ATLANTA, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—will showcase advanced technology solutions for upholstered furniture manufacturers at the upcoming Spring High Point Market on April 18-23, 2015.
Lectra's booth (IHFC: M330, Main, Floor 3) will feature information on its end-to-end offer, including technology for design, industrialization and production, at the largest furniture industry trade show in the world. The High Point Market attracts more than 75,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors across 11.5 million square feet of show space during this biannual event. Lectra consultants will be on hand to demonstrate the impact of DesignConcept, Lectra's completely integrated, 3D/2D CAD solution for 3D virtual prototyping, costing and developing upholstered furniture products, from virtual prototype to pre-production.
"The furniture industry is changing as consumers' needs evolve, creating new and increased demands for upholstered furniture manufacturers. We are pleased to be at High Point Market to discuss our ability to help companies achieve operational excellence through a combination of expertise and technology, while also helping them meet speed, profitability, efficiency, social responsibility, and customization objectives," comments Renato Mariani, Vice President of Marketing, Lectra North America.
A case in point of the industry's slow but steady rebound in the United States is King Hickory Furniture's recent investment in Lectra's cutting room technologies. King Hickory Furniture Company is a family-owned company, delivering high quality upholstered fabric and leather furniture for more than 50 years. A long-time Lectra customer, the company continues to invest in Lectra's automated fabric cutters for its production floor to address increasing productivity needs.
"In response to rising demand for customization, we were seeking the best single ply cutter available on the market," explains John Palmer, President of King Hickory Furniture. "We have been a Lectra customer since the 1990s and the longevity of Lectra's cutters has exceeded our expectations, so we sought an additional solution from them to address our current needs. Our company chose to invest in Lectra's automated cutting solutions to enhance the performance of our cutting room."
More information on Lectra's impact in the furniture industry is available at http://makeitwith.lectra.com/.
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,500 employees and $281 million in 2014 revenues. The company is listed on Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com.