Gerber Technology and Turkish agent Glengo Tekstil Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. have enlisted the support of Turkpro A.S. to act as sub-agents for the company's Product Data Management (PDM and WebPDM) software in Turkey.

Gerber Technology's WebPDM software has been designed specifically for the apparel market, acting as an electronic filing cabinet, storing all the details related to a particular product including measurement specifications, construction details, costings, photographs and design sketches.

European manager for Gerber's Information Systems Division, Marc Jaspers said: "Mr Ediz Elhadif Danon and Ms Beliz Levi, owners of the company, are well versed in the application of Information Technology, especially as it relates to the fashion industry."

"Both parties fully understand the power of WebPDM to help manage the product development process and realise that it can be of great use to apparel manufacturers of all sizes throughout Turkey," he continued.

James Arthurs, vice president of Gerber Technology's International Division said: "Gerber and Glengo have a very solid 15 year history and we hope to extend this relationship to include Turkpro."

"With exports valued at approximately $7bn, Turkey is the second largest apparel supplier in the European Union and the seventh largest apparel supplier to the world. These data management products will help them become even more dominant global players," he added.