Alma Media Corporation Press Release May 12, 2010 at 11.00
ALMA MEDIA'S MASCUS EXPANDS ITS BUSINESS IN ITALY AND SPAIN
Mascus, the electronic marketplace for used heavy machinery and transportation vehicles, has signed two more license agreements with partners in Italy and Spain. Mascus is part of Finnish media company Alma Media. The new partners are RCS MediaGroup in Italy and Vocento in Spain.
RCS MediaGroup is an international multimedia publishing house operating in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital and satellite TV. The company holds a leadership position in the area of daily newspapers with brands like Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport. In the classified ad sector RCS Digital is present with successful products like TrovoLavoro.it (recruitment), TrovoCasa.it (real estate) and Automobili.com (cars).
Vocento is a leading multimedia group operating in all areas of information and entertainment, such as newspapers, supplements, magazines, television, radio, audiovisual production, movie distribution, and Internet. Mascus Spain will be organized together with Vocento's car portal, Autocasion.
- Italy and Spain are among top five countries regarding the size of the markets in Europe in the business areas of construction, agriculture, ground scare, transportation and material handling. Therefore, this establishment is important for Mascus in South Europe, and Europe as a whole, says Fredrik Larsson, Managing Director of Mascus.
Currently, Mascus has customers from 35 countries and over 1.200.000 unique visitors monthly. The company has fast expanded its operations in Europe, North America, Oceania and South Africa and has partners altogether in 32 countries worldwide.
- Mascus' concept proves to be applicable in any country around the globe and we are glad to be able to expand our international presence in partnership with such respectable names in the media world. By partnering with major media houses such as RCS in Italy and Vocento in Spain, Mascus now extends all across Europe and the globe in several key languages, Fredrik Larsson adds.
Fredrik Larsson, Managing Director, Mascus, tel. +358 50 314 2511, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mascus is a leading marketplace for used equipment and transportation vehicles. The company develops and produces internet services and tools to make the used equipment market more efficient. Mascus has over 2,500 equipment manufacturers and dealers as its advertising customers and over 100.000 used machines for sale. The online market place is available in 35 languages.
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a profitable and internationally expanding company with a focus on the future of newspapers and online services. Its best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com.
Alma Media's net sales in 2009 totaled MEUR 307.8 with an operating margin of 13.5 per cent. The company's share (ALN1V) is listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Exchange. Read more at www.almamedia.fi.
www.rcsmediagroup.it, www.vocento.com, www.autocasion.com.