AME Doubles Online Sales Leads

AME Doubles Online Sales Leads - Over 40% of CAD Downloads are New Contacts

San Jose, CA, April 8, 2008. CDS Visual (CDS), a leading provider of online solutions for industrial suppliers, today announced that Advanced Machine & Engineering has reported spectacular results from their CDS CAD Model download solution.

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) is a Rockford, Illinois based manufacturer and distributor, originally established in 1966. In August 2007 AME added CAD downloads to their website to meet their customers’ request for online CAD drawings of its products. “CAD downloads almost doubled our lead volume within 60 days of setup. We have seen a dramatic increase in new business while simultaneously offering a valuable service to our current customers.” said Tom Watson, Director of Global Marketing for Goellner, Inc., the parent company. “Over 40% of the CAD downloads are by new contacts, which have given us a rich new source of qualified sales leads. Working with CDS to build the CAD models enabled us to complete this project with only a minimal impact on our own engineering team.”

“We are delighted by Advanced Machine & Engineering success in such a short space of time”, said John Major, CEO of CDS, “their experience further underlines the measureable value of CAD downloads as an unmatched online sales lead generation tool for industrial suppliers.”

Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs. CDS helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.
Advanced Machine & Engineering Company is a manufacturer and distributor of precision machine components, fluid power components, fixturing/workholding, spindle interface components, and saw machines and blades. The company also provides repair services, designs and builds fixtures and special machines for a variety of industries, and provides machine rebuilding, retrofitting and contract manufacturing services. AME has partners and customers around the world and across the U.S. It has been a supplier of precision machine components in North America for over 40 years and is recognized for providing quality, innovative products. For more information visit the company's web site at

About CDS Visual (CDS)

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA and a local sales office in Boston, MA CDS Visual enables industrial suppliers to convert more of their website visitors into customers. CDS interactive online solutions streamline sales of standard components and complex industrial products. CDS online catalog and product configurator deliver the technical information needed for industrial products to be specified into new engineering designs including CAD drawings for standard and configured products. For more information, visit