Gerber Technology Fast Facts
We revolutionized the apparel industry when we invented the first automated cutting system more than 40 years ago. For decades, we have worked side-by-side with our customers helping them apply best practices to their business.
Today we offer automation solutions to many distinct markets including:
- fashion, apparel and footwear markets with product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) and computer-aided design (CAD) solutions;
- sewn products markets with automated cutting and material spreading systems;
- aerospace, fabrication and construction markets offering ply cutting, laser templating and laser metrology solutions.
In all markets, Gerber’s solutions significantly improve productivity and profitability and speed products to market ensuring a level of quality consumers expect.
2011 acquired by Vector Capital
In August of 2011, Gerber was acquired by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector. Vector manages more than $2 billion in equity capital and makes only a handful of investments each year. Vector views Gerber as a significant platform that reinforces the strength of its portfolio.
Delivering integrated solutions to more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.
Providing solutions to the world’s 10 largest public aerospace companies (as determined by Pricewaterhouse Coopers).
32 of the top 50 most profitable U.S. apparel companies rely on Gerber Technology’s PLM and CAD software solutions (as determined by Apparel magazine).
That’s a testament to our ongoing dedication to innovation.
In the late-1960s, H. Joseph Gerber invented the revolutionary GERBERcutter® which automatically cut large amounts of material with a computer-controlled knife. The first GERBERcutter, used by General Motors for over 20 years to cut seating materials, has been on display in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History.
We’re dedicated to building a place where great ideas and people can thrive. We understand that a diverse population promotes creativity and innovation and positions us to meet the demands of a global business.
More than one-half of our revenues are generated outside of the United States.
Number of countries where customers are served by Gerber salespeople, agents and distributors.
Gerber Technology Headquarters
24 Industrial Park Road West
Tolland, CT 06084 USA
Customer Solutions Centers
Tolland, CT USA; Shanghai, China; Brussels, Belgium
Americas, Europe, and Asia
million spent on R&D last year
Our dedication to innovation runs throughout everything we do.