Aug 30, 2011

MISUMI Teams With PARTsolutions as Worldwide Strategic Technology Partner

PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises and MISUMI Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of fixed and configurable components for the manufacturing industry, today announced that PARTsolutions is the company’s exclusive 3D part catalog technology partner. MISUMI exclusively leverages PARTsolutions’ technology to host its 3D product configurator for its Factory Automation (FA) division’s products, which integrates directly with its e-commerce solution. Combined, the solution generates $38 million in sales per month, or $460 million per year. Each month PARTsolutions is delivering more than 1,125,000 digital product files to MISUMI’s worldwide customers in 67 of the more than 150 available native & neutral CAD and graphic formats. Click here to see the website in action.

“We surveyed our customers, and the #1 reason they buy from MISUMI is online CAD configuration provided by PARTsolutions,” said Patrick Esposito, Marketing Manager, MISUMI USA, Inc. “MISUMI’s Factory Automation configured product downloads are growing at year over year rate of 33% per month, and file downloads are growing at 49%. This is a clear indication of the importance of PARTsolutions to our customers around the world.”

The current MISUMI Metric catalog contains over 3,450 product pages, offering trillions of configurable parts such as single-axis actuators, linear shafts, aluminum extrusions, linear guides, XY stages and other components for factory automation and various machine builds. To date, PARTsolutions has delivered more than 24 million digital product files to MISUMI customers. “The quantity of MISUMI product downloads available from PARTsolutions is staggering,” said Esposito. “Our engineers calculated that on a one page spread for locating pins, there are 97 billion individual pins that will generate a unique part number and CAD file.”

Using rules-based logic, the MISUMI sales configurator can quickly configure and download high quality product data in more than 150 native and neutral CAD and graphics formats. Product spec sheets and drawings come to life with a 3D preview of the exact product, which can be downloaded in real time to users’ design applications. By providing critical information, like price and availability, in real time and enabling “add to cart” ordering, the solution also promotes e-commerce and is contributing to MISUMI’s rapid growth.

“The fact that MISUMI is now leveraging PARTsolutions’ technology exclusively is truly significant,” said Rob Zesch, president of PARTsolutions. “It means that they’re not only acknowledging the strategic business value of next generation 3D part catalog hosting, but also recognizing that our technology is the best in the industry.”

The MISUMI online catalog currently supports ten languages — including English, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Italian, French, Czech and British English — and will continue to grow in size and scope.