CDS Catalog and CAD Download Solution Selected by Torque Transmission

San Jose, February 27, 2013, CDS (Catalog Data Solutions), a leading provider of online product catalog solutions for industrial suppliers, announced today that Torque Transmission has selected its SaaS Catalog and CAD download solution.

Ohio based Torque Transmission manufactures Right Angle Gearboxes, Speed Reducers, Timing Pulleys, Variable Speed Pulleys, Ball Thrust Bearings and Roller Chain Sprockets in standard and custom sizes. “Industrial product sourcing has changed greatly – designers are using the internet to research products as a first step, usually before speaking to potential suppliers. We needed to adjust to that change. We wanted to provide those designers with an easy to use online product catalog, allowing them to find the right product and CAD models easily and to quickly specify those products into their designs”, said John Rampe, President, Torque Transmission. “The CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer allowed us to do just that. The CDS ModelServer has also allows us to more effectively use our website as a way to generate new qualified sales leads.”

“CDS is delighted to support Torque Transmission with our integrated CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer solutions. Today almost 60 percent of purchasing decisions are made before talking to a sales representative. As such, our marketing and sales processes need to support and influence the way customers now work,” said John Major, CEO of Catalog Data Solutions. “Of the many types of online marketing content at our disposal, only one has been shown to lead to a sale nearly 50% of the time. CAD model downloads may be one of the most efficient and effective sales tools available.”

CDS helps grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty for its clients through interactive online catalogs, eCommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.


About Torque Transmission

Originally founded in 1947 as a tool and die company, Torque Transmission is now a leader in the design and manufacture of off the shelf and special design power transmission components. Torque Transmission specializes in plastic and plastic/metal power transmission products for fractional (1/20th to 1hp) horsepower applications as a lower cost alternative to machined metal. By switching from metal to plastic components Torque Transmission customers have realized cost savings of up to 40%. For more information, visit or call 1-800-544-6642.


About CDS (Catalog Data Solutions, Inc.)

CDS is a leading SaaS provider of product search, configuration, and online CAD solutions for manufacturers and distributors.  Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, Catalog Data Solutions 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 Content Manager™, 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, CDS can be reached at 408.550.8820 or by visiting


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