GlobalSpec Partners with First Index to Expand Services for Users
Leading Internet Engineering Resource To Facilitate Sourcing of
TROY, N.Y., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to expand the capabilities offered to the users of its system, GlobalSpec, the Internet's leading product discovery gateway for engineers, has announced a partnership with First Index. Users of the GlobalSpec.com website will now be able to link directly to findFAST Online, First Index's web-based marketplace for custom-made components. Engineers and technical buyers can submit RFQs and RFIs to over 10,000 suppliers in the custom manufactured markets such as machining, casting, forging, sheetmetal, medium and heavy fabrication, plastic molding, and electronics. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000718/NYTU066LOGO ) The partnership also provides users of First Index easy access to SpecSearch(SM), GlobalSpec's proprietary component specification system. SpecSearch allows engineers to search for components using parameters based on engineering specifications; search results include only relevant products. "Our partnership with First Index adds another dimension to GlobalSpec," said John Schneiter, CEO of GlobalSpec. "Facilitating the sourcing of custom parts brings the engineering services we offer to the next level and demonstrates our commitment to fostering relationships that enhance the value we can provide to the engineering community." "We are delighted to be partnering with GlobalSpec. Our product offerings complement each other perfectly, and together we offer buyers a full spectrum of standard and custom-made components," said Bill Burke, President of First Index. "The ability to offer one-stop-shopping allows us both to further streamline the purchasing process for manufacturing buyers." About First Index Since its founding in 1992, First Index has become the world's leading B2B marketplace for industrial, custom-manufactured parts and assemblies. In the year 2000, more than 7,000 buyers posted over 28,000 RFQ's and RFI's through findFAST Online, First Index's web-based marketplace for custom-made components. With offices in the US, UK, and Germany, First Index helps manufacturing companies source suppliers of custom-made parts locally or internationally. Information about First Index and its services can be found at http://www.firstindex.com. 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 SpecSearch is an advanced parametric search system that provides users access to bias-free information from more than 26 million product specifications and access to more than 18,000 contactable suppliers arranged in more than 1,200 product areas. Information about GlobalSpec and its services can be found at http://www.globalspec.com. GlobalSpec.com(R) and SpecSearch(SM) are registered marks of GlobalSpec.com, Inc. in the United States. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X47571743
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