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USA: Urban Outfitters Selects WebPDM Solution | 12 May 04

Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters has selected WebPDM product data management software from Gerber Technology.

USA: Gerber Hires Former Lectra Exec For Marketing Role | 6 May 04

CAD/CAM systems provider Gerber Technology has named Robert Rivera as its new executive director of global marketing and key account management.

USA: Gerber Unveils New Version Of WebPDM | 29 Apr 04

Textile industry hardware and software provider Gerber Technology has released the latest version of its WebPDM product development solution.

Baoxiniao eyes growth outside China | 23 Apr 04

Established in 1996, high quality men's wear manufacturer and retailer Baoxiniao Group has seen steady 70-80 per cent year-on-year growth since its inception, and currently produces 800,000 suits per year. The company is now one of the top ten branded men's wear companies in China with sales of US$120 million per year. Niki Tait pays it a visit.

USA: Gerber Technology Begins Manufacturing In China | 22 Apr 04

Textile industry hardware and software provider Gerber Technology is set to begin manufacturing its Infinity AE product in China.

FRANCE: Lectra FY Revenue Rises 8% | 12 Feb 04

CAD/CAM designer, manufacturer and distributor Lectra has posted an eight per cent year-on-year revenue rise to EUR184.7 million for full-year 2003.

USA: Gerber Technology Strengthens Its Chinese Operations | 3 Feb 04

Gerber Technology is shoring up its position in China, its second largest market after the US, with a number of changes designed to enhance its growing business in the country.

USA: Carter's Inc Buys Gerber WebPDM Software | 2 Feb 04

Children's apparel retailer Carter's Inc has purchased 350 seats of WebPDM product lifecycle management software from Connecticut-based Gerber Technology.

USA: Gerber Releases Updated Fashion Studio Program | 26 Jan 04

Software firm Gerber Technology has released a revised edition of its Fashion Studio program with a broader range of productivity enhancement tools and an improved, updated licensing scheme.

FRANCE: Lectra Buys Investronica In EUR51.5m Deal | 6 Jan 04

Paris-based CAD/CAM designer, manufacturer and distributor Lectra has bought its Spanish rival Investronica Sistemas in a deal worth a total of approximately 51.5 million euros.

USA: Gerber Signed As Distributor For Browzwear’s V-Stitcher | 8 Dec 03

Gerber Technology has signed a new agreement with Browzwear Ltd which will see it distribute the V-Stitcher 3D garment design and visualisation software. Under the deal Gerber will provide both sales and support to its customers.

USA: Gerber Technology Makes Two New Appointments | 5 Dec 03

Gerber Technology has announced two new American appointments. Rodney Harrelson has been promoted to the position of deputy regional director. Rodney will manage all sales operations in the West Coast area of the US, Canada and 50 mile border area of Mexico along the states of Arizona and California.

Mass customisation: an apparel reality - Part II | 1 Dec 03

The second part of our feature outlining the experiences of nine different clothing and footwear companies who have set up mass customisation practices, takes in Lands End, Esquel and the Left Foot Shoe Company. Niki Tait reports.

Mass customisation: an apparel reality - Part I | 24 Nov 03

This two part feature looks at the experiences of nine different clothing and footwear companies who have moved into mass customisation. In this article, two athletic footwear firms - Adidas and Creo International - discuss their successes and failures. Niki Tait reports.

USA: Maidenform Implements Gerber's WebPDM | 30 Oct 03

Intimate apparel maker Maidenform Inc has chosen Gerber Technology’s apparel and retail Product Lifecycle Management solution, WebPDM, to improve its development processes and workflow, while shortening development cycle times.

DENMARK: Automatic Labeller Spreads Savings At Pagh Mørup | 18 Sep 03

Material and labour savings are just two of the benefits claimed by Denmark-based manufacturer Pagh Mørup since it installed Gerber Technology’s new InfoMark Synchron labelling solution four months ago.

Cut to the quick | 15 Sep 03

Accurate, tension-free spreading and cutting are keys to good quality and productivity. In this article Niki Tait looks at some of the latest developments on offer from the suppliers of cutting and spreading technology.

VMI in apparel manufacturing | 8 Sep 03

Vendor managed inventory (VMI) is sweeping through many areas of retail as the next step in supply chain management. Retailers, particularly those in commodity markets, see it as an essential technique to reduce inventory - and apparel sellers are no exception. Although VMI is usually practiced between a manufacturer or middleman and a retailer, it can also automate just-in-time delivery of supplies to the manufacturer. This article by Prabir Jana, Professor Prabir Banerjee and Dr Alistair Knox explores the potential of VMI in apparel manufacturing.

CAD/CAM has designs on the future | 2 Sep 03

Simplicity, simulation and personalisation are the three main trends driving current CAM/CAM developments. Here, Niki Tait looks at some of the latest product launches and discusses how they are meeting market needs.

USA: Gerber Unveils New Taurus XD Leather Cutting System | 26 Aug 03

Next month Gerber Technology will launch its new and updated Taurus XD leather cutting system, which now incorporates features that deliver increased speed, accuracy and reliability.

IMB technology developments focus on 2005 | 8 Jul 03

Although there were few surprises on show at the IMB 2003 apparel technology exhibition, several clear trends were apparent. Most were focused on enhancements and modifications to improve productivity, flexibility and quality, driven by the realisation that companies must automate if they are to remain competitive in the post-2005 free trade environment.

World Apparel Convention focuses on quota freedom | 8 Jul 03

Turkey was the setting for the 19th IAF World Apparel Convention which, not surprisingly, turned its attention to the removal of quotas at the end of 2004. The consensus was that companies must use the right tools and models to meet the new open market challenges. Those who are ready to meet these changes will survive; those who aren’t, won’t.

USA: Gerber Technology Full Year Profit Jumps 27% | 7 Jul 03

New software releases and strategic geographic expansion helped Gerber Technology towards a 27 per cent increase in its full-year profits.

USA: Polygon Names Southeast Business Development Director | 25 Apr 03

Integrated Product Data Management (PDM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions provider Polygon Software has appointed Steve Fineman as its southeast director of business development.

Honduras steps into full-package mode | 14 Apr 03

Honduras is now the third largest apparel exporter to the US after Mexico and China reports Jozef De Coster. The Honduran maquila industry is currently moving towards "full package" production, investing in more sophisticated manufacturing centres that focus on flexible supply chain management, high productivity and good quality.

Malaysian manufacturer Hytex aims high | 24 Mar 03

The Hytex Group, officially known as Hytex Integrated Bhd, is Kuala Lumpur’s leading garment manufacturer with a fully integrated and vertical operation. It also claims to be the largest automated T-shirt screen printer in Asia capable of producing high quality plastisol prints. Niki Tait reports.

AUSTRALIA: Gerber Technology Expands Service Operations | 6 Mar 03

Gerber Technology today revealed plans to expand its service operations in Australia through shared resources with its sister company, Gerber Coburn.

Getting tough on denim and jeanswear | 5 Mar 03

Although tough and hardwearing when worn, denim can be problematic during garment manufacture. The popularity of jeans means that high productivity is required - causing further production challenges - though limited styling enables a degree of automation. Niki Tait takes a look at some of the latest technology for the manufacture of jeans and other denim apparel.

USA: Gerber Technology Expands In Mexico, Central America | 5 Feb 03

Gerber Technology has appointed Tecnología de la Información en Sistemas Administrativos, SCP (TISA) as its newest sales and service agent in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The move that strengthens the company’s support of growth markets around the world and brings the total number of Mexican offices to seven.

INDIA: Gerber Technology Opens SE Asia HQ In Bangalore | 15 Jan 03

US-based Gerber Technology yesterday opened its new regional headquarters for South East Asia in Bangalore. The new office will support the company's operations in countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the Middle East.








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