Gerber Welcomes Fusalp to Their Digital Solutions Family with the Implementation of YuniquePLM
Gerber Technology announced today that Créations Fusalp™ has chosen YuniquePLM® to power their company from design to production giving them ‘one version of the truth’ while managing their products’ lifecycles. “We found that Gerber’s YuniquePLM was the most robust system to effectively deliver data from our creative team through to production of the garments,” said Sophie Duflos and Odile Renard, both drivers of the supply chain at Fusalp.
Since 1952, Fusalp has been developing and clothing both ski enthusiasts and Olympic champions with fashionable and functional outerwear. The company was founded by tailors who created the first “fuseau” des Alpes, in reference to the famous skiing spindle. Ever since, Fusalp has been drawing dynamic silhouettes to create slender lines allying technicality and performance without compromising on style and comfort. Since 2014, the new owners have very clearly created a new dynamic and have made highly-favorable decisions to support the expansion of Fusalp. That expansion illustrates itself through the repositioning of the brand on the fashion market and the extension of their product range from sportswear to urban and fashion wear which has required a performing PLM solution.
Créations Fusalp has begun their digital journey with Gerber’s product lifecycle software YuniquePLM, designed to enhance data connectivity from the creative’s team Adobe® Illustrator through to their ERP systems. The availability of YuniquePLM on the Cloud was a contributing factor to Fusalp’s decision, while enabling their team to streamline their workflow and to support the company’s growth.
Fusalp will also be integrating Gerber’s AccuMark® software with YuniquePLM, to improve efficiency and gain better control of its pattern grading and marker data.
“The Gerber team was extremely helpful, and we appreciated how they brought so many ideas to the table while we were evaluating our options,” continued Sophie.
“We are excited to add such an iconic brand to the Gerber family,” said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions for Gerber Technology. “Enabling connectivity to support companies with seeing their version of the truth in one place is the goal of our software innovations.”
French brand Fusalp – known for the ‘fuseau’ of the Alps – was created in 1952 when it launched the first technical ‘fuseau’ ski stirrup pants that would revolutionize skiwear. Champions from the 1960s quickly adopted the brand that has since offered a unique silhouette that combines French elegance with a sporty and slender cut. Style does not have to be compromised by high performance and comfort. Through its collections, the brand celebrates the art of movement; a movement inspired by ski and becomes a contemporary lifestyle. The Fusalp collections can be found in the brand’s 22 stores across the world in more than 20 countries. Also available on fusalp.com.
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.