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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.

Insight into Lectra | 7 Jan 03

The French city of Bordeaux may be best known for its outstanding wines but hidden away on its outskirts is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of software and hardware for the textile and fashion industry - Lectra. Richard Ewing paid a visit to the firm’s state-of-the-art factory and Paris headquarters to gain an insight into a fast-growing company with more than 10,000 customers around the world.

Romania’s apparel renaissance | 23 Dec 02

Ten years ago, Romania was merely one of a dozen central and east European countries vying for European subcontracting orders. Today, its garment exports to the EU exceed those of all other CEECs, including Poland, which was eastern Europe’s top exporter until 1998. The revival of its clothing industry can partly be attributed to the shift from CMT to FOB exports writes Jozef De Coster.

USA: Gerber Signs Preferred Provider Agreement With E-Spec | 26 Nov 02

Gerber Technology has formally recognised E-Spec Inc as a preferred provider of integration and customisation services to WebPDM users in North America. "For over two years, E-Spec has served our WebPDM customers in a variety of capacities," said Stephen Lovass, executive director of product management & marketing.

Marker making: computerised vs computer assisted | 4 Nov 02

In recent years the number of markers required by apparel manufacturers has escalated disproportionately to growth. Orders are getting smaller, the number of different styles is increasing, and lead times are getting shorter - all of which put more pressure on the marker making department. So it is no surprise that new automated marker making tools are being launched onto the market. Niki Tait takes a look.

CHINA: Gerber Technology's CAD/CAM Sales Top $100m | 14 Oct 02

Equipment sales to a number of Guangdong province-based intimate wear manufacturers have helped push Gerber Technology's CAD/CAM business in Greater China (The People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macau) to more than $100 million the company said today.

USA: Gerber Technology Promotes James Arthurs To President | 11 Oct 02

James Arthurs has been promoted to president of Gerber Technology and senior vice president of Gerber Scientific Inc, taking over from Marc Giles who was promoted to president and CEO of Gerber Scientific Inc last November. In his new position, Arthurs will lead the company's marketing, product management, sales and R&D activities.








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