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MachineTools.com Launches New Version of its Web Site
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.--MachineTools.com, a major business-to-business online marketplace for the machine tool industry, has announced the release of version 2.0 of its web site. The new site is built on an open-architecture platform that provides increased performance and a solid foundation for implementing new features, according to the company.
Among the new features introduced at launch are improved search functions, multiple photos, video ads, and a machine knowledge database. Listings will also be interconnected to provide users with all the relevant tooling, products, and services that are applicable to a machine.
"Despite the monumental task of completely changing the infrastructure, we decided it was the best move for the future of our company," said Adam O'Connor, chief technology officer, in a statement. "We're very pleased with the results and hope our users will be, too."
To further support its international users, the site is internationalized, allowing users to view content in English, Chinese, Spanish, and German. MachineTools.com plans to release versions in Portuguese, Russian, Italian, and Japanese, with other languages to follow.
"The mission of MachineTools.com from its inception has been to directly connect buyers and sellers around the world and provide all the resources they need in an easy-to-use format," stated Stuart Carlin, founder and CEO. "With our new site, we have taken that concept to a higher level."
Founded in 1999, MachineTools.com provides metalworking machinery, tooling, and equipment listings. The site currently has 130,000 registered users and more than 70,000 listings provided by more than 2,000 sellers. It also provides industry-relevant information, such as a directory of companies, a job section, auction events, industry events, and publications, as well as multiple forums.
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