New features and actionable information support the workflow of today’s industrial buyers and suppliers

Thomas, the leading provider of product sourcing and supplier selection resources for industry, has announced the launch of version 4.0 of its platform. The release marks 120 years to the day since the company’s founding in 1898.

The release of version 4.0 of the Thomas Network at contains the all new Thomas Insights section, which offers more than 300,000 articles, videos and white papers on manufacturing innovations, industry trends, new products and industry education. This data, plus the detailed information Thomas is known for on over 500,000 North American Suppliers, more than 6 million industrial products, and 10 million CAD files is now accessible through a single search offering.’s redesigned user experience unifies all of these powerful online resources that support the workflow of industrial decision-makers, on both the buyer side and supplier side.

“Last year we conducted one of the largest ever studies into the needs of today’s industrial buyers” said Tony Uphoff, Thomas President and CEO. “ 4.0 reflects what we found. The addition of Thomas Insights will educate and inform buyers throughout their buying process, and add to our mission of being the daily resource for industry. Also, we implemented new technology that enhances the user experience, and enables us to quickly introduce new features, tools, and functionality to meet our users’ needs as industry 4.0 evolves.”

The Thomas Network at recently surpassed 650,000 active, registered users, and adds more than 10,000 new qualified registered users every month. Among the engineering and procurement professionals registering on the platform, 40 percent are millennial decision makers; a vital demographic for industry as the Baby Boom generation retires in record numbers.

Finally, the launch of 4.0 reflects a newly transformed brand architecture for Thomas, one built on the company’s new “For Industry” tag line.

About Thomas:

Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today’s industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at®, industry’s largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs, digital product data syndication solutions, and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics®, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), Thomas Industry Update, and the Thomas Index™.