Tukatech Trains 1000th CAD Operator in Sri Lanka

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On 27th December, 2012, Tukatech trained its 1000th TUKAcad operator in Sri Lanka. TUKAcad was brought to Sri Lanka by Anil Hirdaramani from Hirdaramani Group in 2004, and now has the largest pool of trained CAD operators in Sri Lanka.

“Tukatech brought Digital Pattern Making to Sri Lanka” quoted Ashroff Omar, Chairman Brandix at the Annual General Meeting in 2006, but it was Anil Hirdaramani from Hirdaramani Group who brought Tukatech to Sri Lanka in 2004. Most companies had CAD systems yet no one made Digital Patterns. On 27th December, 2012 Tukatech trained the 1,000th CAD operator.

“We now have the largest pool of trained CAD operators in Sri Lanka. They have advanced training on Pattern Making, Virtual Sample making and are a really talented and world-class pool of operators.” “We eliminated Digitizing, reduced or eliminated Grading and Marker Making with automation in Sri Lanka, thanks to the cooperation of the senior management of the Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka. The management of the Apparel Industry are very serious about their business and are looking for the best possible solutions so that they can become world class global players and without their commitment and support, we could not have made the difference for them,” commented Ram Sareen, CEO-Founder of Tukatech, USA.

“Today we make 1,200 new styles of Dresses, Lingerie, Bras, Bottoms and Tops with less people than we did in 2005 when we brought Tuka into Timex –Fergasam. Without digital solutions and TUKA2D and 3D systems, we could have never achieved that success,” commented Arshad Sattar. They are the first company to launch their own brands in Europe and Avirate Fashions for Asia.

“We were using over 60 CAD stations from Lectra and Gerber and had another 40 plus paper pattern makers, with less than half the people on Tuka. We now make more patterns, no paper and just digital process, thanks to Tukatech Engineers for their engineering, consulting and implementation. The support from Tuka is outstanding. Their pre-process and post process engineering helped us tremendously in Star Garments”, says Anusha Rodrigo, Vice President – Star Garments.

Orit, Maliban, Brandix, Mercury, Hirdaramani, Star Garments, Jones NY-MML, Winterquilts and Sumithra were the early adopters and since then Academy of Design (AOD), University of Moratuwa and almost all the local brands and many exporters use Tukatech.

Note: TUKATECH, TUKAWEB and TUKACENTERS provide 2D/3D CAD and CAM software systems; web-based product development services supported by brick and mortar centers strategically located in garment manufacturing and design hubs worldwide. With over 14,000 systems installed and over 4,500 competitive systems replaced, TUKATECH is a Los Angeles, CA based company with support and engineering offices in garment districts around the world.

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