Grosso Moda, a global fashion design and manufacturing company, has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to meet speed and Industry 4.0 trends.

The firm, which specialises in managing the complexity of the fashion lifecycle for some of the world's leading brands and retailers, has selected Gerber's YuniquePLM Cloud, AccuMark and AccuMark 3D software to empower the creative and design process further while at the same time improving speed, cost and agility.

"The market evidence and conversations with our customers helped us to see the need for digitalisation," explains Guus Backelandt, CEO of Grosso Moda. "We've had a long partnership with Gerber and worked together to map out and present a fully digitised workflow including 3D design to one of our leading customers. Their strong, positive response validated the benefits we knew digitalisation would enable."
 
As a longtime user of Gerber's industry-leading AccuMark pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, Grosso Moda realised the strength of automating processes. Adding YuniquePLM Cloud to improve the collaboration and organisation of the overall design process will help better leverage data so it can focus on the needs of its consumers, ensuring the company gets the right products to market, at the right time.

The software serves as a central repository of critical data and eliminates problems companies often face when using multiple Excel spreadsheets, email or tracking documents to communicate throughout the stages of product development and management. YuniquePLM Cloud creates a single version of the truth, connecting a company's creative process with their supply chain and production processes.

"We have enjoyed a long, prosperous relationship with Grosso Moda and are excited to add AccuMark 3D and YuniquePLM Cloud to their mix of Gerber products," adds Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions at Gerber. "We think Grosso Moda will be a great example of the power of integration and digitalisation."