Brandix, one of the largest garment manufacturers in Asia and the largest in Sri Lanka, has installed Tukatech's apparel software system to help boost the efficiency of its product development and production.

Tuka systems were initially tested by the Brandix Denim division to help improve the quality of patterns and the speed at which they were produced.

"We are now getting more than double the production of patterns that fit the first time, saving a large amount of fabric, and better utilising our human resources, said Iswaran Senthil, CEO of Brandix Denim.

These changes provided the catalyst to invest in Tuka systems for the rest of the company, including TukaCAD and SmartMark, which were customised to Brandix's specifications.

Dhananjaya Rajapaksha, CEO of Brandix Casualwear, says the software has helped increase factory efficiency by one-third. "We are in the fashion apparel industry, and fashion keeps changing fast. We must also be fast," he said.