YuniquePLM™ V6 Fosters International Growth for Norwegian Apparel Brand Moods of Norway
Solution Increases Efficiency and Productivity for Lifestyle Brand
Moods of Norway, a fashion lifestyle brand located in Stryn, Norway, has implemented Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™ V6 web-based product lifecycle management software to manage its design and development process, while it continues to blend Norwegian heritage with international lifestyle and fashion.
“With YuniquePLM V6, we are able to have an individual perspective on products from the ‘get go,’ allowing designers and buyers to monitor and focus on the progress of various products without the use of multiple systems, data files and complexity,” said Moods of Norway Head of Product Thomas Frodal.
Kristin Karlsen, head product developer at Moods of Norway, added, “As first time PLM users we have been supported by a team of dedicated industry experts from Gerber and Amatec, Gerber’s distributor in Norway, during the implementation. We look forward to increased efficiency and productivity from the improved collaboration and greater access to data in a single location.”
“We are very pleased to have Moods of Norway, an iconic Scandinavian brand, as one of our customers,” said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, Enterprise SW Solutions. “We are certain that the company will increase their speed to market and, ultimately, their profitability with YuniquePLM. In addition, we are excited to collaborate with Amatec, a long-time distributor of Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM, CAD, plotting, spreading and cutting solutions. The implementation of YuniquePLM has been a tremendous collaborative effort.”
About Moods of Norway: Founded in 2003, Moods of Norway offers premium collections for both men and women that are designed to make a statement and “elevate the mood at any social gathering.” Moods of Norway is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and abides strictly to Code of Conduct relating to labor and environmental conditions. The company recently opened additional stores in Soho, New York City; Beverly Hills, Calif; and Mall of America in Minneapolis.
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.
Julie Pompa, APR