TOLLAND, CT, Oct 16, 2017 – Optimization of workflows, greater efficiency and insight into processes are essential ingredients to drive the speed, quality and agility needed for success in the clothing industry. For Alsico, this means outfitting the workforce with clothing that is functional, comfortable and safe, with the right fit and at the right price. They recently added YuniquePLM Cloud to their host of Gerber’s Digital Solutions enabling them to pass data between systems and move from concept to production with greater efficiency.
Alsico is a specialist in work wear with more than 80 years experience producing quality clothing with an excellent finish in an environmentally conscious manner, enforcing sustainability and basic corporate responsibility. Alsico styles and creates the clothing design as well as produces it in their production workshops. They focus on customer service and quality and is ISO 9001 certified. In addition to work wear, they also produce high technology reusable cleanroom and clean area garments. The Alsico group has 7,000 employees and has a consolidated turnover of +200 million Euro.
“We chose YuniquePLM Cloud to help reduce complexity and enhance the digitization of our workflow,” said Vincent Siau, Alsico Northern Europe CEO. “We recognized the expertise Gerber and their team could bring in digitizing our processes to meet the needs of our customers. This will help us to enhance our quality, reduce errors, and reduce our environmental impact, which eventually will contribute to perfecting our performance based approach and circular solutions.”
Alsico is also utilizing Gerber’s automation systems including the GERBERcutter and GERBERspreader to further optimize their production.
“Alsico realizes our leadership in the work wear segment of the market with the digitally integrated solutions we provide,” stated Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions at Gerber. “Our goal is to be a trusted guide for our customers as they go through their digital transformation by making our products easy to try, easy to buy and easy to consume.”
The YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software serves as a central repository of critical data, and eliminates problems companies often face when using multiple excel spreadsheets, email or tracking documents to communicate throughout the stages of product development and management. YuniquePLM creates a single version of the truth, connecting a company’s creative process with their supply chain and production processes.
About Gerber’s Digital Solutions
Gerber’s Digital Solutions include the newest releases of YuniquePLM product lifecycle management software, as well as AccuMark, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan. The Digital Solutions architecture uses common file structures. Data can easily be passed to the cut room where smart machines, like the GERBERspreader XLs series and Gerber Paragon line of multi-ply GERBERcutters, can process the order with a simple barcode scan. A closed-loop, end-to-end digital solution like Gerber’s, that integrates software and smart machines, allows companies to automate their entire process and streamline data and workflow necessary to provide insight, maximize throughput, minimize errors and reduce labor costs to be competitive in mass production environments.
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 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.
For more information, visit www.gerbertechnology.com.