, RFD, and email and will also be able to view product catalogs and multi-lingual product descriptions.
Advertisers will benefit from ThomasGlobal.com's new design that features them prominently at the top of search results, with more content than free listers. Advertisers will also be able to take advantage of Thomas Global's streamlined advertising packages and priority of positioning which allows them to purchase ranking points to increase visibility.
ABOUT THOMAS GLOBAL
Since 1898 Thomas Publishing Company, LLC has been offering national and regionally specific buying guides such as the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers®, the bible of American industry. As globalization of trade and industrial purchasing has accelerated, the need to identify customers and suppliers in foreign markets has become a critical business reality. To meet this need, Thomas International Publishing Company has built a global presence and has created ThomasGlobal.com.
ThomasGlobal.com fulfills the need for detailed product and company information in major industrialized countries and can open up foreign markets that are hard to access due to language barriers. Sourcing agents can navigate quickly through ThomasGlobal.com's simple, easy to use interface -- with 9 languages to choose from, they can search in the language of their choice. Users can select from more than 700,000 global industrial suppliers, organized within 11,000 product categories across 28 different countries.
Contact: Jeffrey Baker, Thomas Global Register, 5 Penn Plaza New York, N.Y. 10001; Phone: 212-629-1181; www.thomasglobal.com