Two Tirupur, India-based apparel manufacturers — Poppy’s Knit Wear Pvt. Ltd. and S.P. Apparels Ltd.
— have replaced their existing computer-aided-design (CAD) systems with TUKAcad digital
pattern-making, grading and marker-making systems supplied by Tukatech, a Los Angeles-based
provider of product development solutions for the apparel industry. The companies also have
installed SMARTmark and Net-Q, Tukatech’s advanced marker-making software.
Poppy’s manufactures knitted and woven garments for clients including Sara Lee Underwear,
Polo Ralph Lauren, Hanes, Domino’s, Red Devil Clothing, and other apparel makers. According to
Tukatech, Poppy’s has seen a 27-percent increase in cutting room production efficiency and has
saved more than 10 percent on fabric consumption since installing the Tukatech systems.
S.P. Apparels manufactures apparel for clients including George, Tesco and Disney. According
to S.P. Apparels, using Tukatech’s SMARTmark software has helped the company reduce consumption,
connect its factories, and save fabric.
June 17, 2008