Sandhills East Limited
Serving the farm, construction, and commercial trucking industries across the United Kingdom and beyond for over two decades, Farm Locator, Plant Locator, Machinery Locator, Truck Locator, and Van Locator are trade publications and websites focused on bringing together buyers and sellers in these markets.
In 2016, Focus Business Media and its successful brands were acquired by Sandhills East Limited. As a subsidiary of Sandhills Publishing, Sandhills East builds on the company’s decades-long presence in the commercial trucking, agriculture, and construction industries through the Truck Paper, TractorHouse, and Machinery Trader brands. Headquartered in Manchester, United Kingdom, Sandhills East has office locations in Australia and across Europe, in addition to Sandhills Publishing’s global headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
About Sandhills East & Sandhills Publishing
Our products and services are aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing information in the form of trade publications, websites, and online services that connect buyers and sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, aviation, and technology industries. Our integrated, industry-specific approach to hosted technologies and services offers solutions that help businesses large and small operate efficiently and grow securely, cost-effectively, and successfully.
Advertisers please contact our sales team on 01733 601501
To see where we have come from, please view our timeline below.
Some of the Sandhills East Team
- Commercial Vehicle Retailer Magazine Launched
The first magazine launched into the UK market - Commercial Vehicle Retailer Magazine - a buying and selling magazine for trucks and vans.
- Van Buyer Weekly Launched
Van Buyer Weekly was launched on the news trade in London and the South East with a radio advertising campaign by Alexie Sayle on Capital Radio.
- CVR Rebranded Truck Locator Weekly
To bring in line with Van Locator magazine, Commercial Vehicle Retailer magazine was rebranded Trucklocator.
- Van Locator Weekly Launched
To improve responses for advertisers, a free pick up version of the van Buyer newstrade magazine was launched under the brand Van Locator. This was made available at petrol stations and locations across the country.
- Plantlocator Magazine Launched
Plantlocator Weekly was launched as a separate magazine, to be included with Trucklocator mailings.
- Plantlocator.co.uk Launched
Joining the existing 'locator' sites, www.plantlocator.co.uk is launched.
- Locator.co.uk Relaunch
After significant investments in time and money, www.trucklocator.co.uk www.plantlocator.co.uk and www.vanlocator.co.uk were relaunched using new technology.
- Van Magazines Closed
Due to the devastating effect of the recession in the light commercial vehicle industry, Van Buyer and Van Locator magazines were closed and all advertising continuing online at www.vanlocator.co.uk.
- Truck and Plant Locator Launched
With the closure of Truck Trader Magazine, Truck Locator and Plant Locator magazines joined forces and made their way into the newsagents for the first time to meet the demand for a paid-for weekly truck and plant classifieds magazine.
- Acquired by Sandhills East Limited
Focus Business Media and its successful brands were acquired by Sandhills East Limited