Gerber Technology Announces Acquisition of Yunique Solutions

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Acquisition Combines Gerber's Leadership in the Apparel and Flexible Materials Industry with YuniqueÂ?s Advanced Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Platform

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The combination of Yunique and Gerber Technology represents an enormous opportunity for users, design houses, manufacturers and retailers seeking innovation, leading technology, flexibility, and global service and support.

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB) and a world leader in automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the apparel and flexible materials industry, today announced the strategic acquisition of Yunique Solutions, Inc., developer of the fashion industry’s top-ranked PLM solution. This acquisition will ensure that Gerber provides an innovative end-to-end solution with user productivity and enterprise connectivity at its core.

“The Yunique acquisition is another step in expanding our investment in our software business by instantly upgrading Gerber’s PLM technology platform,” said John Hancock, President, Gerber Technology. “As a result of our intensified focus on software, Yunique becomes part of the recently formed Gerber Technology Software Systems Group – created with the primary focus of helping customers deliver products to market in less time, with reduced cost, higher quality and improved visibility.”

“Yunique’s employees, innovative spirit and proven Microsoft .NET technology platform make it an ideal fit with Gerber’s unparalleled industry expertise and global sales and service – creating a combined powerhouse PLM solution,” added Hancock.

“The combination of Yunique and Gerber Technology represents an enormous opportunity for users, design houses, manufacturers and retailers seeking innovation, leading technology, flexibility, and global service and support,” said Daniel Pak and Darioush Nikpour, Yunique’s co-founders and principal owners. “With both native MAC and PC compatibility, our software applications fit the requirements of the diverse demands, locations and working styles of users in the fields of design, development, sourcing, planning, operations, manufacturing, production and retail.”

Together, Gerber Technology and Yunique will engage and work with their customers to continue the history of innovation and best serve the industry’s needs throughout the entire supply chain. Continued commitment to maintain and support existing systems and ease the transition to the new platform will remain a top priority as this evolution continues.

About Yunique Solutions

Yunique Solutions Inc. is a New York-based developer of web browser-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and supplier relationship management (SRM) solutions that enable today’s fast-paced apparel, textiles, and accessories retailers, brands, and manufacturers speed more trend-setting merchandise to market by improving collaboration across their entire supply chains.

Yunique’s flagship plmOn™ and srmOn™ products comprise a comprehensive suite of industry-specific technologies and services including line management, digital asset (image) management, materials management, specifications management, quotation and bid management, sample and production planning, and process tracking and management. Based on Microsoft’s innovative .NET computing platform, Yunique’s software solutions leverage the internet to provide organizations with the ease of use and global connectivity needed to execute, analyze, and optimize their businesses.

Yunique Solutions has been ranked by its customers as the leading tier-one PLM solution provider to the fashion industry for the past two years running in an independent survey conducted by Apparel magazine.

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology , a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and business unit of $553 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 126 countries serving a total of over 22,000 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four businesses of Gerber Scientific, Inc. ( of South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A., a corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.


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