KHK USA is a factory-direct distributor of metric gearing components designed for use in industrial automation applications. With over 15,000 standardized metric gears and related products, Kohara Gear Industry produces the largest offering of stock metric gears in Japan. Via their US based distributor, KHK USA, they are able to offer this broad selection of components from stock locally. With such a broad selection of products to offer, KHK USA turned to CDS and Avatar to develop a world-class web platform from which KHK USA could offer the industrial customer a multi-platform, dynamic, modern experience. By leveraging the CDS Catalog as a Service™ and CAD as a Service™ solutions and Avatar’s ERP-integrated e-commerce solution, KHK USA is able to provide the technical specifications of all 15,000 products along with 3D CAD models for each product and a 24/7 shopping experience.

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.

KHK engaged AVATAR to integrate the CDS catalog into a new website, The site AVATAR designed gives KHK’s customers a comprehensive and convenient resource to experience the entire KHK offering. AVATAR envisioned a clean, attractive, and simplified look for KHK and built functionality to maximize the user experience, including delivering enhanced content with full search capabilities and optimization for mobile devices. This site includes a full customer experience, allowing visitors to register for an account and order products directly from AVATAR also developed a content management system for KHK to create new content and support its customers with up-to-date product and industry information.

About Avatar

AVATAR is develops highly functional brand opportunities through e-commerce, data strategy, and content management. They energetically design bold and creative online solutions and then bring those ideas to life. Avatar delivers high performance web applications, content management systems, online catalogs, and ERP-integrated e-commerce solutions.

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

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