Industrial Laser Solutions announces European publication

Industrial Laser Europe launches April 2008 as the newest member of the growing Industrial Laser Solutions franchise

October 5, 2007--PennWell Corp. will be launching a new trade publication targeted at the growing industrial laser systems market. The newest member of the growing Industrial Laser Solutions franchise, Industrial Laser Europe launches April 2008 as a quarterly magazine.

Written and published in German, Industrial Laser Europe will have the same high-quality authoritative editorial as its U.S. and Asian sister publications, with well-known German journalist Franz J. Gruber taking the helm as Chefredakteur/Editor-in-Chief. The publication will be distributed to 10,000 qualified industrial laser system decision makers, including engineers, engineering managers, and corporate management.

"German companies supplying industrial lasers and systems sold more than $1.2 billion of products last year with more than $700 million of this exported outside the country. So it's obvious that Germany is a major supplier and user of industrial laser products. Consequently, Industrial Laser Europe is being published to better serve the interests of this vibrant market," says David Belforte, Publisher, Industrial Laser Solutions.

Christine Shaw, senior vice president, PennWell, states, "Germany by itself would rank third in industrial laser system revenues, behind Asia and North America, if it was measured against the total world market. We believe this large market deserves to be served by a focused publication with global market connections such as Industrial Laser Europe, a part of the growing Industrial Laser Solutions franchise."

For more information, contact Carol Fronduto, marketing communications manager, at carolf@pennwell.com.

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