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15. September 2008

USA - Catalog Data Solutions Selected by Charlotte Pipe for Online Catalog and AutoCAD MEP Downloads

San Jose, CA - Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, announced that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has selected its Online Catalog and CAD Download solution to present and download AutoCAD MEP CAD models online.

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry is a maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings.

'Adding a digitally searchable catalog and CAD Downloads to our web site will save our customers time in drawing and specifying pipe fittings,' said Brad Muller, Vice President, Marketing, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. '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 Charlotte Pipe for our leading online CAD model download and digital Catalog 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 often ‘locks' products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that 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.

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