Milford, OH and Ft. Wayne, IN – August 19, 2009 – PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, and PHD Inc., a leading global automation components manufacturer, are expanding their 9-year partnership. As PARTsolutions’ first U.S.-based customer, PHD has received 35 times more sales leads since implementing PARTsolutions’ PARTcatalog® technology. The company continues to see the value of delivering CAD-native data of its products, as evidenced by the extension of its contract through 2012 and its decision to strategically leverage the company’s technology as a part of its product engineering process.
The new agreement expands beyond Internet properties to include design optimization within the company’s engineering group, which will help PHD simplify the product design process for its customers. Under the terms of the agreement, PHD also gains access to the PARTsolutions enterprise customer install base, which significantly extends the companies reach to new companies and markets.
“Our first goal in teaming with PARTsolutions was to address the needs of our customer by deploying a multi-CAD platform on our website,” said Steve Gilliom, vice president of information technology and finance. “We’re now extending their technology into the enterprise, in order to help our designers enhance and streamline the design of our products in these lean times.”
PHD was one of the first companies to implement PARTcatalog from PARTsolutions to web enable its product line of premium automation products including cylinders, clamps, escapements, grippers, slides, rotary actuators, proximity sensors and switches. Eliminating the time-intensive process of creating, migrating and translating catalog content has saved the company enormous resources. As a build-toorder business that offers more than 450 million product combinations, PARTcatalog has been instrumental in establishing quick delivery as PHD’s primary competitive advantage. The solution also
increases lead generation by allowing PHD to track who is accessing designs and proactively deliver sales and support information to its customers.
“PHD believed in our business strategy from the very first day and as an early adopter the company has been reaping the rewards of 3D catalogs for 9 years,” said Tim Thomas, CEO of PARTsolutions. “Extending our strategic partnership today further validates the value proposition of our technology to manufacturers of any size.”