Devold of Norway Upholds 160-year Tradition of Excellence With Implementation of YuniquePLM™
Continues 15-year Relationship with Gerber Technology, Migration From Gerber’s webPDM™ to YuniquePLM
Monday, November 30, 2015, NEW YORK, USA – Devold of Norway, that country’s oldest producer of knitwear, has chosen to migrate from Gerber Technology’s webPDM™ to YuniquePLM™ web-based product lifecycle management software, continuing a longstanding relationship with Gerber and Norwegian partner Amatec. The knitwear giant has been using webPDM for over 15 years.
For nearly 160 years, Devold has been focused on providing exceptional product quality, the result of a long tradition of craftsmanship and the best available technology. Migrating many years of technical data into a modern PLM solution allows Devold to fully utilize this historic data in combination with improved workflow processes, while continuing to develop garments of appealing design.
Laila Gaustadnes, professional leader of product development at Devold of Norway, stated, “Through our long and successful relationship with both Gerber Technology and Amatec, Devold has always been surrounded by a team of dedicated industry experts. We look forward to increased efficiency and productivity through newer functionality, improved collaboration and better access to data made possible through YuniquePLM.”
Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, Enterprise SW Solutions, said, “We are pleased to announce that Devold of Norway has chosen to continue its partnership with Gerber Technology by investing in YuniquePLM. We are confident that Devold will find significant improvements and efficiencies through the tight integration offered in the suite of Gerber products, and ultimately increase their profitability with YuniquePLM. Once again, we are excited to collaborate with Amatec, a long-time distributor of Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM, CAD, plotting, cutting and spreading solutions. The implementation of YuniquePLM has been a tremendous collaborative effort.”
To date, many prominent workwear, specialist apparel manufacturers and fashion brands have implemented YuniquePLM, including Hansen Protection, Lindstrom, Filippa K, Kwintet, Bergans, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adorn Fashions, Aéropostale, Aigle, Bosco Sport, Cutter and Buck, Du Pareil au Même, Fila, Fruit of the Loom, Icicle, Jonathan & Fletcher, Kenneth Cole, Lafodex and Perform Group, among others.
About Devold of Norway: Devold of Norway AS is an independent company with a long and proud history. The company has produced high-quality wool clothing since 1853, making Devold of Norway one of the oldest manufacturers of knitted garments in Europe. The brand’s aim is the same today as when Ole Andreas Devold founded the company 160 years ago: to create comfortable, high-quality clothing that protects people against the elements.
Devold of Norway serves two different markets, offering sports and leisure wear and protective clothing. Our goal is to maintain our renowned product quality, which is the result of a long tradition of craftsmanship combined with the best available technology, while continuing to develop new functional garments of appealing design.
About Amatec: Amatec AS is Norway’s largest supplier of machinery and equipment for the textile industry for sewing, cutting, welding, stamping, embroidery, laser engraving and knitting. Amatec also provides customer assistance in the form of training and technical service of its products. The company provides quality products from reputable suppliers like Gerber Technology.
About Gerber Technology: Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital.