PARTsolutions Announces Japanese CADENAS Web2cad Business Unit

#1 Provider of 3D Supplier Catalogs in Japan with 50 Catalogs Online by Q1 2008

Cincinnati, Ohio USA, Augsburg, Germany & Tokyo, Japan – October 16, 2007 –
CADENAS Technologies AG, world leading provider of 3D digital catalog publishing and standard parts
management solutions announces the formation of its subsidiary, CADENAS Web2cad, Inc., located in
Tokyo, Japan. With this new subsidiary, CADENAS expands its excellent global market position in the
Asian marketplace.

PARTsolutions® LLC, the Americas operation of CADENAS, will benefit from enhanced worldwide
adoption of CADENAS software technologies and services; its standard parts management customers
will have access to 3D enabled Japanese supplier catalogs and its suppliers will receive exposure to
design engineers in Japan.

CADENAS Web2cad will market PARTsolutions and eCATALOGsolutions products and services to
Japanese customers and prospective customers.

“CADENAS provides long term, strategic solutions, and the best services for our customers. With
constant innovations, we will provide the best 3D catalog publishing and standard part management
solutions available,” commented Mr. Yoshio Ueda, President of CADENAS web2cad Inc.

“We chose to form a relationship with CADENAS after a thorough review of technologies available in the
worldwide marketplace,” said Mr. Ueda. “CADENAS demonstrated an exceptional understanding of
standard part management, techniques, quality and a unique marketing advantage. CADENAS has
proven its viability through 15 successful years of service to its customers and the marketplace.”

“This is a big step forward in achieving our goals of globalization, which is an extensive added value for
our worldwide Customers. Because of the domain knowledge and the professionalism of our Japanese
colleagues, the CADENAS software solutions will be established within the shortest time to market
possible,” explains Juergen Heimbach, CEO, CADENAS Technologies AG.

Supplier Catalog Publishing Solutions

PARTsolutions cross-media publishing allows suppliers to publish 3D digital catalogs for access via
online catalogs, CD-ROM, printed catalogs and desktop enterprise solutions. PARTsolutions sales tools
provide suppliers with 24×7 access to specific information about prospects and customers downloading
their products. PARTsolutions marketing programs introduce suppliers directly to hundreds of thousands
of prospective customers with immediate needs. Suppliers have the option to include their catalogs in the
Google 3D Warehouse, as well as their own website and other public and private portals. 

Enterprise Solutions

PARTsolutions provides the entire supply chain with repeatable methodologies for Intelligent Parts
Management comprised of optimized processes for part consolidation, standardization, interchangeability
and design reuse. PARTsolutions enterprise users benefit from a collaborative supplier/OEM relationship
delivered through digital catalog publishing technologies and services.

The business benefits realized by
PARTsolutions clients result in tighter integration with their suppliers, increased profitability, and customer
satisfaction. Users access CAD native supplier parts directly on their desktop, with available integrations
to ERP and PLM solutions.

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Jay Hopper

VP, Marketing & Business Development at CADENAS PARTsolutions
Jay Hopper has more than 20 years’ experience in digital marketing and sales, having helped manufacturers of all sizes to develop marketing programs and sales strategies that drive growth. Jay believes manufacturers must modernize their digital presence and online customer experience to stay competitive in today’s connected marketplace.
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