Outerwear and lingerie supplier Stirling Group Plc has placed two strategic IT systems contracts with specialist apparel and textile systems vendor XeBusiness.

The company, which produces goods under the Bentwood, Headworx and Voodoo Dolls brands, is a longtime XeBusiness customer.

It has contracted the IT firm to overhaul an existing XeBusiness distribution and warehouse managing system at Bentwood, and has already deployed an Xe-ERP system to underpin the management of Voodoo Dolls and Headworx.

The latter system will deal with functionality covering customer relationship management, agent management, sourcing and distribution.

"We have been working with XeBusiness for many years and the service received from them throughout has been outstanding," Stirling IT services manager Vince Sparks said.

"These new IT projects will play a strategic role in assisting with the execution of Stirling's business development strategy."

Stirling is a major supplier to leading apparel retailer Marks & Spencer.