Helly Hansen® to Take Software Solution to the Cloud

Upgrade to the Cloud to Bring About Additional Flexibility and Performance

Mar 09, 2016, 18:30 ET from Gerber Technology

NEW YORK, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces that Helly Hansen will be upgrading their Gerber Technology webPDM software solution to Yunique In The Cloud. Amatec®, Gerber Technology's distributor in Norway, will lead the implementation.

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Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen leverages its 139 years of extreme-weather experience to design and develop professional-grade outdoor sports and workwear gear. The Norwegian company offers a selection of outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear for outdoor activities in the mountains or seas that can be found in over 40 countries.

Helly Hansen has been using Gerber Technology's webPDM and AccuMark® to enhance collaboration between vendors by providing a single source of data as well as a tool to efficiently manage their product data. Migration from webPDM to Yunique In The Cloud brings along a host of added benefits, including additional flexibility, allowing teams to access information wherever they may be located and performance enhancements via a secure, always-on infrastructure hosted by Amazon Web Services.

"We look forward to continuing our relationship with industry experts from Amatec and Gerber Technology and believe that by upgrading to the cloud, we will gain additional collaborative and visibility capabilities. All of our data will be located in a secure, central repository, eliminating the need for costly back-up servers or silos of information that typically reside in Excel spreadsheets and emails," said Helly Hansen IT Director, Trine-Lise Jensen.

"The decision to upgrade from webPDM to Yunique In The Cloud will provide the opportunity for increased collaboration and expansion of their current capabilities," said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager of Enterprise SW Solutions. "We are excited for Helly Hansen to see the business benefits that come from using cloud technology."

About Helly Hansen: Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop its apparel through a blend of Scandinavian design and insights drawn from living among some of the harshest environments on earth. The brand represents the optimal combination of performance, protection and style, and continues to protect and enable professionals making their living on oceans and mountains around the world. The company has a long list of first-to-market innovations, including the first supple, waterproof fabrics more than 130 years ago, the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers made with Lifa® Stay Dry Technology in the 1970s and today's award winning and patented H2Flow temperature regulating technology. Helly Hansen is the global leader in technical sailing apparel. Its ski uniforms are worn by more than 50,000 professionals across 100+ ski resorts and mountain guiding operations around the world, as well as national ski teams, Olympians and discerning outdoor enthusiasts. The brand's outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries. To learn more, visit www.hellyhansen.com.

About Amatec: Amatec AS is Norway's largest supplier of machinery and equipment for the textile industry for sewing, cutting, welding, stamping, embroidery, laser engraving and knitting. Amatec also provides customer assistance in the form of training and technical service of its products. The company provides quality products from reputable suppliers like Gerber Technology.

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 more than 78,000 customers in 130 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 Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.

Contact: Julie Pompa, APR
Tel: +1 419 244 7766
jpompa@communica.world

SOURCE Gerber Technology