GlobalSpec Partners with think3

Agreement Gives 45,000 thinkdesign Users “Behind the Firewall” Access to GlobalSpec, the Industry’s Largest Online Technical Product Resource

Troy – GlobalSpec, Inc., the industry’s largest online technical product resource for the engineering community, has partnered with think3, the fastest growing company in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry.

As part of the initial phase of the partnership, SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec’s parametric search technology and product content solution, has been integrated into think3’s thinkdesign solution. This will allow think3’s 45,000 enterprise engineers and procurement professionals direct access to GlobalSpec’s database of more than 850,000 product families representing 45 million parts from more than 9,500 supplier catalogs. Thinkdesign users will be able to integrate supplier and product information from SpecSearch directly into their thinkdesign CAD/CAM solution.

In announcing the agreement, Scott Virkler, vice president of business development at GlobalSpec said, “Engineers and technical buyers continue to face increased pressure to complete their projects in shorter timeframes. Adding think3 to our suite of partners expands the reach of GlobalSpec to the thinkdesign user community, enabling them to source products and suppliers faster and with more accuracy.” Adding, “think3 provides an additional syndication point for GlobalSpec’s content and technology, thereby increasing product and brand exposure for the industrial manufacturers listed in our database.”

“Teaming up with GlobalSpec, Inc. will provide our customers with seamless, direct access to critical vendor information right from the thinkdesign environment,” said Dan Meyer, vice president of worldwide marketing for think3. “Partnerships with best-of-breed solutions like GlobalSpec, Inc. further demonstrate our commitment to offer our customers the best solutions for optimizing their product development process.”

About GlobalSpec, Inc.

GlobalSpec, Inc. is the world's largest specialized search engine and online technical community for engineers seeking products and services. GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, SpecSearch, allows users to search by specification more than 850,000 product families representing 45 million parts from more than 9,500 supplier catalogs. Manufacturers representing their products and services on GlobalSpec gain a comprehensive marketing program designed to promote their brand and generate highly-qualified sales leads. Information about GlobalSpec can be found at www.globalspec.com.

About think3, Inc.

think3 is a leading supplier of product development solutions to mid-sized manufacturers worldwide and the fastest-growing company in the product lifecycle management (PLM) industry. The company enables over 5000 manufacturers around the world to realize dramatic gains in competitiveness and profitability, by optimizing their product development process. think3's best-of-class products, services and unique business delivery model lower manufacturers' risks and remove barriers to successful implementation. With headquarters in Cincinnati and offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, think3 is privately held and has been leading innovation for more than 20 years. For more information visit http://www.think3.com.

GlobalSpec, GlobalSpec.com, and SpecSearch are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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