www.machinebuilding.net has been sold to new owners. Previously owned by Damte Ltd, the flagship site is now in the ownership of The Engineering Network Ltd. MachineBuilding.net was launched by respected engineer and journalist Jonathan Severn and his business partner Geoff Lock in 2006. Since then the platform has established itself as the preferred source of information for thousands of machine builders across the UK and further afield. Its associated monthly newsletter, dispatched to more than 4,000 opted-in machine builders, has become an essential marketing tool for many industry leaders.
Commenting on the sale, Jon Severn observes: "I am delighted that MachineBuilding.net is in such good hands. The new owners know the publishing industry inside out and, most importantly, they also understand the engineering market. There is no doubt that MachineBuilding.net has a great future ahead of it with Mark Newby at the helm".
The website recently transitioned seamlessly from the Damte Ltd server and its operations team into the hands of the new owners. Amongst others, Mark Newby is a primary shareholder in the company which now owns MachineBuilding.net, and he has spent almost 4 decades in the engineering press running or owning a variety of leading titles and exhibitions in the field. He has also been a hands-on engineer and assumes the role of Publisher & Editor at MachineBuilding.net.
Commenting on the purchase, Mark Newby says: "The MachineBuilding.net platform has commanded respect from the machine building community and those who supply it from the day it was launched. When I owned a leading engineering event, The FAST Exhibition, MachineBuilding.net was always the biggest producer of quality visitors to the events, year after year. Few would argue that MachineBuilding.net has a first-class reputation amongst the audience it serves, and those who sell to them. Jon and I have known each other for a long time and it is a privilege to be continuing and building upon the excellent work he and Geoff have begun".
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