Prime Creative Media has acquired the Quarry Magazine monthly publication, website and annual directories.
Quarry Magazine is produced in partnership with the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA).
Prime has a history of supporting the growth of the resources sector with a number of similar titles and events, including Australian Mining, Safe to Work, Oil & Gas Industry News, Rail Express, Prime Mover and Australian Bulk Handling Review.
“We are excited to work closely with the IQA on the future of this publication, and its role in developing this exciting and important industry,” said John Murphy, Print Creative Media CEO.
“We will do so by supporting the IQA’s mission to advance the science of quarrying in Australia and overseas in the interests of the public at large. It’s a mission that aligns well with Prime Creative Media’s purpose of growing individuals, organisations and industries.”
Prime acquired the title from Melbourne-based B2B publisher Gunnamatta Media, in addition to the recently announced acquisition of ophthalmic title Insight Magazine. Prime’s acquisitions leave Gunnamatta Media with one monthly magazine and annual directory.
“We will be continuing to build upon the great work of the IQA and Gunnamatta Media, with further investments into the brand, including new digital platforms that will be launched in the coming weeks,” said Murphy.
Longstanding Editor Damian Christie will be joining the Prime team.
With offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Prime produces more than 27 B2B mastheads, 80 digital platforms, and dozens of major industry events. The company focuses on high growth industries including advanced manufacturing, transportation, food and beverage, infrastructure and resources, and commercial road transport.