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Gerber’s YuniquePLM Drives Creativity and Collaboration for French Apparel Maker’s Locations


Monday, June 8, 2015 New York – French apparel brand Jacqueline Riu has selected Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™ to manage its expansion into additional markets. Jacqueline Riu offers a range of upmarket apparel and accessories for women, and operates over 200 retail outlets in French metropolitan areas as well as Saudi Arabia and Belgium.


To accommodate its expanding product lines and growing demand, Jacqueline Riu turned to YuniquePLM to consolidate its creative processes and streamline its supply chain. Previously, information had been stored in various locations and in a variety of different formats, effectively limiting collaboration and speed to market.

YuniquePLM is a web-based product lifecycle management software that enables the fashion and apparel industries to communicate effectively, accelerate workflows and eliminate errors. The latest enhancements include a development calendar and new line planning function, as well as 3D file support and mass sample requests development.

“We look forward to working with Gerber Technology and gaining supply chain efficiency with YuniquePLM as we continue to reach more customers and offer a greater selection of products,” said Arnaud Dubly, Jacqueline Riu CEO. “By integrating YuniquePLM and our supply chain management and ERP software, information will be located in one central spot, ultimately working to make our design and production teams more efficient.”

Bill Brewster, general manager of Yunique Solutions, said, “Our global team of industry professionals is able to serve customers from around the world. Our partnership with Jacqueline Riu continues our commitment to our growing user-base in France. We look forward to working alongside Jacqueline Riu. The integration of YuniquePLM with Adobe® Illustrator®, along with the software’s development calendar, will help drive new levels of creativity and efficiency.”

About Jacqueline Riu: Jacqueline Riu established its first retail store in 1971, and now operates over 200 stores across France, Saudi Arabia and Belgium. In 2013, apparel veteran Armand Thiery acquired the brand. Jacqueline Riu offers a selection of ready to wear casual apparel for women, including tops and t-shirts, sweaters, knitted dresses, coats, raincoats, blouses, dresses, trousers, skirts and jackets. The company also offers a range of accessories such as bags, belts, scarves, and shoes. For additional information, visit www.jacquelineriu.fr.

About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.

Based in Connecticut, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital.

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.