the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services, announced today the acquisition of the publishing assets
of William Andrew, Inc. ("William Andrew").
Over the last 18 months, Elsevier and William Andrew have built a valuable
strategic alliance including print distribution of William Andrew books globally
outside of North America and electronic distribution of William Andrew content
on Elsevier's globally renowned electronic publishing platforms: Science Direct
and Engineering Village.
"Purchasing the content assets of William Andrew now is the logical next
step in our relationship," commented Jim Donohue, Managing Director, Science
& Technology Books. "This acquisition adds to our portfolio the strength
and depth of William Andrew's data and reference content. We look forward to
accelerating the growth of the William Andrew list both online and in print
as part of our overall strategic goal of providing engineers and applied scientists
with the critical information, intelligence and tools they need to do their
Bill Woishnis, founder of William Andrew, added, "In aligning ourselves
with Elsevier, the William Andrew content will reach a much larger audience
in the future and be associated with the leader in scientific publishing."
Since its founding in 1990, William Andrew has built a strong and enduring
reputation as a leading specialist book and database publisher in a number of
fields including plastics & rubbers, adhesives & sealants, coatings,
paints & ink, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, materials, formulations, industrial
chemicals, safety, health & hygiene, semiconductors, microelectronics, nanotechnology,
energy and animal science. The company began with the creation of Plastics Design
Library, providing unique databooks to the plastics industry, including the
flagship title Chemical Resistance, now in its fourth edition.
Some of the forthcoming titles from William Andrew and Elsevier include Nanotechnology
Applications for Clean Water, Skin Aging Handbook, Handbook of Plastics Joining
2E, Tigers of the World 2E, Engineering Documentation Control 3E and Human Toxicology
of Chemical Mixtures.