GlobalSpec Announces Alliance With AltaVista
Premier Engineering Product Resource to Partner with Leading Search Engine
Troy, NY (August 1, 2001) - GlobalSpec, the Internet’s leading product discovery resource for engineers and other technical buyers, recently announced a strategic relationship with AltaVista. As a result of the partnership, AltaVista visitors will have easy access to the more than 580,000 electrical, mechanical and optical components listed on www.GlobalSpec.com. GlobalSpec’s advanced SpecSearch system allows users to find the exact components needed using detailed engineering specifications.
“This partnership is a perfect example of the synergy that can exist between two companies”, said David Gobey, Chief Marketing Officer for GlobalSpec. “The robust content on the GlobalSpec site enhances the value that AltaVista can offer to their visitors. And being a part of AltaVista, the leading search engine to the engineering community, greatly expands our audience and increases our value proposition to the companies who list their products.” “Our alliance with GlobalSpec is an excellent example of how our services benefit businesses that have an extensive amount of rapidly changing content,” said Chris Kermoian, Director of Search Services and Web Marketing Services, AltaVista Company. “Having GlobalSpec as a premier content provider ensures that our users have access to the most current and comprehensive product information available.”
To make it as easy as possible for visitors to use, AltaVista will provide a direct connection to the GlobalSpec product finder page. Users can also choose a specific product category or common search areas. Since AltaVista provides content syndication to more than 40 portals, visitors to those sites will have the same resources available to them.
About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, the first Web-based, centralized engineering design gateway, connects engineers and technical buyers with the products and manufacturers they need based on engineering specifications. GlobalSpec's SpecSearchsm is an advanced parametric and universal engineering component search system that provides users access to bias-free information from more than 26 million product specifications and access to more than 17,000 contactable suppliers arranged in more than 1,200 product areas. Information about GlobalSpec and its services can be found at www.globalspec.com.
GlobalSpec.comR and SpecSearchsm are registered marks of GlobalSpec, Inc. in the United States.