Catalog Data Solutions CAD Download Solution Selected by Schioppa Casters and Wheels

San Jose, CA, March 22, 2011. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Schioppa Casters and Wheels has selected its online CAD download solution.

Schioppa Casters and Wheels, based in San Paulo, Brazil, manufactures and supplies over 30,000 caster and wheel products worldwide. “Our team has noted that the buying process has changed – caster and wheel customers now research and select products online, often before even talking to a supplier,” said Mario Schioppa Neto, Export Manager, Schioppa.  “Therefore our website has become a very important sales tool and we are investing in it, not only to enable customers to quickly find the “right” product but, equally importantly, to offer CAD downloads of products to save engineers and designers time during the design-in process.  After evaluating several vendors, we chose the CDS ModelServer SaaS solution for its flexibility, adaptability and configurability as well their ability to build over 30,000 downloadable CAD models for us.”

“This is a proof point for CDS’s international expansion and we’re delighted to have been selected by Schioppa Casters and Wheels.  As they fully recognize, the industrial buying process has changed and become both online and international,” said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions.  “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 CAD downloads are known to lead to a  sale nearly 50% of the time - CAD downloads may be the most efficient online marketing tool available!”

Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions. 

About Schioppa Casters and Wheels

For over 60 years San Paulo, Brazil based Schioppa Casters and Wheels has been manufacturing and supplying some of the world’s finest wheels and castors.  Today, from a 10,000 m2 state of the art manufacturing facility, located in the commercial heart of Latin America, dedicated engineering and manufacturing teams produce over 30,000 products.  From the smallest to the largest caster, one at a time or thousands at a time, Schioppa’s logistics can be your integrated partner in supply chain management. For additional information, visit or call +55-11-2065-5250 (Brazil) or +1-615-810-8508 (USA).

About Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. (CDS)

Catalog Data Solutions, Inc. is a leading SaaS provider of product search, configuration, and online CAD solutions for Industrial Suppliers.  Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, Catalog Data Solutions enables Industrial Suppliers 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 CAD Configurator™.  CDS’s highly skilled and experienced professional services team provides implementation services for the successful deployment of CDS SaaS solutions.  The company’s customers include the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors in the High Tech and Industrial Manufacturing industries.  For more information CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting

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