San Jose, CA, February 10, 2009 - Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Northwestern Tools, Inc., has selected its Online Catalog and CAD Download solution to present and download product CAD models online.
Northwestern Tools, Inc, manufacturers over 2000 quality work-holding & fastening components. “Adding CAD Downloads to our web site will save our customers time in specifying and configuring our products for their designs,” said Bob Madewell of Northwestern Tools. “As a result we expect to see an increase in the number of online sales leads and RFQs.”
“We are delighted to have been selected by Northwestern Tools for our leading online CAD model download solution”, said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions, “online 3D models are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers and distributors. With many customers moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems providing online 3D CAD model downloads saves customers time and often ‘locks’ products into a design. Conversely suppliers without 3D models on their website are at risk of losing customers to their competition who do offer 3D models”.
Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. 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 Northwestern Tools
Northwestern Tools is a Dayton, Ohio based, family run organization founded in 1942. Over the last 66 years, Northwestern Tools has grown from an initial offering of just 4 products, to over 2,000 high quality work-holding & fastening components. For more information, contact Northwestern Tools at (800) 236-3956or visit
About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. CDS online catalog and product configurator deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs including CAD drawings and models for standard and configured products. For more information, visit
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