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Lectra: Trending in Industry 4.0 with Saas

The current trend of automation ‘Industry 4.0’ is prompting the leading technology suppliers across the globe to introduce high-end technology solutions to address the business goals of their customers. Lectra is one such company which is not only empowering fashion and apparel, automotive and furniture industry to be future-ready with their integrated technology solutions, software, CAD/CAM equipment and associated services, but also enabling its customers to lock Industry 4.0 principle into their process. In an […]

April 24, 2017

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Lectra reports strong FY 2016 results

The fiscal 2016 results of Lectra, the technology solution provider, indicated strong growth in operational income and revenues. Lectra’s revenues for fiscal 2016 totalled US $ 279.3 million, a 10 per cent increase compared to 2015. New systems sales revenues increased by 14 per cent (US $ 121.4 million) and recurring revenues rose by 7 per cent (US $ 157.8 million). As compared to 2015, fiscal 2016 operational income increased by 18 per cent and […]

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10 popular automated cutting room solutions

The cutting room is the first potential area where apparel manufacturers undertake automation to ensure material utilization, process optimization and manpower reduction. Because the department handles fabric, which is the most expensive raw material in apparel manufacturing, it is the most vital step that carries the potential of fabric saving, resulting in cost saving and waste reduction. Every apparel manufacturer targeted towards long-term growth and profit, is now investing in automatic cutting room solutions. Team […]

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Lectra takes part in 6th CFDA Fashion Education Summit

Lectra is not only a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, but also plays a major role in supporting education in the fashion industry with a view to cultivate future talent. The same was evident at the recently held 6th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Education Summit, in New York, USA. Daniella Ambrogi, Vice President – Marketing, Lectra North America averred, […]

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Les Enphants selects Lectra Fashion PLM

Les Enphants, a China-based childrenswear retailer, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM to speed up its process and produce a wider variety of styles, keeping its costs low. The pressures of the fast-fashion marketplace and increased consumer demand following China’s new two-child policy were making it increasingly difficult for the company to provide its clientele with playful designs and functional clothing. The fashion-specific product lifecycle management platform made it easier to share product information across departments, […]

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Lectra installs 3,000 Vector fabric cutters in 10 years

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has announced the recent sale of its 3000 th Vector, fabric cutting solution for fashion, automotive and furniture manufacturers in 10 years. Manufacturers’ enthusiasm for Vector, in both developed countries and emerging economies, proves it as the undisputed reference for the fabric cutting room, reflected by the 15 per cent rise in sales last year. Vector’s […]

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Apparel brand OVS adopts Lectra Fashion PLM

OVS, Italy’s leading brand in women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM to restructure their entire product development process and will implement the PLM in their entire design-to-sourcing process. Lectra’s PLM solution has a user-friendly interface and will integrate all data and processes that the entire product and collection lifecycle entails into one streamlined and cohesive data management system. This collaborative platform will simultaneously connect all teams together from different geographic locations […]

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Lectra gears up for ‘Industry 4.0’ era

Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has revealed a new strategy dedicated to empower fashion and apparel, automotive and furniture companies to succeed as the company steps into the ‘Industry 4.0’ era. Reflecting Lectra’s new strategy is the launch of a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) offer which, capitalizing on data analyses and exploitation, will translate into even smarter, connected equipment and finely […]

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Lectra introduces new supply chain program

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has unveiled its new, finely-tuned supply chain program. The program guarantees data integrity across digital exchanges to cut development time, boost productivity, improve product quality and fit, reduce time to market, and heighten consumer satisfaction. It ensures a robust and connected supply chain, essential for fashion players to operate efficiently in a high-speed fashion market, with new consumer demands and their need to […]

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Lectra equips Cache Cache with Modaris® 3D

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has equipped French women’s brand Cache Cache of Beaumanoir group with Modaris® 3D to ramp up product development and facilitate exchanges between sub-contractors. The brand was already using the expert version of Modaris and has now acquired the 3D version for its design offices located at the Group’s head office in St. Malo, France, and for Shanghai, […]

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Lectra appoints new EVP

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has appointed Jérôme Viala to the role of Executive Vice President of the Group. He will be responsible for coordinating the industrial, customer care, consumables and parts, and international human resources’ activities. “Lectra will soon announce a new strategic roadmap, revealing the Group’s ambitions for the 2017-2019 period and beyond. I felt it was very important to involve Jérôme […]

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Kolon Industries to increase global sales with Lectra’s laser solution

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions, has equipped Kolon Industries with three laser cutters named, FocusQuantum® in its bid to capture a larger share of the growing cut-and-sew and one-piece woven airbag markets. South Korea’s Kolon Industries is implementing Lectra’s FocusQuantum® laser cutting solutions at its two key manufacturing plants in Asia: one for cut-and-sew fabric for its brand-new facility in Bình Dương Province, Vietnam, and two for one-piece woven (OPW) fabric at […]

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Lectra’s latest Fashion PLM solution reaps highest score in WhichPLM evaluation

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions, has received highest score in WhichPLM’s recent benchmark evaluation for the newest version of Lectra Fashion PLM which extends the scope from design and product development to production for retailers, manufacturers, and brands. The company’s PLM platform scored at, or above, the industry average in all of the 43 functional areas WhichPLM measured. Its newest module – Material Forecast Module provides real visibility into accurate material consumption at […]

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Industrias Haber’s boosts efficiency with Lectra’s Optiplan

Industrias Haber’s, US-based suit and uniform manufacturers, has deployed Lectra’s cut-order planning technology – Optiplan, to make its operation more cost-efficient, while maintaining the rigorous fit and quality standards. Lectra’s high-speed Vector cutting machines reduced fabric waste by 3-4 per cent; improved product quality by 20-25 per cent; boosted production efficiency by 10 per cent; and cut its manufacturing process down from 15 to 10 days. “With Lectra’s cutting-room solution, we can run simulations of […]

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Apparel industry, the root of all expansions and diversifications at Aamra

As much clichéd as it may sound, ‘the power of WE’ is truly a part of the corporate culture of Aamra, which has as many as 250 out of total 1,200 team members working with it that have been with the company over 20 years, almost since its inception in 1985 by the Ahmed brothers – Syed Faruque and  Syed Farhad. “Our name is not a gimmick; we have created a business that has a […]

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