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Crambeth Allen Publishing acquired by Metropolis

Metropolis International bought Shropshire based Crambeth Allen Publishing Ltd for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday 5th June.

Crambeth Allen Publishing acquired by Metropolis
Robert Marr: “The acquisition aligns with our vision of delivering sustainable profitable futures for well-managed media brands.”

Crambeth Allen Publishing (CAP) is, says Metropolis, a specialist publisher dedicated to serving the worldwide refining, gas and petrochemical processing community through the supply of information in every form: print and digital magazines, websites, e-magazines and newsletters, webinars and events.

All of the staff are transferring with owner Nic Allen retaining a consultancy role going forward. The business will be run under Metropolis’s business to business division EMAP, reporting into Managing Director Richard Watts.

CAP’s main brands are PTQ (Petroleum Technology Quarterly), a quarterly magazine covering the hydrocarbon processing sector, with a claimed global circulation of 15,000. PTQ has a related website ePTQ.com and produces a specialist conference Refining India. The company also publishes DigitalRefining.com.

Nic Allen, chief executive of Crambeth Allen said: “We are really pleased to have found a new home for PTQ and DigitalRefining.com. Since 1996 we have provided the best information in the sector for engineers, written by engineers. We are sure the brands will prosper under Metropolis with its excellent history of growing and building media brands.”

Robert Marr, chief executive of Metropolis said: “We are really pleased to welcome PTQ, Digital refining, and all the team to Metropolis. They are brands with a real connection and heritage in their sector, and we look forward to developing them with the current team. The acquisition continues the development of Metropolis and aligns with our vision of delivering sustainable profitable futures for well-managed media brands.”