Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Lectra hires Charlie Xu as VP – Fashion Sales for China
Lectra hires Charlie Xu as VP – Fashion Sales for China
18
Sep '13
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Xu as vice president of sales, fashion for Greater China.

Based in Shanghai, he reports to Andreas A. Kim, managing director, Lectra Greater China. Charlie Xu is responsible for helping Lectra’s fashion customers in China improve their design and development capabilities and make their business processes more efficient.

“Lectra’s position as a technology leader in fashion can bring considerable benefits to its customers in China. Our understanding of the fashion industry strengthens our complete range of innovative technologies and value-adding services to ease collaboration and create synergies internally, between teams, as well as with suppliers, making Lectra an indispensible partner,” commented Andreas A. Kim.

He adds, “Charlie’s inside-out knowledge of China’s top fashion brands means he can support them effectively so they derive the maximum value from Lectra’s solutions.”

The Chinese fashion market is undergoing a transition period. A large number of apparel manufacturers have started to develop their own designs and brands. This has made the environment more competitive than ever before.

“There are currently more than 11,000 fashion companies in China with combined revenues of RMB 1.25 trillion ($200 billion). The top 100 brands contribute over 30% of total business, and we see this consolidation continuing in the future. The brands that succeed in this concentrated market will be those that are able to build a competitive advantage through collaboration and by leveraging technologies such as 3D virtual prototyping and integrated design and development platform solutions,” said Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.

“Lectra’s solutions allow fashion companies to work smarter and more efficiently and to produce higher quality products faster than before. This is crucial in China, where domestic fashion companies have expanded aggressively during the past few years, resulting in record-high inventory levels. Furthermore, owing to the compound effect of increased raw material costs and higher wages, Chinese fashion brands need to become more innovative and agile in order to stand out from the competition,” added Charlie Xu.

Charlie Xu has more than 15 years’ experience in fashion and marketing management roles. Before joining Lectra, he was regional vice president, fashion at Infor (formerly Lawson) where he was responsible for developing recurring revenues and service sales in the fashion sector in Greater China. He has a master’s degree in Industrial Management and Technology from the Technical Institute of Linköping University in Sweden.

Lectra


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2017

AAFA urges negotiators to preserve TPLs in NAFTA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), an alliance of...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

SIMA urges Centre to re-look duty drawback rates

he Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has appealed to the...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

PKR 690.65-mn budget for Pakistan Cotton Committee

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) recently approved a PKR...

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search