TOLLAND, Conn., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest in 3D virtual and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) innovations, and their impact on quality, collaboration and improved time to market, will be presented in a Scandinavian technology tour Nov. 17 to 20. Software and automation solution experts Gerber Technology and Alvanon, in collaboration with apparel development technology suppliers Amatec and ACG Nystrom, are hosts of "Transforming Apparel Development with Virtual Technologies," four one-day seminars for apparel retailers, brands, designers and manufacturers.
The Apparel Tech Tour will be held daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the following locations:
- November 17 – Helsinki - Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
- November 18 – Stockholm – Elite Palace Hotel
- November 19 – Oslo – Naeringslivets Hus
- November 20 – Copenhagen – Scandic Copenhagen
"These seminars will help apparel industry professionals to understand the possibilities of these new technologies, and how easily they can be incorporated into their operations," explained Gerber Director of Global Business Development (PLM), Michael Lock. "We are expecting a spirited discussion about our changing industry."
The seminars will explore how 3D virtual product development and PLM innovations are making fashion better, faster and more profitable. Gerber's Lock will make two presentations during the seminar: "Industry Expectations and Direction: PDM vs. PLM – Why Either or Neither," and "Coming to You – The Internet of Things: Technology in our Industry and why Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity is More Required Than Ever." In addition, Alvanon President Ed Gribbin will present the keynote speech and a presentation entitled "Product, Process, People – What's More Important?" Representatives of ACG Nystrom AB and Amatec will participate in a panel discussion about supporting local product development practices with the full range of 3D-based and PLM solutions.
Attendance at the seminars is free to apparel industry professionals, but pre-registration is essential. Please visit http://appareltechtour2015.eventbrite.com to register.
About Alvanon: Alvanon was founded in 2001 when it developed a unique and innovative data-driven approach to solving the challenges of sizing and fit inherent in the apparel industry. Since that time it has evolved into a global consulting firm advising the world's leading apparel organizations on how to align their internal teams, processes and supply chains; more intimately engage their existing and target customers; and innovate to optimize profitability and achieve their growth objectives. It has amassed a wealth of expertise across every key industry discipline including consumer analytics, concept and technical design, product development, manufacturing, quality, sourcing, planning, merchandising, distribution, marketing
e-commerce and training. Alvanon works with its clients across multiple apparel sectors in 89 countries. It operates from its head office in New York, European headquarters in London and Asia office in Hong Kong. Alvanon also has research, development and manufacturing facilities in Donguan in China.
About ACG Nystrom AB: ACG Nystrom is the market leading full service provider to the textile industry providing both 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 both product development and production meaning we are the given partner in the entire textile value chain.
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
SOURCE Gerber Technology