Most Profitable Manufacturers On Apparel Magazine’s Top 50 List Use Gerber Technology’s Solutions
Majority of Top 20 Companies Using Gerber Software and Automation Solutions
The apparel companies that make it to the coveted Apparel Top 50 list must, as the magazine says, be “feverishly pursuing better, faster and more personalized customer engagement.” A majority of those at the top of that list ranked by profit margin have partnered with Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, to help them achieve those goals.
“Because we understand the entire value chain within the apparel industry, we’re able to provide the end-to-end solutions and global support that help our customers improve profitability, shorten cycle times and achieve optimum results,” said Mike Elia, Gerber Technology CEO. “We’re proud to be the integrated software and hardware supplier of choice for 14 of the top 20 companies on this prestigious list.”
“The companies on this list are using a range of Gerber products in their operations,” explained Karsten Newbury, Gerber vice president and general manager of Software Solutions. “Six of the top 10 companies alone on this list are using Gerber AccuMark® software to integrate pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software.” AccuMark systems, used by more than 15,000 Gerber customers, automate the design and production processes while providing significant advances in quality control, communication and efficiency.
In addition, many of the top companies on the list are using YuniquePLM™, according to Newbury. YuniquePLM is web-based product lifecycle management software that integrates with AccuMark to help fashion and apparel brand owners, manufacturers and retailers collaborate, accelerate workflows and eliminate errors. Many of these top companies are also using Gerber’s industry leading plotters, spreaders and multi-ply, single-ply and leather cutting systems in their operations. Gerber manufactures its products in the United States from its global headquarters in Tolland, Conn., and has additional manufacturing facilities in Canada and China.
“We are dedicated to serving our customers across the globe at every level, and working closely with them to develop and support the comprehensive systems that will work best within their operations,” said Elia.
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 17,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries. 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