YuniquePLM™ Accelerates Production for Global Textile Service Company Lindström
Solution Increases Efficiency Throughout the Entire Product Lifecycle
Global textile service company Lindström, which operates in 24 countries in Europe and Asia, has implemented Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™ web-based product lifecycle management software to accelerate the production of customer solutions throughout its operations. Gerber and their Finnish distributor ACG Nyström provide product support to Lindström.
“Our volumes of product development and customer specified projects have increased greatly over the past few years. The existing administrative systems were not sufficient to satisfy our growing needs,” said Taru Jokinen, product concept manager at Lindström. “Previously, the systems were not compatible with one another, as information had to be transmitted manually between systems. This was extremely time consuming, and the possibility for errors was substantial,” said Jokinen.
At Lindström, delivering great customer service is a priority. “As we operate in many countries, we must diligently react and respond quickly to our customers’ needs. YuniquePLM has supported this objective, helping Lindström to unify and streamline their processes,” Jokinen said.
“We have been able to create a standardized process enabling daily tasks to be run quickly, consistently and with improved flexibility,” he said. “The system enables us to manage our products and our collections throughout their entire lifecycle. YuniquePLM is now used by all of our teams and partners.”
“In collaboration with our partner ACG Nyström, we are happy to have Lindström join our family of YuniquePLM software users,” said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, Enterprise SW Solutions. “We are confident that YuniquePLM will help Lindström streamline their systems and accommodate their growth.”
About Lindström Group: Lindström Group is a Finnish multinational B2B textile services provider. Established in 1848, Lindström Group is one of the oldest existing companies in Finland. Lindstrom offers mat, hygiene, towel, workwear, restaurant textile, personal protective equipment and corporate gift services.
Family-owned Lindström is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, the company’s revenue was 301 million euros. The same year, the company employed, on average, 3,000 people. Lindström operates in 24 different countries in Europe and in Asia, and has over 200,000 customers. www.lindstromgroup.com
About ACG Nyström: ACG Nyström® is the market leading full service provider to the textile industry, providing equipment and service as well as software solutions and consultancies in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ukraine and the Baltic states.
With a strong heritage going back to 1921, ACG has continued to both support and innovate within the textile industry, providing us with a deep understanding of product development and production, meaning we are the given partner in the entire textile value chain.
About Gerber Technology: 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. Gerber serves 17,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, fashion, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
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.
Julie Pompa, APR