Industrial Technology, the design engineering magazine has been sold by its previous owner George Bennett to the engineering publisher The Engineering Network Ltd (TEN).

Effective since 1st September 2021, Industrial Technology and its associated website join brands such as and Fastening& under the leadership of TEN’s Managing Director Luke Webster and publisher Mark Newby.

The acquisition sees engineering design veterans in the shape of Luke and Mark adding valuable experience and expertise to a team that includes Industrial Technology Magazine’s widely respected and experienced editor Mark Simms. Commenting on the change of ownership, Simms said “The timing is perfect, and the new, expanded team likewise. I am delighted to be entering a welcome period of resurgence for a superb journal that I have helped build for more than 20 years!”

Luke added “Few would argue that Mark Simms is recognised as being amongst the very best Editors in the engineering design press and we’re so pleased to be working with him on Industrial Technology. We are also delighted to say that Industrial Technology sales stalwarts Mark West, David Harman, Jan Anderson and Steve Brotherton are also part of our team. Coupled with our experienced circulation management team headed by Andy Kirk and our Creative Director John Fisher we’re looking forward to taking an already excellent magazine and website to a new level.”

With hints of plans that are already in motion to enhance the Industrial Technology brand by developing the magazine, website and newsletter as well as refreshing the circulation, this is certainly an exciting move from TEN as they continue to build a portfolio of leading brands in the engineering sector. We look forward to seeing the direction Industrial Technology will take moving forward.