CADENAS se ha establecido en los últimos años como proveedor líder en los sectores part management y productor de software para cátalogos electrónicos.
Fachschule für Technik

Facts & Figures

Founding Year


Number of employees

approx. 300 employees worldwide


Augsburg, Germany

Branch offices

17 international locations


  • Did you know...

    ...that CADENAS was initially founded as engineering firm?
    However, CADENAS soon realized the potential of the emerging IT age. In addition to that we understood the needs of engineers, purchasers and component manufacturers, so today our software solutions simplify their workflows.

  • Entering the 3D world

    CADENAS soon entered the 3D CAD standard & supplier parts world with the software solutions PARTsolutions and eCATALOGsolutions.

  • 1st CADENAS Industry-Forum

    Acting as a link between component manufacturers and the industry, CADENAS organized the first international Industry-Forum.

    Ever since more than 200 specialists of renowed companies meet annually to exchange their experience with CADENAS’ software solutions in the areas of Strategic Parts Management and Electronic Product Catalogs.

  • Entering the world’s largest mechanical engineering market

    CADENAS expands its sales potential to the North American continent. With the new location based in the USA, CADENAS is even closer to the American customers and their needs.

  • Foundation of new subsidiaries

    To support the existing sales network in Europe, CADENAS founded subsidiaries in many European countries.

  • Expansion to Asia

    CADENAS expands its excellent global position to the Asian market, to profit from the potential of the world’s fastest growing markets. Now customers in China and South Korea have their own subsidiaries with their local contact person. In Japan CADENAS buys web2cad, a successful business for product catalogs.

  • GEOsearch sets
    new standards

    The Geometric Similarity Search, an innovation of the PARTsolutions software is successfully presented on the annual symposium, the CADENAS Industry-Forum.

  • Intelligent finding of components

    The new version of the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions reveals a new, intelligent approach to find 3D CAD components at companies. This includes searching with a 2D sketch and with the help of topologies.

  • 20th anniversary

    CADENAS looks back on 20 successful years. In times of the financial crisis the flexible company was able to emerge strengthened with even more innovative products. As it is independent from investors, CADENAS can quickly and dynamically operate on the market.

  • Enter the mobile world

    For the first time, the PARTcommunity 3D CAD models app offers CADENAS' customers mobile access to millions of components from more than 400 catalogs of renowned manufacturers.

  • German Standard
    Parts Award

    CADENAS is a co-initiator of the first German and Austrian Standard Parts Award. The aim of these awards is to foster awareness for cost-intensive product development.

  • Record: 100,000,000 CAD downloads per year

    CADENAS’ electronic CAD catalogs have established themselves with engineers and component manufacturers. Continuously increasing download numbers and newly created catalogs show that you can no longer do without the CADENAS technology.

Corporate structure

Organization chart of CADENAS branch offices

Business areas

Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions

PARTsolutions is the solution for engineering and purchase to easily find components and standard parts, reduce and control them and moreover cut down production costs considerably during the design phase.

Electronic Product Catalogs eCATALOGsolutions

eCATALOGsolutions is the solution for manufacturers of engineered products for creating and merchandising Electronic CAD Product Catalogs.