Happypunt Delivers Fast Fashion by Implementing Gerber’s PLM and 3D Digital Solutions
Fast fashion can be slowed down by the physical sampling process. Additionally, the costs of samples are a continued concern in the fashion and apparel industry. “The implementation of Gerber’s AccuMark® 3D and YuniquePLM® will help us to address consumer trends immediately, making sure to have the right style with the correct fit as demand changes,” said Marta Bosch, chief operation officer at Happypunt.
Located in Mataró (Barcelona) and founded in 1996, Happypunt is a full-service design, development and manufacturer of womenswear.
Happypunt is utilizing Gerber’s software Digital Solutions to help them reduce costs and time to market and integrate with their ERP system to provide efficiency in design and prototyping of their products. “We expect a relevant reduction in samples that would directly affect our manufacturing costs,” continued Bosch.
Happypunt has been using AccuMark pattern design, grading, marker making and production software since 2013. By adding AccuMark 3D and YuniquePLM, they achieve the additional benefits of seamless data transfer from one program to another, decreasing design time of products.
“We are excited to help Happypunt connect their workflow to address the fast fashion needs and cycle,” said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions for Gerber Technology. “Connectivity is a key tenet of our Digital Solutions to help companies achieve their Industry 4.0 goals.”
About Gerber’s Digital Solutions
Gerber’s Digital Solutions include the newest releases of YuniquePLM® product lifecycle management software, as well as AccuMark®, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan™. The Digital Solutions architecture uses common file structures. Data can easily be passed to the cut room where smart machines, like the GERBERspreader™ XLs Series and the Gerber Paragon® line of multi-ply GERBERcutters, can process the order with a simple barcode scan. A closed-loop, end-to-end Digital Solution like Gerber’s, that integrates software and smart machines, allows companies to automate their entire process and streamline data and workflow necessary to provide insight, maximize throughput, minimize errors and reduce labor costs to be competitive in mass production environments.
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 78,000 customers in 134 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. 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 AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management.