A&E integrates with Gerber technology to supply knitting industry

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-08-16 11:00:00 – Mount Holly

American & Efird (A&E) one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles having global presence extends from Asia to Europe to the Americas has announced that its threads and colours, widely used in the knitting industry are now integrated within Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM software.

A&E’s threads and colours are now available in the material and colour libraries within YuniquePLM V7. In total, there are 1,477 colors and 103 threads integrated into YuniquePLM, offering designers over 100,000 combination choices to select from.

Clayton Parker, director of PLM product management at Gerber said that they are excited to offer A&E’s thread and colour libraries in YuniquePLM. By simply using drag-and-drop to add colours and threads simultaneously to multiple styles from these data libraries, this robust integration simplifies the jobs of designers and product developers. A&E’s investment in the stewardship of future generations through Eco-Driven solutions is unparalleled. Customers will be able to enhance their own CSR efforts by partnering with a trusted, transparent company for their material needs.

Chris Alt, A&E Senior Vice President Sales said that they are excited to integrate A&E’s thread and color information into Gerber’s YuniquePLM system. This collaboration benefits their mutual customers by making A&E threads and colors readily available during design and development.

Gerber supplies a range of CAD and automation systems for production, planning, design, pattern development. costing, cutting, marking, fabric spreading and sewing processes in the apparel industry.

Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer.

The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China. Gerber serves more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries.

Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital.

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