Gerber Technology to Demonstrate Automation Solutions for Fashion and Technical Textiles at Texprocess and Techtextil 2013

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With powerful presence at both shows, Gerber Technology demonstrates its full commitment to the variety of segments comprising the global sewn goods industries.

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Gerber serves customers in a multitude of industries – from apparel to aerospace, transportation interiors to technical textiles.

Gerber Technology will exhibit at two international tradeshows in Germany – Texprocess and Techtextil, held concurrently at the Frankfurt fairgrounds beginning June 10. With powerful presence at both shows, Gerber Technology demonstrates its full commitment to the variety of segments comprising the global sewn goods industries.

For 45 years, Gerber Technology has helped thousands of customers in the apparel, transportation interiors and upholstery industries take advantage of automation to overcome their most challenging business hurdles. In addition, companies from all over the world control their position in numerous niches by relying on Gerber’s software, hardware and IT solutions to overcome everyday challenges in product development, design and manufacturing.

Theo Ostendorf, vice president and general manager of Gerber’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, said, “Because Gerber serves customers in a multitude of industries – from apparel to aerospace, transportation interiors to technical textiles, we are delighted to host visitors to our booth at each of these shows.”

Gerber’s Software Solutions lounge will be located at Texprocess in Hall 4.0, Booth C50 in the center of the IT@Texprocess area, which highlights IT solutions in the garment industry. Here, Gerber will demonstrate its complete portfolio of software systems and peripherals used to automate design and product development tasks for many of the world’s leading apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers.

Visitors will have the opportunity to witness the newest release of the company’s YuniquePLM™ product lifecycle management system. It offers enhanced integration with Adobe® Illustrator®, dynamic line creation capabilities, sourcing and compliance tracking, as well as powerful “what if” scenarios that enable teams to determine if a product will meet profitability expectations before designers even sketch a concept or generate a single piece of artwork.

Texprocess 2013 will also be the platform for the world premiere of Yunique 360 Interactive Sample Capture. Now, both brand owners and suppliers can capture a 360-degree view of a sample on a model or form and send these images, complete with annotation and mark ups, to colleagues and partners via YuniquePLM. Digital sample images eliminate barriers caused by time zones and divergent languages, minimize the number of sample submits and courier charges and enable organizations to reduce product development time and improve fit quality.

AccuMark® pattern design software version 8.5.1 includes significant productivity and communication enhancements, including new functionality to digitize hard patterns using a standard digital camera.

Vstitcher™ 3D pattern draping software enables apparel companies to transform 2D patterns into 3D draped garments on true-to-life virtual models (avatars). The software reduces time to market, facilitates communication with colleagues and suppliers, and reduces costs associated with sample making.

Also on display will be the GERBERplotter™ XLp, which plots markers up to 2.2 meters wide at speeds up to 95-square meters per hour.

Gerber’s manufacturing solutions will be on display at Techtextil in Hall 4.1, Booth H41. Here Gerber will demonstrate its portfolio of solutions to precisely spread and cut a wide variety of flexible and rigid materials, from the most delicate fabrics for the apparel industry, to all types of technical textiles and composite materials for a variety of other industries.

Computer-controlled cutting systems include Gerber’s medium-ply cutting system, the GERBERcutter® GTxL, which cuts material up to 2.2 meters wide and is designed to operate around the clock with precision and without interruption. And, the GERBERcutter® Z1, the optimal solution for single- and low-ply cutting of all types of challenging materials. The system’s powerful Axis™ software delivers comprehensive reports and simplifies re-cutting of parts.

The GERBERspreader™ 250s spreads material rolls weighing up to 250 kgs. at speeds up to 100 meters per minute without tension. In addition, precision selvage and end alignment technology maximizes material utilization.

Gerber’s newest cutting system, the fourth generation GERBERcutter M3000 with optional router will be on hand to cut a variety of materials including challenging composites, soft and hard foam, corrugated cardboard, plastics and other rigid materials. The highly accurate cutting system is equipped with the T3 Head, a plug-and-play tooling system that enables rapid tool changes. Available tools include an oscillating knife, drag knife, 45-degree bevel knife and scoring tool. It includes an optional registration system that enables the operator to quickly align pre-printed materials for accurate cutting. The M3000 is designed using an open architecture compatible with all industry CAD systems and is available in lengths up to five meters and widths up to 2.26 meters.

About Gerber Technology

Gerber’s Sewn Goods Business offers computer-aided pattern design, grading and marker making/nesting software as well as automated textile cutting and spreading systems to apparel and flexible materials manufacturers in all regions of the world.

The company’s Industrial Business serves manufacturers using technical textile and composite materials, including the aerospace industry where the world’s 10 largest aerospace companies rely on Gerber’s suite of solutions. It also includes corrugated, carton and graphics markets of the packaging and printing industries with a suite of solutions that includes cutting systems for sample making, laser and water jet cutters, routers and automatic rule benders.

Gerber’s Yunique Solutions Business offers YuniquePLM™ product lifecycle management software and webPDM™ product data management software. These systems help retailers, brand owners and manufacturers manage all of the details associated with their products from conception to store shelf and help them communicate with their suppliers around the world more effectively.

Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit for more information. With regional offices, agents and distributors Gerber Technology maintains a global network serving nearly 25,000 customers in 130 countries. The company designs and manufactures its products in various locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Gerber Technology, visit us on YouTube and LinkedIn.

Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is a business of Gerber Scientific, Inc. ( of Tolland, Connecticut.


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