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Sandhills East Acquires Key Brands In France’s Commercial Trucking, Agriculture & Construction Industries, Adds New Office Location In France

BEAUCAMPS-LE-VIEUX, France — January 27, 2017



Sandhills East Limited announces the acquisition of several key brands and a new office location in the northern commune of Beaucamps-le-Vieux, France. The purchase agreement between Sandhills East and Douglas Editions includes tp-Business (www.tp-business.fr), trucks-Business (www.trucks-business.fr), agri-Business (www.agri-business.fr), and compact-Business (www.compact-business.fr). As a global leader in the transportation, agriculture, construction, heavy machinery, aviation, and technology industries, Manchester-based Sandhills East connects buyers and sellers of new and used assets all over the globe. The acquisition furthers the commitment to connecting buyers and sellers in the local French market, across Europe, and beyond.

tp-Business, trucks-Business, and agri-Business boast an especially strong customer base and readership within France. Each publication and website offers listings from sellers of new and used construction and ag equipment as well as trucks and trailers. “In addition to its well-established brands, the Douglas Editions team also brings a great deal of depth and experience in these markets,” explains Sandhills’ Chief Operations Officer Shawn Peed. “With the additional staff and the backing of our proven business infrastructure, we expect to continue to further our reach into the local French market, ultimately benefitting both buyers and sellers in the industries we serve.”

These brands will integrate into the industry-specific magazines circulated by Sandhills East and Sandhills Publishing, the global distribution of which exceeds five million publications every month. The corresponding websites for each publication will also integrate into the network of successful trade websites provided by Sandhills East and Sandhills Publishing.

Beaucamps-le-Vieux, France will be added to Sandhills’ already-extensive list of international locations that includes offices in Manchester and Peterborough, United Kingdom; Brisbane, Australia; Senningerberg, Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; as well as Nebraska and Arizona, USA. “The additional office location reinforces our commitment to serving buyers and sellers in their local markets,” explains Sandhills’ Chief Administration Officer Nancy Paasch. “The space will accommodate staff as we continue to increase recruiting efforts and grow our salesforce across Europe in the immediate future and long-term.”