Gerber’s YuniquePLM Allows Designers And Retailers To Easily Specify A&E’s Threads And Colors 

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — July 12, 2016 — American & Efird (A&E) is proud to announce that its threads and colors are now integrated within Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM® software. Founded 125 years ago, A&E is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of industrial threads and textiles, and continues to lead the industry in many areas, including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

A&E’s threads and colors are readily available in the material and color libraries within YuniquePLM V7. In addition, the data libraries can be retrofitted to earlier versions. In total, there are 1,477 colors and 103 threads integrated into YuniquePLM, offering designers over 100,000 combination choices to select from. Through its combined global network, A&E products are manufactured in 27 facilities around the world and sold in over 100 countries, allowing brands to quickly source high quality, color specific materials wherever their production facilities are located.

Clayton Parker, director of PLM product management at Gerber said, “We are excited to offer A&E’s thread and color libraries in YuniquePLM. By simply using drag-and-drop to add colors and threads simultaneously to multiple styles from these data libraries, this robust integration simplifies the jobs of designers and product developers. A&E’s investment in the stewardship of future generations through Eco-Driven® solutions is unparalleled. Customers will be able to enhance their own CSR efforts by partnering with a trusted, transparent company for their material needs.”

“We are excited to integrate A&E’s thread and color information into Gerber’s YuniquePLM system,” said Chris Alt, A&E Senior Vice President Sales. “This collaboration benefits our mutual customers by making A&E threads and colors readily available during design and development.”

Commitment to safety and sustainability are important and ongoing goals of A&E. A&E’s “10 Threads of Sustainability” platform balances social responsibility and environmental impact with business growth objectives. This initiative compliments Gerber Technology’s goal to empower brands in fulfillment of their own CSR programs. As brands and retailers specify components of their end-product from supply chain partners like A&E, who have dedicated themselves to reducing their environmental impact, brands demonstrate that their choices matter.

Posted July 13, 2016

Source: American & Efird (A&E)