Catalog Data Solutions announces 50% growth

Catalog Data Solutions announces 50% growth and sees online CAD Model Download market gaining momentum

Downloadable CAD models boost revenue when ‘locked and loaded’ into customer designs


San Jose, CA, October 3, 2006. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, today announced that its third quarter (Q3) sales in 2006 increased by more than 50% over the third quarter last year. In Q3 2006, the company added prestigious new customers including Accurate Screw Machine Corporation and Associated Spring, Barnes Group Inc. and earned repeat business from multiple existing customers.

"By providing freely downloadable 3D CAD models of your products, you save design engineers valuable time and make it easier for customers to select your products rather than your competitors’ products. In return your parts are ‘locked and loaded’ into their designs, so you will enjoy sales in proportion to the sales success of those designs," said John Major, CEO, Catalog Data Solutions. "Industrial suppliers making an investment in their web sites via online catalogs with CAD model downloads (and possibly ecommerce and configurators) can expect increased sales and lasting customer loyalty. The 3D CAD downloads supply critical engineering information, reduce engineering design costs, accelerate time to market, and ensure design accuracy. Conversely industrial suppliers without 3D CAD models on their web sites are at risk of losing customers to competitors who do offer 3D CAD models. “

CAD downloads are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers to turn browsers into customers. Herb Arum, Marketing Manager, Stock Drive/Sterling Products said, “Overall this online marketing strategy has been so successful in increasing product sales that we have largely stopped attending tradeshows” and J.W. Winco CEO, John M. Winkler said, “customers that are doing business with us since we added 3D-CAD and our Storefront are customers that we would not be doing business with today had we not added these important tools! If there ever was such a thing called a Silent Salesperson, it truly is 3D-CAD!”

About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS’ interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. The CDS online catalog and product configurator deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs, including CAD drawings for standard and configured products. For more information, including a whitepaper on CAD downloads, ‘Convergence of Market Trends Creates New Online Opportunity for Manufacturers and Distributors’, visit www.catalogdatasolutions.com.