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CAD at CISMA | 21 Oct 05

Niki Tait reports on CAD exhibits at China's International Sewing Machinery and Accessories Show 2005.

USA: Singletree Boosts Ash City Productivity | 9 Aug 05

Corporate apparel maker Ash City says it has experienced a 50 per cent hike in productivity since it implemented three bolt-on applications from Singletree Technologies.

New CAD, cutting technology nets benefits | 20 Jul 05

From 2D to 3D CAD, to made-to-measure and check and stripe cutting, choosing the appropriate technology can make a huge difference to speed, cost and quality. Niki Tait looks at how some manufacturers are reaping the benefits.

Thai Garment Export takes made-to-measure route | 10 Jun 05

Thai Garment Export Co Ltd is Thailand's largest clothing producer. It turns over an FOB value of US$170 million a year and employs 9,500 people. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong based TAL Group, which is in turn is one of the largest clothing producers in the world. Niki Tait talks with managing director Mr CK Sun.

Nan Yang Textiles knits buoyant future | 20 May 05

Ranked as one of Thailand's top three textile producers and the country's seventh largest garment maker with a 2003 sales turnover of US$46 million, the Nan Yang Textile Group is one of only a handful of totally vertically integrated companies in Thailand producing yarn to finished knitwear. Niki Tait pays the company a visit.

CHINA: Gerber Technology Appoints Marketing Manager | 17 May 05

Gerber Technology has appointed Chris Xiang as its new marketing manager for Greater China, based at the company’s Advanced Technology Center in Shanghai.

Goldmine Garments hits the jackpot | 4 May 05

Each year the Goldmine Garment Company Ltd produces seven million formal and casual shirts and blouses, 12,000 samples, and turns over US$36 million per year (FOB). Employing around 2,300 people it is the largest shirt and blouse manufacturer in Thailand and ranks within the top 20 Thai clothing manufacturers in terms of revenue. Niki Tait reports.

Ukrainian apparel industry seeks foreign investment | 25 Apr 05

Although Ukraine has the potential to be the top East European clothing supplier to Western Europe, the industry's growth is hampered by a lack of foreign investment. But this could be about to change following the 'Orange Revolution' at the end of 2004 and the decision in March this year to lift the last remaining restrictions on trade with the EU. Jozef De Coster reports from Kiev.

USA: Gerber Hires Software Product Management Director | 11 Apr 05

Gerber Technology has appointed Holly Beum as director, software product management, responsible for overseeing product management for all of the company’s software products including WebPDM and AccuMark.

USA: Gerber's WebPDM 5.0 Helps Speed Product Development | 23 Mar 05

Gerber Technology’s new WebPDM Version 5.0 has been developed to accelerate product development tasks by connecting design, engineering, costing, and manufacturing information through a centralised database.

USA: Gerber Launches Enhanced CutWorks Software | 8 Feb 05

CAD/CAM developer Gerber Technology has released enhanced cutting software that it says “delivers more comprehensive production data and ease of use.”

USA: Product Management, Marketing Appointments At Gerber | 10 Dec 04

CAD/CAM supplier Gerber Technology yesterday announced it has filled four key positions in its product management and global marketing organisations.

Jiangsu Sunshine dazzles the wool textile sector | 15 Nov 04

Jiangsu Sunshine Group is the biggest vertically integrated wool textile enterprise in Asia, if not the world. Based in China it boasts the country’s largest scale production for a range of worsted fabrics, men’s and ladies’ suits and corporatewear. It recently branched out into denim fabrics and garments. Niki Tait reports on a recent visit to the company.

IMB Forum focuses on IT developments | 1 Nov 04

Information Technology for the textile processing and apparel industry was under review at the IMB Forum staged in Germany last month. An offshoot of the world’s largest clothing machinery show, the specialist event focused on some of the latest innovations coming onto the market. Niki Tait was there.

USA: Gerber Technology Names John Hancock President | 1 Nov 04

As part of its long-term growth strategy, CAD/CAM supplier Gerber Technology has promoted John R Hancock as its new president to replace James S Arthurs who is taking up a new post as head of Asia-Pacific operations at parent company Gerber Scientific.

Chinese machinery shines at CISMA | 5 Oct 04

CISMA – the China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories show – is now the second largest clothing technology show in the world. And, as Niki Tait found out when on a recent visit to Shanghai, it is also very much a showcase for the rapidly improving Chinese apparel manufacturing technology.

Gerber Technology embarks on Chinese expansion | 24 Sep 04

CAD/CAM supplier Gerber Technology has expanded its Advanced Technology Center in China in anticipation of a surge in business after quota phase-out. Here, the company’s top executives discuss technology uptake, production and future opportunities in China.

CHINA: Gerber Expands Advanced Technology Center | 23 Sep 04

Gerber Technology’s newly-relocated and expanded Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Shanghai, China opened earlier this month.

China's Youngor Group invests in export growth | 13 Sep 04

The Youngor Group heads the list of China's 500 most powerful clothing manufacturers and is behind one of the country's most popular men's wear brands. It is now stepping up its efforts to sells its own Youngor suit and shirt brand in Japan, the US and Europe. Niki Tait reports.

TAL Apparel sews up Asian clothing market | 2 Aug 04

Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is one of the world’s largest contract clothing producers, making one in eight of all the dress shirts sold in the USA. Niki Tait recently met with Dr Harry Lee, TAL’s managing director, and visited the group’s Chinese factory.

CHINA: Symposium & Sourcing Fair Hotting Up | 26 Jul 04

More than 400 Chinese apparel and textile producers are expected to participate in the China Symposium & Sourcing Fair, set to debut September 13-16 in Shanghai, China.

Sourcing show offers a full package | 5 Jul 04

Billed as ‘Three Great Events, One Great Location,’ SPESA Expo, Material World and Technology Solutions, together with their associated conferences, lived up to expectations. Niki Tait reviews some of the highlights on show

USA: Gerber FY Revenue Rises to $160.1m | 25 Jun 04

CAD/CAM solutions provider Gerber Technology has posted higher revenue of $160.1 million for the fiscal year ended April 30, up from $154.1m in the prior 12 months.

SPAIN: Designer Award Launched At IAF Convention | 22 Jun 04

The 20th IAF World Convention, held in Barcelona and organised by the Spanish Association, the Gremio de Industrias de la Confección de Barcelona, was also the platform for the first annual IAF International Designer Award.

Singapore's Sing Lun eyes quota-free growth | 18 Jun 04

Singapore-based Sing Lun Holdings is a pioneer in quick response manufacturing and was the first company in South East Asia to fully automate its entire manufacturing process. The publicly listed knitwear manufacturer employs over 3000 people and has nine factories around the world. Sing Lun chairman Patrick Lee talks to Niki Tait about the group - its past, present and future.

USA: Gerber Appoints Asian Marketing Director | 18 Jun 04

Apparel industry solutions provider Gerber Technology has named Rachel Ho as its marketing director for Asia.

CHINA: Educational Showcase Embarks On Size Survey | 15 Jun 04

China is the latest country to jump on the better-fit bandwagon. A size survey is currently underway in the country, starting in southern China and spreading to the north over the next few months. Body data is captured by 3D laser scanner and transformed into real-size models.

The check matching problem | 9 Jun 04

Quality cutting of checks (plaids) and stripes so that they can subsequently be matched and positioned within a garment is traditionally complex, time-consuming and costly. Here, Niki Tait looks into latest ways of tackling the problems.

USA: OptiTex Names Fineman Senior Account Exec | 9 Jun 04

CAD/CAM solutions provider OptiTex USA Inc has named Steve Fineman as a new senior account executive.

The online CAD revolution | 21 May 04

From simple email communication to real-time video conferencing across global supply chains, online technology has revolutionised the way apparel companies do business. Now, with the growing popularity of online CAD solutions, Niki Tait examines the influence of the internet on the product design process.








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