The leading magazine title in the bulk handling industry, Australian Bulk Handling Review has a new owner, Mohi Media.
Announcing the sale, Informa Publishing Director, Peter Attwater, said the company had decided to concentrate on other core areas of its business as opposed to trade publishing.
“It has been a great pleasure to have ABHR in our stable for the past 10 years and I am delighted that the magazine and all the staff have found a new home with Mohi Media,” he said.
“I am sure it will continue to produce its high standard of content and I wish the whole ABHR team all the best,” he added.
(left to right) Longstanding ABHR editor Charles Macdonald; Rail Express editor Oliver Probert; the new owner – Michael Mohi of Mohi Media; Ronda McCallum, editor of Bulk Handling Equipment & Services Guide; Patrick Roberts, National Sales Manager for ABHR; Peter Attwater, publishing director of old owner Informa; Margaret Shannon, sales executive, ABHR.
Mohi Media is a local, specialist publishing company. The business’ principal, Michael Mohi, is an experienced media executive with an extensive background in television, publishing and printing.
Michael has a long association with ABHR. For 10 years, as senior executive for printing company Spotpress, he handled the magazine’s printing and production.
For the last six months, he worked closely with the ABHR team and Informa management during the magazine’s transition of ownership.
“I’ve been close to ABHR for many years,” explained Michael. “I’m very confident that the publication will grow over the next few years and I am currently developing new ideas with the team to build upon what is a very well established and important industry product.”
Michael, a Kiwi, has 45 years’ media experience. He worked as a radio and television journalist and current affairs producer with the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation and Television New Zealand. Crossing the Tasman Michael joined TCN Nine as a director and amongst other duties was responsible for the Network’s promotion of World Series Cricket.
In the 1980s he formed his own publishing business, successfully launching a raft of national magazines in Australia. He launched Countdown magazine with the ABC, the title becoming Australia’s biggest circulating youth music lifestyle magazine with a circulation of over 100,000 copies.
Mohi Media has also acquired Rail Express, a sister title to ABHR, from Informa.