Modern Machine Shop Mexico Launches at IMTS 2014

This nine-time frequency publication and website will launch with a January/February 2015 edition and will be a direct start-up/brand extension that will be fully owned and operated by Gardner Business Media.

A new Modern Machine Shop brand extension in Mexico, called Modern Machine Shop MEXICO, will be announced to the market at IMTS 2014. This nine-time frequency publication and website will launch with a January/February 2015 edition and will be a direct start-up/brand extension that will be fully owned and operated by Gardner Business Media.

Mexico is becoming a global manufacturing powerhouse for many reasons, including competitive wages, free trade agreements, low energy costs and significant foreign direct investment. Mexican manufacturers have industry expertise in specialty areas such as automotive, aerospace and appliance manufacturing. Mexico is also the sixth largest country in consumption of machine tools in the world.

"All of these are important factors that lead to our decision to pursue this growth opportunity for the MMS brand and Gardner Business Media," says Travis Egan, publisher, Modern Machine Shop

Modern Machine Shop MEXICO will be a new and unique product offering for the local market as it will be exclusively covering the metalworking market in Mexico rather than serving all of Latin America. This dedicated approach will be driven through the development of original content using the MMS editorial formula covering the application of product and process technologies. This will include participation in and coverage of major Mexican metalworking shows and conferences.

Claude Mas has been appointed publisher of MMS MEXICO. Claude will continue to also maintain his role as publisher of MoldMaking Technology, however, he will be giving up direct territory sales responsibilities to focus on these other important efforts. 

Additionally we have contracted with Eduardo Tovar (former editor-in-chief of Metalmecanica) to be the editor-in-chief of Modern Machine Shop MEXICO. Eduardo is very well known and highly respected by the machine tool industry in Mexico. He comes to Gardner with 18 years of experience in this role.