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Gerber opens New York City Innovation Centre

The Grand Opening of the Gerber Innovation Center took place during Gerber’s ideation conference last week.

28th October 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  New York, NY

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The Grand Opening of the Gerber Innovation Center took place during Gerber’s ideation conference last week. © Gerber Technology

Continuing its quest to drive technology-based innovation for flexible materials industries, Gerber Technology has opened its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in the heart of New York City during its annual FashionTech conference, ideation, with more than 300 attendees.

The more than 18,000 square foot Innovation Centre will provide visitors with a unique experience that will help them stay connected to the latest trends and technology in fashion and apparel, as well as flexible material processing, the company reports.

“Our Innovation Centre is the first of its kind in the industry,” said Mohit Uberoi, Chief Executive Officer, Gerber Technology. “Visitors will meet our experts and experience first-hand how our end-to-end platform can enable an on-demand workflow, taking personalized consumer requests from design to print, cut and sew in a matter of hours.”

“We are not aware of any other facility in the world that allows visitors to experience an end-to-end platform that features the latest 2D/3D CAD and PLM solutions, as well as Industry 4.0 enabled smart machines.”

The Gerber Innovation Centre is located on the 19th floor of the Starrett-Lehigh Building in New York City, which is home to many other fashion industry icons and long-standing Gerber customers.

In addition to the end-to-end experience, the Gerber Innovation Centre will also serve as an innovation hub for educational institutions and major companies from across the industry. It will be a space for partners, industry associations, students, designers and manufacturers to come together to redefine the future.

“The Gerber Innovation Centre is unlike anything else I have seen in the industry,” said Michael McDonald, SPESA President. “It offers an extraordinary experience that will drive innovation and help to shape the future of the fashion and apparel markets.”

The space will host a number of forums, workshops and collaborative working sessions where industry leaders can come together and prepare ways to address the new pace of the industry. The Innovation Centre will be available for industry events in fashion, home and leisure, transportation and other high-tech markets.

“I really enjoyed our time at the Innovation Centre and want to thank the Gerber Team for their kind hospitality,” said Mark Harrop, of WhichPLM. “It’s genuinely very impressive and the team should be incredibly proud of their work.”

www.gerbertechnology.com

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