KHK USA SELECTS CDS CATALOG AND MODELSERVER SOLUTION
Founded in 1935, Kohara Gear Industry Co., Ltd. (KHK) is a leading manufacturer of gearing based in Japan. Throughout its' 80 year history, KHK has remained strictly a manufacturer of gears and has offered its' products for sale via distribution. Beginning July 1st, 2015, KHK ventured into distribution by creating KHK USA Inc. This operation, based in Mineola, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohara Gear Industry and is a factory direct, full service distributor of KHK gears with the largest selection of product available both off-the-shelf and with frequent replenishment to meet most gearing needs. “Knowing that our customer’s desire to access our product data and download 3D CAD models in a format of their choice, led us to select Catalog Data Solutions as our partner,” said Brian Dengel, General Manager of KHK USA. “The combination of the CDS catalog solution and 3D CAD models allows our application engineers to assist customers with the selection of stock gears for their design. Additionally, KHK USA can also produce custom gears for designs not offered in the stock catalog.” With convenient web based shopping and free 3D CAD downloads, KHK USA offers the design engineer all the tools needed to quickly size components, select them for their design and get samples shipped right away..
“We’re delighted to have been selected by KHK USA.,” said John Major, CEO CDS. “As product selection and buying continues to change and evolve, sales and marketing organizations need to continually come up with ways to get in front of the selection and buying cycle. KHK USA is doing just that, via an online product catalog and CAD downloads that ensure their products are readily found, selected and designed-in. Downloading product CAD models save designers and buyers time. Of the many types of online marketing content (e.g. white papers, case studies, brochures, videos, demos, recorded webinars, reviews, CAD model downloads, etc.) only one is known to lead to a sale nearly 50% of the time! CAD downloads may be the most effective online marketing tool available to industrial suppliers.”
CDS helps grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty for its clients through interactive online product catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD & BIM model delivery and product configurator solutions.
About KHK USA
KHK USA (KUI) is the factory direct distributor of KHK gears in North America. Produced by Kohara Gear Industry at their factories in Kawaguchi and Noda Japan, the KHK brand of gearing is world renowned for its quality and availability. With over 15,000 configurations of gearing, consisting of 175 styles, Kohara Gear Industry offers the largest selection of standardized metric gear components in the world. The product offering includes spur gears, helical gears, internal ring gears, gear racks, straight, spiral & zerol miter gears, straight, spiral, zerol and hypoid bevel gears, screw gears, worms & wormwheels, ratchets & pawls, involute splines & bushings, gear couplings, gearboxes and educational gear knockdown kits. These items are available in various materials including brass, bronze, cast iron, carbon steel, aluminum bronze, alloy steel, nylon, stainless steel and acetal. For more information call (516) 248-3850 or visit www.khkgears.us.
About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.)
CDS serves Industrial Suppliers by providing them with 3D Catalog & eCommerce solutions that get their products found, designed-in, and purchased. Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, CDS enables building product and industrial parts manufacturers and their distributors to increase sales by enabling their products to be specified into new designs, improve website conversion rates, generate high quality sales leads, and improve customer service. CDS SaaS solutions include the CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, and CDS Configurator™. CDS’s skilled and experienced professional services team provides CAD modeling and implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions. The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the building products, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries. For more information call +1.408.550.8820 or visit www.catalogdatasolutions.com.
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