(TOLLAND, CT, USA, MARCH 15, 2010) Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc. and a world leader in automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the apparel and flexible materials industry, announced that YuniquePLM has been selected as the product lifecycle management solution for Artextyl, a leading designer, importer and distributor of men’s, women’s, and children’s garments for the casual and outdoor markets.
Each area of YuniquePLM’s software including collection and line planning, product development, task management, and cost control will have a positive impact on our day-to-day operations.
“Faced with increased pressure from our customers and partners to reduce delays, strengthen quality levels and increase supplier collaboration, YuniquePLM emerged as the clear favorite,” stated Artextyl owner Mr. Alain Harfi. “Each area of YuniquePLM’s software including collection and line planning, product development, task management, and cost control will have a positive impact on our day-to-day operations. We are extremely impressed with Gerber’s YuniquePLM product and feel that it is an ideal fit for us,” added Harfi.
Because artwork, color and high-performance textile development are key factors to the success of the Artextyl brands, YuniquePLM’s process-centric design allows individual teams to begin, develop and track their activities in the area of the system that most suits their needs. The embedded Pantone® library offers great appeal to the color team while the image catalogs are an instant win with design, sales and marketing. Controlling and managing costs is vital to the success of any company and the highly visible and collaborative quote-, material-, and sample-management features will provide the tools necessary to allow Artextyl to not only be competitive, but keep and grow their leadership position within their market.
“The intuitive user interface was also an instant win for us,” explained Mr. Y. Schlezinger, Artextyl’s IT Manager. “After the first demo we immediately knew our design and development staff would rapidly adopt the system and we would see immediate effects in the reduction of time required to go through the development and sampling cycles.”
Bill Brewster, VP of Gerber Technology and head of Gerber’s Software Systems Group, commented, “We are excited to work with Artextyl as they integrate YuniquePLM into their day-to-day operations, offering them the opportunity to increase their competitive position in the marketplace.”
Artextyl, a French fashion sportswear company began in 1995 when owner Alain Harfi launched a highly successful brand focusing on the parka as the key product. Today, Artextyl is the leading authority in designing, importing and distributing casual outer wear designs for men’s, women’s and children’s markets. Through its expanding distribution network, Artextyl offers 6 unique and powerful brands to an international customer base. With headquarters based in Lyon, France and showrooms in Paris, Bobigny and Marseille, the product lines are sold in over 20 countries and designed, developed and produced locally.
Artextyl’s brands include: ANAPURNA – GEOGRAPHICAL NORWAY, a mid-range collection of outerwear incorporating the latest textile technology and designed with comfort as a paramount feature. GANGSTER UNIT – RECEL, a mid-range casual street wear line tuned to meet the demands of a masculine, young and trend-conscious consumer. The collections are characterized by innovative and dynamic drawings portraying a strong identity inspired by cosmopolitan and urban themes. AMAZONE – MISSIKO, a mid to high fashion women’s line featuring high quality, inspired designs aimed at epitomizing today’s elegant and influential woman.
Artextyl’s brands are present each year at the premier Fashion Fairs like PURE London, CIFF Copenhagen , FEMINA Athens, CPD Dusseldorf, PRET à PORTER and WHO’S NEXT Paris as well as JAM Berlin which open the product lines to several European markets including Italy, Spain, Greece, Poland, and the United Kingdom.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, product data management (PDM) solutions and CAD/CAM automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production and production processes.
The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, composites, industrial fabrics, transportation interiors and home textiles. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 126 countries serving over 22,000 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about Gerber Technology, connect with us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Through innovation and commitment to our customers, Gerber’s products have become industry standards as well as benchmarks by which all others are measured. By continuing to explore emerging technologies and to build strategic relationships, Gerber intends to continue the pace of setting new standards for innovation and productivity.
Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four business units of $553 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc. of South Windsor, Connecticut. Gerber Scientific is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.