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Gerber Technology Used by Adidas to Make Chinese Olympic Award Uniforms


Gerber Technology Contributes to Adidas in Making of Chinese Olympic Award Uniforms.

(SHANGHAI, CHINA, SEPTEMBER 3, 2008) The Beijing 2008 Olympics has brought down its curtain successfully. China took the lead in the medal tally with 51 gold medals and 100 total medals, making a record high in its history of Olympic participation. The Chinese award uniforms for the Beijing Olympics were provided by Adidas, the world famous sportswear brand and the official sportswear partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

It is reported that Adidas tailored the uniforms for every competing Chinese athlete in the games, and manufactured an unprecedented 17 different sizes for the heights ranging from 1.40m to 2.26m, which constitutes a new record for adidas of making the most patterns for the same style.  In an interview with US-trade publication Apparel Magazine, Philip Courtenay, Head of Apparel and Accessory Operations for Adidas, stated, “We are using key technologies provided by Gerber. In creating the right technical performance product, particularly if you’re making your patterns for a very, very tight fitting compression product to stabilize major muscle groups, the Gerber technology is incredibly valuable and important. We will of course make some custom-fit product for our top athletes.”

Adidas and its manufacturers use:  AccuMark, AccuMark MTM (Made-to-Measure), V-Stitcher, GERBERplotters, GERBERspreaders and GERBERcutters. They all committed to making custom-fit suits for all the Chinese medalists. James Arthurs, Chairman of Gerber Technology and President for Asia-Pacific of Gerber Scientific Inc., added “We have worked closely with Adidas and its suppliers in China and throughout the world for many years and we are extremely pleased to have been associated with their efforts for this special event. We extend our congratulations to Adidas for its contribution to these Olympic events and look forward to continuing our cooperation as everyone’s eyes turn to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.”

About Gerber Technology.

Gerber Technology, a business unit of $640 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of integrated software and hardware 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, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. 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 a total of over 20,500 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. This year marks the company’s 40th anniversary. For more information, visit www.gerbertechnology.com.

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