How Do Engineers Find New Suppliers?

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At EngNet we have a mission, “Make finding suppliers in industry easy and efficient”. We thought it would be a great idea to ask industry buyers and engineers that source equipment what they thought on the matter.

Using an online survey we asked…

Where do you go when you are looking for new suppliers of equipment or services within the industrial marketplace?

How do you find new suppliers?

In the chart below we have the results. Where the engineers selected “Always” or “Very Likely” we counted them for that sourcing method.

Chart Source: EngNet User Survey

Chart Source: EngNet User Survey

Search Engines are the number one method used to source new suppliers, with Industry Specific Directories and Search Engines taking second place.
Is your company still spending more on Tradeshows and Trade Magazines than your website and search marketing?

Michael Cooney, the founder of EngNet, began his career as an engineer and transitioned into marketing industrial companies. His passion and experience in the industry led to creating EngNet to connect engineers and industry suppliers. You can also find Michael on Google+.


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