Orient Craft Limited, one of India's largest exporters of apparel goods, has finally made the transition from manual pattern making to digital/CAD pattern making and automatic marker making.

The company has installed 55 TukaCad pattern making, grading and SmartMark automatic marker making stations from Los Angeles, US-based Tukatech, developing all patterns digitally for the first time in its 30-year history.

"We are producing twice as many patterns with 40% less pattern makers, the quality of patterns has improved and the results are absolutely fantastic," says Nidhi Dutt, Orient Craft's executive vice president.

With thousands of employees operating in dozens of factories across India, Orient Craft supplies major brands around the world including Gap, Esprit, Anne Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Marks & Spencer, Levis and A&F.

"We make millions of garments and thousands of styles, and we needed faster sample approvals as demand for more styles continues to grow," said Nidhi Dutt, Orient Craft's executive vice president.