Lectra Tecmath To Offer Body Measurement Solutions

Lectra Systèmes, Paris, and
Germany-based Tecmath have signed a letter of intent to enter into an exclusive partnership to
develop and market integrated body measurement solutions for mass customization under the
Lectra-Tecmath Body Measurement Technology brand.

The combination of body measurement solutions with CAD/CAM virtual reality and Internet
technologies opens doors to the new economy. For apparel retailers, pre-order risk and inventory
costs are eliminated, and they can provide custom-made garments and establish close relationships
with their customers. Manufacturers reduce investment and inventory risk by producing on-demand.

Designers can offer a larger variety of styles and combinations. And information on customer
preferences becomes vertically available in the entire textile chain.

Lectra will market, sell and service the integrated solutions on an exclusive basis
worldwide, while Lectra and Tecmath will both market, sell and service the Tecmath body measurement
solutions in Germany and the Benelux.

July 2000