BSI, IHS and Technical Indexes Announce New Agreement


12 November 2003

November 12, 2003- Information Handling Services (IHS) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) have jointly announced a new non-exclusive agreement between IHS's UK subsidiary, Technical Indexes Ltd (TiUK) and BSI, effective January 1, 2004.

This new sales, distribution and licensing agreement means that all products and services offered under the previous agreement will continue to be available from IHS/TiUK, covering specifications and standards, regulatory data and parts information, as well as industry specific information for construction, architecture (jointly with RIBA Enterprises), railway engineering, electronic engineering, healthcare facilities, product design, trading standards and offshore engineering.

The continued relationship will expand the delivery of information to a wide-range of industrial and commercial markets both within the UK and worldwide. Stevan Breeze, Managing Director of the BSI Group, welcomed the new agreement. "BSI is looking forward to continuing the close relationship it has had with IHS/Technical Indexes over the past 30 years. It will enable us to continue to promote British Standards into new markets while maintaining excellent service to existing customers."

Customers can look forward to continued product and service innovations, tailored to their technical information needs. This collaboration maintains a powerful combination of IHS' extensive global reach and industry specific product development, coupled with BSI's commitment to implement new approaches to its B2B publishing activity.

Bob Carpenter, President and CEO of IHS Group, agrees. "Our company looks forward to working closely with our colleagues at BSI to develop an ever-growing range of improved products and value-added services, targeted at specific industrial and commercial end users both in the UK and in other markets worldwide. The strong and successful relationship that IHS/Technical Indexes has experienced with BSI over the last several decades serves as a solid foundation for continued growth."

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About IHS

With over $400 million in annual sales, Colorado-based IHSâ is the worldwide leader in developing and implementing engineering, technical and regulatory information solutions for customers in over 100 countries. IHS produces comprehensive collections of technical standards, safety publications, design guidelines, vendor and logistics information, and software tools. IHS solutions include Internet/CD-ROM subscriptions, customized solutions such as information portals and systems integration; and individual standards and publications via the company's retail arm, IHS Global. The IHS Energy division provides industry leading, business critical data, custom solutions and consulting services to the Energy industry. The company employs more than 2,500 people worldwide and serves the vital information needs of customers across the world's technical, business, and professional sectors. IHS is a recipient of the 2003 Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting. If you require additional information on IHS and its products and services, visit

About BSI

Founded in 1901, the BSI Group is a leading global provider of professional services to organizations worldwide. At the Group's core is British Standards, the world's leading provider of standards covering every aspect of the modern economy and comprising some 38,500 individual documents. The Group also provides independent certification of management systems and is the world's largest management systems registrar with more than 40,000 clients worldwide. In the product testing and certification arena, BSI Product Services awards more than 4,000 Kitemark and CE Licences. The Group also conducts commodity inspections on five continents and provides management systems training and information on standards and international trade. With turnover of $384 million, the BSI Group has 5,500 employees in 110 countries; see:

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