Thomas & Betts Corporation Yields Quicker Sales Leads With Digital Part Catalog From PARTsolutions

MILFORD, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Feb 08, 2011 -- PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3D parts catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, today announces the completion of the Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) online product catalog containing over 2,300 products. Thomas & Betts, a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components, has web-enabled its electrical conduit and fittings product line in a 3D CAD digital catalog in order to progressively deliver more than 2,000 configured CAD models each month.

Eliminating the time-intensive process of creating, migrating and translating catalog content will save Thomas & Betts significant resources. The solution also increases lead generation by allowing Thomas & Betts to track who is accessing designs and proactively deliver sales and support information to its customers. What's more, on-demand configuration and delivery of high quality product data in native CAD benefits the company's thousands of customers in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets by streamlining the design process. As a free service, it will also save those customers substantial costs.

"Our customers will gain substantial time and cost efficiencies with the ability to download 3D CAD-native fittings directly into their designs," said Gary Clarke, Group Product Marketing Manager, Thomas & Betts. "PARTsolutions' heritage, impressive customer roster and expertise made it the obvious choice for our part catalog technology partner."

"With one of the broadest product lines in the industry, PARTcatalog™ technology enables Thomas and Betts to host their considerable product catalog online, making it easier for customers and prospects to 'design in' those products into their designs," said Rob Zesch, president, PARTsolutions. "Thomas & Betts is a leader and perpetual innovator and this new digital product catalog is another example of the company's innovation and dedication to serving its customers to the highest level."

The Thomas & Betts online product catalog is live now and can be accessed and leveraged as a resource for anyone at:

About PARTsolutions LLC
PARTsolutions® LLC is a leading provider of PLM solutions for next generation 3D part catalog management and hosting, delivering solutions since 1992. For large manufacturers, the PARTsolutions product suite provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary 3D parts. For component manufacturers, the PARTsolutions product suite provides web hosting of 3D part catalogs to increase lead generation, and to ensure that components get "designed in" to OEM products. The PARTsolutions CAD-Native advantage provides support of over 85 native and neutral CAD and graphics formats to meet the needs of the multi-CAD supply chain. The PARTsolutions product suite maximizes support of reuse and standardization initiatives to deliver measurable business growth through maximizing standard part reuse to get products to market faster with reduced cost. Information about PARTsolutions can be found at

About Thomas & Betts
Thomas & Betts Corporation ( is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating and ventilation units and utility transmission structures. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide.

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