CFE Media saves CE North America from closure

04 May 2010

CFE Media has revived Control Engineering North America, announcing it had acquired three recently shut titles from publishing giant, Reed Business Information. CFE was formed by two former Reed Business Group publishers and has snapped up publishing assets of ‘Plant Engineering’, ‘Control Engineering’ and ‘Consulting-Specifying Engineer’.

Control Engineering February 2010 edition, published under Reed Business Information
Control Engineering February 2010 edition, published under Reed Business Information

The industry-leading magazines provide information on plant, automation and control, as well as the building systems specification markets. Control Engineering has a total magazine, newsletter and monthly site view audience of 343,000 and will be enhanced with new investment and market segment focus. The publishing team has revealed that it will continue with June/July issues and an online presence that includes cutting-edge content and services launching during the same time frame.

“We are extremely excited to re-launch and re-energise the brands that have meant so much to so many engineers over the years,” said Jim Langhenry, CFE Media president. “Our top priority under new ownership will focus on providing high value, high-demand content to a targeted engineering audience in the ever-evolving ways they want consume the information.”

Langhenry went on to announce that many of the previous editorial, sales and operations personnel will be part of the new team as the brands are re-positioned for future growth. “We look forward to remaining the most respected information source available to engineers and to delivering new and engaging content and tools for our subscribers as well as new media and marketing services for our clients and partners,” said Langhenry.

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