How we started
PAD was started in Montreal Canada in 1988 and was one of the first businesses to recognize the unique needs of apparel industry and equip them with powerful, accessible and affordable CAD software. From the outset, PAD solutions were aimed at alleviating an increasing production burden and giving business owners the necessary flexibility to run their factories more successfully. PAD has maintained a constant focus on providing quality product and client support to ensure businesses gain maximum return from their investment.
PAD began as both a software developer and publisher internationally. Success in helping empower business owners was recognized through rapid growth in clients and revenue. This growth was fuelled by recommendations from existing clients and this remains an important source of business today - testament to the quality of PAD products and client service. In March 2007, the ownership of PAD System was transferred to the Netsoft Group. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Netsoft Group has over 20 years of software development and servicing experience with a focus on the apparel industry. The change in ownership brings a stronger and greater international reach than ever before.
Working with education institutes
PAD partners with many education institutes to assist student to learn computerized pattern making before they go into the apparel industry, many of whom use PAD software.
Today — extend the horizon
PAD is now the leading provider of CAD systems to students, professional designer and any sized of apparel factory, around the globe, delivering pattern making and marker solutions to more than 20,000 enterprises and apparel factories internationally. Throughout 22 years of solid growth, the client-centric vision of the company remains the same today as the day its founders began their quest to empower students, professional designers and factory owners with products and services to make their life easier and more rewarding. Now PAD products are available in five continents, it's an international distribution network that powers the business, but it's the local knowledge and expertise that delivers the edge for our clients.