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Gerber celebrates 40th year in apparel industry
Mar '08
Gerber Technology, the world leading supplier of automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the apparel and flexible materials industry, is celebrating its 40th year in the apparel industry.

The company was founded as Gerber Garment Technology in 1968, and today is known as Gerber Technology. The company boasts an impressive history of innovation and a broad base of customers that are setting the standard for performance in fashion and apparel.

Gerber Technology has consistently delivered solutions that enable their customers to stay ahead of the curve, meet and exceed industry demand, and manage market forces such as: Reducing time to market for new products, reducing product costs to improve margin, and managing the increasingly complex logistics of a global supply chain.

The company highlights emerging market issues that continue to fuel these overall challenges, leaving organizations to examine their business processes spanning market research, concept, line development design and planning, sourcing, production, quality assurance, transportation and distribution/warehousing.

"We are extremely pleased with the solutions we've pioneered over the course of 40 years, from introducing production automation and computer aided design, to product lifecycle management for the fashion industry," said Bill Brewster, Vice President Global Marketing and Product Management, Gerber Technology.

"Now, as we enter the first year of our fifth decade, we will be delivering new solutions over the course of the next 12 months that will continue to set the agenda for companies that operate within the 'concept to retail' value chain."

Gerber Technology Customers Well Prepared to Address Market Dynamics

Gerber Technology customers have been implementing the basic building blocks of Fashion Lifecycle Management (FLM) -- Gerber Technology's product lifecycle management solution for the apparel industry -- since the mid 1990's. WebPDM, is the conceptual predecessor of Gerber's Fashion Lifecycle Management Suite which launched in 2006.

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