Miquel Sousa Confeçcoes S.A. Increases Productivity by 30% with Gerber Technology’s Integrated Design to Production Digital Solutions
TOLLAND, CONN., USA - P-Porto (Gaia) - May 31, 2018 – Productivity has the ability to make or break a fashion company when they are working toward addressing consumer trends. Miguel Sousa Confeçcoes, located in Barcelos, Portugal, an important center for textile and apparel manufacturing, has been working with Gerber Technology since it was founded. “Our decision to work with Gerber Technology has repeatedly proven to be the best possible way to sustainably secure the continued development of our business,” stated co-owner Miquel Sousa. “We grew up with Gerber products and value the industry-leading, process-oriented consulting and reliable service provided by the Gerber team on site in Portugal.”
Miguel Sousa specializes in fashion items manufactured from a variety of jersey fabrics and other types of knitwear and has been investing in premium technology with Gerber for over 19 years.
Sousa’s digitalization employs Gerber’s full suite of products from design through production. With the recent addition of Gerber’s cut ticket option, they now have a complete digitally integrated solution managing data from AccuMark® pattern design and AccuNest™ optimized markers to material spreading right through to automated cutting. It has increased productivity by 30 percent, reduced the demand for overtime by 90 percent and increased performance by 50 percent.
“We have been delighted to work with Miguel Sousa to help them achieve amazing results,” said Scott Schinlever, president & chief operating officer, Automation Solutions at Gerber Technology. “Their results are confirmation that integrating data throughout the workflow and embracing Industry 4.0 practices can further enhance productivity and efficiency ensuring companies stay agile.”