2014

GlobalSpec Announces Partnership with eFunda Leading Engineering Search Engine to Partner with Online Engineering Community



    TROY, N.Y., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalSpec, the Internet's leading
 product discovery resource for engineers and other technical buyers, recently
 announced a strategic partnership with eFunda, an online community focused on
 providing educational, research, and technical information to engineers.
 GlobalSpec will arrange for eFunda to have SpecSearch, GlobalSpec's parametric
 search capability, available on their site.  SpecSearch is the premier
 resource for engineers and scientists looking for mechanical, electrical, and
 opto-electrical products and components.
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     "We are continually looking for partnerships that will help us better
 serve our engineering user base," said John Schneiter, Chairman of GlobalSpec.
 "Our partnership with eFunda shows our commitment to creating relationships
 that help the engineering community reduce time spent solving their design
 problems."
     "We are happy to partner with GlobalSpec," said Cheng Wu, CEO/President of
 eFunda.  "With GlobalSpec's SpecSearch capability on our site, we will give
 our engineering users access to thousands of searchable components and
 products and suppliers. The partnership between GlobalSpec and eFunda is
 focused on bringing engineering services to the next level.  By addressing the
 two most basic needs -- engineering knowledge and efficient sourcing, we can
 finally start to see what the Internet is all about for the manufacturing
 industry. "
     SpecSearch is the world's first online, standardized, parametric search
 and specification resource that allows engineers to search by company name,
 product type, or product specifications.  Once results are presented, users
 have multiple ways of contacting the supplier(s) for additional product
 information.
 
     About eFunda
     eFunda, an abbreviation for "engineering fundamentals," offers a broad
 spectrum of online references for practicing engineers through its Web site
 (http://www.efunda.com).  Its goal is to integrate the daily activities of
 engineers with their R&D related purchases.  eFunda is applicable at the early
 stage of an R&D project, serving as a one-stop shop for the engineers'
 referencing and sourcing needs.  Vendors rely on eFunda to secure business for
 production by having their products designed-in during early development
 stages.
 
     About GlobalSpec
     GlobalSpec is a business-to-business, Web-based resource that connects
 engineers and other technical buyers with the products and manufacturers they
 need based on engineering specifications.  Users of http://GlobalSpec.com have
 access to bias-free information from about 17 million product specifications
 and access to more than 10,000 contactable suppliers arranged in more than
 1,600 product areas.  GlobalSpec's advanced SpecSearch system allows
 parametric searching for over 750 suppliers in 400 product areas.
 GlobalSpec.com is financed by Warburg, Pincus Equity Partners, LP, an
 investment fund managed by E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., LLC of New York, N.Y.
 
     GlobalSpec.com(R) and SpecSearch(SM) are registered marks of
 GlobalSpec.com, Inc. in the United States.
 
 

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