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eFunda and ThomasNet.com Form Alliance
NEW YORK, October 16, 2006 – eFunda (engineering Fundamentals), a leading online portal for the engineering community, and ThomasNet.com, the leading destination Web site for industrial sourcing, announced today an alliance that offers eFunda’s engineering users the option of sourcing products and services directly from eFunda.com.
Through this alliance, eFunda.comwill now feature access to ThomasNet’s content, allowing engineers to source directly from the eFunda.com site. Engineers will have the ability to sort their results according to product or service type, company type, availability of catalog content or CAD drawings, as well as specific certifications including ISO and AS 9100.
“This partnership is an invaluable asset for our site users”, said Cheng Wu, CEO, eFunda. “We are now able to serve an unmatched array of features ranging from comprehensive, fully searchable products, services and online parts catalogs, to millions of manufacturer-specific CAD drawings for use by engineers and designers at the click of a mouse.
eFunda's home page now includes a ThomasNet search box, which provides an additional source to engineers when using resource tools and references critical for their jobs, such as materials, design, process oriented information, articles, formulas and online calculators. With the addition of this function, eFundaas created easy access to ThomasNet’s database of more than 650,000 companies classified in 67,000 product categories. “Our alliance with eFunda.com, has made ThomasNet.com’s resources available to even more engineers who are searching for specific content that ties into their specifying needs,” said Eileen Markowitz, president, ThomasNet. “Enabling the engineering community to access product and capabilities information during the design process enhances the user’s online experience and should translate into significant productivity gains.”
This additional content is accessible free of charge to all users.
Founded in 1999, eFunda’s mission is to create an online destination for the engineering community, where working professionals can quickly find concise and reliable information to meet the majority of their daily reference needs. eFunda is a true online publisher, not a collection of hyperlinks. Everything on eFunda is original content, save the technical data. Each article, each table, and each illustration were created from scratch by its highly qualified staff engineers. More than 300,000 engineers access the portal monthly.
ThomasNet (www.ThomasNet.com) helps industrial sellers target their marketing investment to reach the most qualified industrial buyers online and convert them into customers. ThomasNet.com is where many buyers and engineers from Fortune 500 companies, the government, the military and more go to find suppliers. Drawing from the company’s experience in the industrial market, ThomasNet has helped thousands of clients create websites that incorporate online catalogs, CAD drawings and e-commerce capabilities. The result is a strong Internet presence that sets ThomasNet clients apart from the competition to increase sales from new and existing customers.
For industrial buyers and engineers, ThomasNet.com is where they go to find the exact product, service or supplier they need, when they’re ready to buy. ThomasNet.com gives buyers immediate access to the detailed information they need to make a purchasing or specifying decision, including detailed product or service information, catalogs, CAD drawings, and more. ThomasNet is part of Thomas Industrial Network, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomas Publishing Company, LLC.