Coimbatore, June 3, 2010 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composite materials—, is pleased to announce the launch of “Cut your Cutting Room” an initiative to aid the apparel manufactures in the region Tirupur & Coimbatore to make the cutting room operations world class. Announced today by Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO and L J Prashanth, Managing Director of Lectra India, this initiative will help the Indian apparel manufacturers to make their cutting room operations world class. Beginning with the Tirupur and Coimbatore region, it will be extended throughout India over the coming months. “Apparel manufacturers operate in an increasingly competitive environment and are under pressure to improve time to market and reduce costs, while expanding their product offer. In India, the fashion market is undergoing rapid transformation in order to supply both growing domestic and export demands. At Lectra, we believe it is our role to help our customers overcome the challenges their industries face. India is a key market for Lectra and our strong involvement will help Indian manufacturers to implement world class technologies to stay profitable in the challenging market situation. We will capitalize on Lectra’s added-value solutions and services to create a clear competitive advantage for our customers and help them turn challenges into opportunities,”
Lectra in India: a continuous support to its customers Lectra’s subsidiary in India is headquartered in Bangalore. The Indian subsidiary organization includes trained teams and experts for Sales, Marketing, Technical Consulting and Service focused on developing new sales opportunities, building and strengthening customer relationships and support. In addition to its own subsidiary in India, Lectra has partnership with Magnum Solutions. Lectra India enjoys a strong position amongst the CAD/CAM solution providers and supports 450 customers. “We strive continuously to join our experience and expertise with our customers, to work closely with them in order to provide them with the most up-to-date technological value-added solutions they need to succeed in today’s highly competitive market,” said L J Prashanth. Indian apparel, footwear & fashion accessories, automotive and industrial fabrics markets are very dynamics industries keen to invest in technology to stay ahead of the global competition. From an industrial point of view, two markets are particularly well-developed in India—Automotive and Apparel. Concerning the automotive business, the main global players all have a presence in the country and all major players have established their manufacturing and design facilities in India. In the wind energy market, global players are making new investments in India. Lectra serves industries where innovation is a key differentiating factor. In its 36 years of existence, the company has never ceased to innovate, so that its customers may benefit from the most advanced technologies. Lectra’s investment in R&D has been extensive. Beyond technological research, Lectra views innovation as a global undertaking and has made its pursuit the driving force of its business model and competitiveness. Lectra’s solutions include Kaledo®, Modaris®, Diamino®, Optiplan®, Vector®DesignConcept and Lectra Fashion PLM, all striving to provide the competitive edge to its customers. Lectra Fashion PLM is a unique solution tailored specifically to the needs of the fashion industry, with built-in best practices developed as a result of years of work with some of biggest names in fashion. “Most of the technologies that emerged in the market in the last 5 years are used by only a few percent of companies around the globe,” added Daniel Harari. “The biggest revolution of the next decade will be the spread of these technologies, intensification of the use of design, 3D CAD software and PLM. Certainly, new technologies will emerge and we will be able to measure their full impact in the next 10 years. We see Lectra at the helm of this revolution.”
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