Facts & Figures

Founding Year


Number of employees

approx. 420 employees worldwide


Augsburg, Germany

Branch offices

15 international locations



  • In the beginning there was the construction...

    Starting off as an engineering office, the company CADENAS saw early on the potential in the digital age and specialised in software that could simplify the construction process through CAD models.

  • Stepping into the three-dimensional world

    As a young and flexible company, CADENAS was one of the first to step into the 3D CAD world beginning with PARTsolutions software.

  • First international Symposium
    CADENAS Industry Forum

    The Industry Forum is a symposium for component manufacturers and purchasers in the areas of mechanical, plant and electrical engineering to inform themselves of the possibilities of CADENAS software solutions that have been implemented by other companies.

  • 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.

  • The leap to Asia

    CADENAS intensifies its relationship with Asia to profit from the potential of the worlds fastest growing market place. In China, Japan and South Korea daughter companies are available to help local customers.

  • 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.

  • automation app award

    With the PARTcommunity 3D CAD model app, CADENAS proves its worth in the area of catalogs by winning first place through offering engineers quick and easy access to over 400 manufacturer certified product catalogs.

  • BIM Multi CAD Data

    CADENAS broadens its product range to include architects and civil engineers in the area of BIM (Building Information Modeling).

  • PARTcommunity Download record

    CADENAS celebrates a download record of over 212 million 3D CAD component downloads in one year.

Corporate structure

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.