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Lectra announces its plan to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of US-based Gerber Technology. A key Industry 4.0 player in the fashion, automotive and furniture industries, Lectra designs smart industrial solutions – software, equipment, data and services – that help brands, manufacturers and retailers develop, produce and market their products.

The workwear and uniform market is set for substantial growth in the coming years as a result of the rising demand for better quality, quicker turnaround times and a strong emphasis on workplace safety. However, soaring demand for protective workwear could also compound pre-existing issues in the uniform manufacturing supply chain. The industry will need to make considerable changes to the way measurements are collected in order to improve fit, minimize returns, and improve efficiency as demand soars.

There is no denying the seriousness of the state of the world today. We have witnessed the global ramifications on our health, economy, and resources. As we forge ahead into whatever the new normal will look like, we can choose to either feed the fear OR, we can choose a different path. For most brands, retailers and manufacturers, there is no time better than now for businesses to recalibrate the way we collaborate, manufacture, and drive PROFIT through increased efficiency.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when all elective surgeries were cancelled and healthcare facilities were limiting outside visitors, Burlington Medical knew they had to pivot production in order to avoid layoffs and keep their community safe. Burlington Medical, a manufacturer of radiation protection, leveraged Gerber Technology’s AccuMark®, AccuMark Made-to-Measure, and AccuNest™ as well a GERBERspreader™ and GERBERcutter® to quickly pivot their supply chain.

Gerber Technology continues to expand its global network and today announced a collaboration with Alvanon that will further strengthen their powerful 2D-to-3D for fit solution. The new collaboration between Gerber and Alvanaon will allow fashion and apparel companies to accurately simulate their customer’s size and fit.

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