French swimwear brand Vilebrequin implements Gerber solutions to reduce time to market

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

03-August-2019  |  2 mins read

French swimwear brand Vilebrequin
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Vilebrequin, a French swimwear brand, has teamed up with Gerber Technology for their integrated solutions of YuniquePLM and AccuMark CAD for quick product developments and creating transparency.

With the solution, the brand aims to reduce their time to market as they plan to expand their product offering to three collections per year.

Further on the above, Aurelie Tondella, Merchandising & Strategic Planning Manager, Vilebrequin said, “With developments of new territories, Vilebrequin is diversifying and increasing its offer which meant we needed to improve our communication amongst our team.”

“After much research, it was clear that Gerber was the best solution on the market to digitalise and streamline our process to increase efficiency while improving quality and fit. The connectivity between their PLM and CAD solutions is unmatched, helping to not only reduce our time to market but also reduce costs and improve fit,”said Christian Roche, Chief Information Officer, Vilebrequin.

The cloud-based PLM system allows easy access to updates, a renewed and easy-to-use interface and its seamless integration with an IT ecosystem, such as Adobe Illustrator through the design suite plugin, which allows brand to quickly import data from other system to YuniquePLM. “We are incredibly proud to welcome Vilebrequin into our Gerber family. Vilebrequin has a rich history of offering the highest quality swimwear and we are excited to help them further enhance their product offerings,”said Ketty Pillet, Vice President Marketing, Gerber Technology.

In addition to the PLM system, the brand will also be implementing Gerber’s pattern design software AccMark 12.1. Both the seamlessly connected systems will create a platform for the easy flow of data throughout the supply chain. This will streamline the workflow, improving fit and quality and ensuring repeatibility.

“We are excited to work with a company that understands the value of delivering a quality product. Gerber’s expert knowledge and professionalism are what truly sets them apart from the competition and we are proud to partner with them,”said Christian Roche.

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