Toshiba International Corporation Selects PARTsolutions to Launch First Online 3D Parts Catalog

MILFORD, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Aug 04, 2009 -- PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, today announced that Toshiba International Corporation, a world leader in the design and manufacture of motors, adjustable speed drives, motor controls and other power electronics products, has launched an online parts catalog for its low voltage motor product line. The digital library of 2D and 3D CAD Toshiba-engineered products streamlines the discovery, download and purchase processes for Toshiba customers.

By initially web-enabling its general purpose low voltage motor product line including its EQPIII Premium Efficiency Series, Explosion Proof and EPACT Efficiency Series products, Toshiba is enabling its customers to quickly configure and download high quality product data in CAD-native format. By implementing PARTcatalog™ from PARTsolutions, Toshiba is saving valuable resources by eliminating the time-intensive process of creating, migrating and translating catalog content. PARTcatalog also increases Toshiba's ability to proactively deliver sales and support information to its customers.

"Supplying catalogs in paper format was no longer meeting the needs of our customers," said Jay Bugbee, Manager, Motor Business Unit of Toshiba. "Providing the CAD-native format our customers need not only saves them time and resources by simplifying a complicated process, it also keeps us at the forefront of technology in all aspects of our product and its delivery."

PARTsolutions will provide Toshiba products digitally in various online marketplaces, including the Autodesk® Manufacturing Supplier Content Center, Machine Design® Magazine CAD Library and various CAD Communities to increase awareness and sales of its products. To further broaden visibility of Toshiba products to new prospects worldwide, PARTsolutions will also make them available through its PARTenterprise™ solution, which serves major enterprise customers like Boeing, Airbus, Volkswagen, Audi and hundreds of others.

"In today's competitive business environment, more and more manufacturers are leveraging PARTsolutions' innovative technologies for 3D parts catalogs to increase sales," said Rob Zesch, President of PARTsolutions. "By leveraging PARTsolutions, Toshiba Motors is also taking customer service one step further by reducing the amount of CAD support needed and by automating their catalog."

The Toshiba Motors online catalog is live now and will continue to grow in size and scope throughout the next several months. For more information, visit: http://www.toshiba.com/ind.

About PARTsolutions LLC

PARTsolutions® LLC is a leading provider of PLM solutions for next generation 3D part catalog management and hosting, delivering solutions since 1992. For large manufacturers, the PARTsolutions product suite provides centralized 3D standard part catalogs, making it easy for global design teams to find, reuse, and control standard and proprietary 3D parts. For component manufacturers, the PARTsolutions product suite provides web hosting of 3D part catalogs to increase lead generation, and to ensure that components get "designed in" to OEM products. The PARTsolutions CAD-Native advantage provides support of over 85 native and neutral CAD and graphics formats to meet the needs of the multi-CAD supply chain. The PARTsolutions product suite maximizes support of reuse and standardization initiatives to deliver measurable business growth through maximizing standard part reuse to get products to market faster with reduced cost. Information about PARTsolutions can be found at http://www.partsolutions.com.

About Toshiba International Corporation

Toshiba International Corporation is a world leader in the design and sale of low and medium voltage motors, low and medium voltage adjustable speeds drives, motor controls, uninterruptible power systems, LED displays, instrumentation and PLCs, and network and automations system products. Many of these products are designed, built, and tested in our over 1,000,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. In addition, our research and development, design, engineering, production and manufacturing, and after-market service and support are all commandeered under one single roof. Our products are built using only the highest quality domestic and foreign parts allowing us to in turn deliver the highest quality products that exceed our stringent testing as well as domestic and international performance standards. For more information visit www.toshiba.com/ind.

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