Hansen Protection Selects YuniquePLM to Streamline Development and Manufacturing

Visibility and user-friendly interface drive decision.

New York, NY, USA (April 22, 2014) Hansen Protection, a leader in protective clothing and life jackets for seafarers, has chosen Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM® product lifecycle management solution to manage the design, development and manufacturing of its product lines.

Frithjof Kylstad, vice president of Operations at Hansen Protection said, “As our business is growing, we needed a user-friendly solution to help us streamline our supply chain processes from beginning to end. YuniquePLM will enable us to get full visibility into the progress of our projects from design through production.”

Janka Henriksen, head product developer added, “As first-time PLM users, we have been surrounded by a team of dedicated industry experts from Yunique Solutions and Amatec, Gerber’s distributor in Norway, during the implementation.  We look forward to increased efficiency and productivity through improved collaboration and better access to data in a single location.”

Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager for Yunique Solutions, said, “We are pleased to welcome Hansen Protection as one of our customers. We are certain that Hansen Protection will increase their speed to market and, ultimately, their profitability with YuniquePLM. Once again, we are excited to collaborate with Amatec, a longtime distributor of Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM, CAD, plotting, cutting and spreading solutions. The implementation of YuniquePLM has been a tremendous collaborative team effort and we are expecting to go live in the next few weeks.”

To date, many prominent fashion brands have implemented YuniquePLM, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Adorn Fashions, Aéropostale, Aigle, Bosco Sport, Bugatti, Cutter and Buck, Du Pareil au Même, Fila, Fruit of the Loom, Icicle, Jonathan & Fletcher, Kenneth Cole, Lafodex and Perform Group among others.

About Hansen Protection

For over 100 years, Hansen Protection has been committed to creating and developing standard and custom-made hi-tech textile products such as survival clothing lines for protective clothing and life jackets for seafarers. The company is based in Moss, Norway and participates actively in the preservation of the environment. Hansen Protection tests in its own laboratory all components necessary to ensure the highest quality of their finished products and is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. Its dedicated team of experts has been designing and producing rescue and survival suits for the North Sea Oil Industry since 1976. Hansen Protection is a major supplier to the Norwegian Defense Forces as well, meeting the demanding civil aviation standards.

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 Yunique Solutions

Yunique Solutions is the product lifecycle management business unit of Gerber Technology. YuniquePLM and webPDM software enables organizations to connect their creative teams with their supply chain to get the right products to market, on time and at the right cost. These systems can help businesses of all sizes accelerate time to market, reduce lead time and improve margins by managing the details of line plans, tech packs and samples and simplifying communication and collaboration with global partners. Visit www.yunique.com for more information.


Contact:

Debbie Marconi
Tel: +1 860 896 2068
debbie.marconi@gerbertechnology.com




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