SDP/SI exceeds 48,000 CAD downloads in 6 months

Catalog Data Solutions customer exceeds 48,000 CAD downloads

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument delivered over 48,000 CAD model downloads from their web site in first 6 months of 2009

San Jose, CA, July 28, 2009. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading supplier of SaaS solutions and consulting services for industrial suppliers, today announced that Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI) achieved more than 48,000 CAD downloads in the first 6 months of 2009. This number excludes the additional 3D model views by users selecting parts prior to download.

SDP/SI is a Long Island, New York, based operating division of Designatronics Incorporated, a company that began in 1960 as a manufacturer of small mechanical products. SDP/SI designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse line of standard and custom, commercial and precision grade components, as well as a full range of electromechanical devices and assemblies – in all more than 100,000 parts.

"CAD downloads boost our online sales, get products ‘locked’ into new designs and complement our online store,” said Herb Arum, SDP/SI Marketing Manager. “We are surprised and pleased to be approaching an annual CAD download rate of 100,000 CAD models despite the recessionary market conditions of the past 6 months. Overall this online marketing strategy has been so successful in increasing product sales that we have reduced our attendance at tradeshows and the self-service nature of online CAD downloads has decreased our telephone query handling costs by at least $200,000 a year”

“We are delighted to have SDP/SI as a long term customer and to see their continued business success”, said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions. “Having downloadable 3D models on industrial suppliers’ websites is an essential sales and marketing tool as almost all designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. Furthermore once industrial suppliers have downloadable CAD models on their website they then need to ensure they are found by CAD search engines like 3DModelSpace.com.”

About Stock Drive Products and Sterling Instrument
Stock Drive Products and Sterling Instrument are major ISO 9001:2000 Certified operating divisions of Designatronics Incorporated, a company that began in 1960 as a manufacturer of small mechanical products. Today, Designatronics serves a worldwide customer base in excess of 15,000 accounts ranging from Fortune 100 companies to emerging hi-tech firms. The company’s four modern manufacturing plants, totaling 149,000 square feet, are located Long Island, New York. Widely acknowledged as an industry leader, SDP/SI consistently sets standards for innovative designs and advanced manufacturing techniques. For more information, visit http://www.sdp-si.com.

About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)

Catalog Data Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of SaaS solutions and consulting services that enable industrial suppliers to achieve a competitive online advantage. Since 2005 Catalog Data Solutions has been a pioneer in providing industrial suppliers with innovative online solutions that enable their products to be found and specified into new engineering designs. Catalog Data Solutions SaaS products help customers to enhance their existing website with enhanced Product Search Catalogs, CAD Drawing Downloads, 3D Visualization, and Product Configuration. The company's customers include more than 50 of the world's leading industrial manufacturers and distributors. Catalog Data Solutions is headquartered in San Jose, CA, USA and can be reached by visiting http://www.catalogdatasolutions.com.