US-based Gerber Technology has announced the strategic acquisition of supply chain technology firm Yunique Solutions.

A statement by the companies said that the acquisition combined Gerber's position in the apparel and flexible materials industry with Yunique’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software platform.
Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, offers automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the apparel and flexible materials industry, and said the acquisition will ensure that it provides an "innovative end-to-end solution with user productivity and enterprise connectivity at its core".

"The Yunique acquisition is another step in expanding our investment in our software business by instantly upgrading Gerber’s PLM technology platform," said John Hancock, president, Gerber Technology.

"The combination of Yunique and Gerber Technology represents an enormous opportunity for users, design houses, manufacturers and retailers seeking innovation, leading technology, flexibility, and global service and support,” said Daniel Pak and Darioush Nikpour, Yunique’s co-founders and principal owners. 

"With both native MAC and PC compatibility, our software applications fit the requirements of the diverse demands, locations and working styles of users in the fields of design, development, sourcing, planning, operations, manufacturing, production and retail," they added.