Adrian Jules digitizes workflow, pivots into PPE production with Gerber tools
Posted May 19, 2020
NEW YORK – Adrian Jules Ltd, an established bespoke design house and tailoring outfit based in Rochester, N.Y., has transformed its 55-year-old business offering the finest handmade garments in America through a deep and personal partnership with Gerber Technology.
The industry leader in the apparel and textile technology space digitized its entire process – from design to cutting – by integrating Gerber Technology’s AccuMark® 3D & 2D CAD software, Gerber’s AccuNest™ and the GERBERcutter® Z1 for production-ready, made-to-measure garments.
Darren Beaman, senior director of Technical Design and Production Director, outlined how they transformed their business and found the ultimate balance between old-world tradition and cutting-edge technology including 3D. With a 10 percent savings in material utilization and 75 percent timesavings for faster manufacturing productivity, Adrian Jules sees embracing technology as a no-brainer.
“We’ve gone from 20 samples per year down to five,” representing a significant cost savings for the company, Beaman said.
3D has not only been instrumental in bringing the business into a brand-new technological era, but it has also been crucial to operations due to the present day geopolitical challenges of COVID-19. In a matter of days, Adrian Jules was able to convert to mask and PPE production – all with the aid of AccuMark 3D. Thanks to embracing Gerber’s end-to-end technology, Beaman was able to bring Adrian Jules to the frontlines of the important fight against the current pandemic.
“Fifty-five years ago we used paper, pencil and old wooden rulers. Now, we’re using the most innovative technology available to the industry. For someone who is a technical director, this is very exciting for me,” said Beaman, commenting on their success in adopting Gerber’s suite of end-to-end solutions. “We’ve been working with Gerber for over five years. I feel privileged to be part of the Gerber family and am excited to see AccuMark 3D and it is so easy to use.”
Adrian Jules now attributes its success to being a tech-forward company, while still maintaining the core values put in place by its founder generations ago.
Gerber Technology offers end-to-end solutions for soft goods and apparel manufacturers looking to save money, time, and the environment. With over 50 years of experience, Gerber has come to be known as the go-to-market leader for companies looking to effectively digitize and connect the entire supply chain, all the way from design, product development and production to retail.
Mary McFadden, vice president of CAD Product Management at Gerber Technology, noted that “Gerber and Adian Jules are the perfect pairing of talent, as well as tradition, with over 100 years of combined industry experience and backgrounds in traditional manufacturing.”
Speaking to the tradition of excellence at Adrian Jules, Alexa Roberti, director of Sales, explained: “My grandfather started this company with the dream of delivering the finest hand made garment in America, and that’s actually our mission statement today.”
Roberti also said that “we are proponents of technology here at Adrian Jules, and we really see Gerber’s AccuMark 3D assisting not only in sustainability but giving us flexibility when we need to develop patterns.”
Source: Gerber Technology