- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United States
Apparel manufacturers Andorra have Vertex Plus
linked with GSD under the watchful eye of GSD
distributor Craig Kazukaitis. Craig is an active
supporter of the GSD/VERTEX combination and we
look forward to more linked installations.
Some interesting work is being done by David Cohen at
WISCO Manufacturing, Brunswick, who is linking his
Customer Order Processing System directly into VERTEX
Plus. If you have similar thoughts and would like to
contact David, please e-Mail him below.
The push to manufacture overseas gathers pace. Our
many contacts in the 35 countries where VERTEX
can be found confirm that it is not simply cheaper
labour which has made these moves inevitable, but the
much reduced burden of all state-imposed costs. Cheaper
premises, cheaper fuel - often one quarter of that in
the UK - less taxes, less indirect employment costs and
most significant of all - less regulation.
The move by Coats-Viyella which has taken the
VERTEX Plus and Raw Materials Control
modules into Cambodia is typical of a leading British
manufacturing company being forced by its competition
into working overseas. We take heart from the fact that
the production facility employed is "CV" at its core and
not simply a Cambodian factory under contract.
Our congratulations go to Gail Baillie of Calgary on
what has been an enviable record of VERTEX
installations. Gail is also in a good position to supply
all VERTEX ticket patterns, including laser.
The pace of change in Egyptian Industry is quite
remarkable. We have now had five productive visits to
Cairo in the past year. Of major importance has been the
appointment of Mr Mohammad A. Sattar of MISC as
VERTEX distributor in Cairo.
Six significant Egyptian garment factories now use
VERTEX Plus and more are poised to adopt the
system. We are confident that it will serve them well.
If you would like to contact MISC direct, please
click on the e-Mail link below.
email Mr Mohammad
Sattar at MISC in Cairo
We are delighted to announce that ALT are actively
promoting VERTEX Plus and our other VERTEX
modules to their many clients in the garment industry.
Their first full installation was at P K International in
Bangalore, who join our many other users in India.
ALT technicians are ideally placed to provide support for your
Vertex installation and during the implementation phase
We welcome our new distributor in Cape Town, Training
Within Industry. Under the direction of Victor Chinn,
VERTEX Plus is being introduced to manufacturers
in the local productivity group.
The first full installation is at Sharmar Workwear where
Kevin Meyer is leading the implementation team.
Our very active distributor in Barcelona, RAPIDA S A,
has now installed VERTEX Plus in seven factories.
RAPIDA Systemas Integrales S A operates from Pallars
105, conveniently situated not far from the centre of
Barcelona. Over the years they have become renowned as
the Iberian distributors for Gerber Garment
Technologies. Their work as VERTEX distributors
for the whole of Spain has been very much appreciated.
The Star Garments Group have worked up their
sixth VERTEX Plus for Windows system. Martin
Emprex (Ceylon) has converted to VERTEX Plus
and the new Viyella Holdings factory in Horana has
similarly adopted VERTEX Plus for production
control as has Jewelknit and Ran Malu. These have
been joined by NNE, Hongkong Knitters and recently
Jay Jay Mills.
VERTEX systems are
leading the way to more efficient manufacturing in this
important sector of the Sri Lankan economy.
Don't forget to consider the CheckMate system which complements
VERTEX and is supplied in Colombo by The Computer
Centre (PVT) Limited, where Ashique Mohamed Ali will be
pleased to help you with all our products. Note in
particular that the new Windows PC-NetCheckMate
real-time monitoring system is now available either as
an upgrade for PC-CheckMate users or as a new
Ashique Mohamed Ali
Installations of VERTEX products in
Mauritius are currently being overseen by GSD.
If you are interested in following New Island Clothing
on to Vertex Plus, then contact Stella using the e-Mail
link below. If you need to know more about Eildon
products then please enquire using the
TECNICAM, our distributors in Braga, announce the
conversion of FAVIMA - SOCIEDADE T XTIL to VERTEX
TECNICAM is also GSD distributor for Portugal and is
actively supporting our work to produce a Portuguese
version for the enthusiastic manufacturers in Portugal
and Brazil. All on-screen help is now in Portuguese.
If you manufacture in Portugal and would like to make
contact with TECNICAM direct, then please email them
A fortunate meeting at the Bobbin Show in Atlanta led
to further contact with Apparel Technologies in Karachi.
Unfortunately it might be a little while before they can
devote a lot of time to promoting VERTEX. The first
factory to adopt Vertex Plus has been Cuthberts Babywear (Jaguar)
in Faisalabad and we look forward to adding other users in this
important manufacturing area.
This is a major opportunity to introduce
VERTEX to the many apparel manufacturers in
Pakistan and we support with interest the work of Azhar
Hasan and his team, in particular Zafar, in their work.
Truly a case of "watch this space!"
The man "in the know" for all aspects of VERTEX
Plus in New Zealand is Tony Matravers. Long
experience with his own manufacturing of thermal wear
means you get spot-on comment. If you would like to know
more about VERTEX you'll find no better source
than this user. Tony has just taken delivery of the new
'Mozart' for Windows package so is right up to the
Our presence in this part of the world is much
enhanced by VERTEX distributor Craig Kazukaitis
who covers New Zealand, Eastern Australia and Fiji.
Craig has been distributing GSD
systems for years and is a very welcome addition to
VERTEX resources in the area.
Mexico remains a primary site for USA companies
manufacturing "offshore" under the 807 program.
Unusually, the first VERTEX Plus for Windows
system has been installed in a Mexican factory by
Courtaulds Bodywear - a branch of Courtaulds Textiles
UK - now Sara Lee.
We await with interest the reaction of USA companies
to this clear and obvious advance into the offshore
arena. VERTEX Plus promises to be just as
effective in Mexico as it has been for Courtaulds in
If you would like to discuss this installation with
us, please contact
As a popular location for off-shore manufacturing,
Fiji is now being looked after by Craig Kazukaitis, the
very active VERTEX and GSD
distributor based in New Zealand.
Craig has already installed at Classic Apparel and
demonstrated that the "packaged" format of VERTEX
Plus for Windows makes it an ideal choice for the
Fijian manufacturing environment.
If you would like to contact Craig, e-Mail him below.
The promotion and support of VERTEX products
in Madagascar comes under the capable hand of Jim Tew at
IOTACS, close by in Mauritius. IOTACS are distributors
for all VERTEX products as well as for Checkmate
and so forth. The considerable experience brought to
bear by Jim Tew is certain to be an asset to clothing
manufacturers over the whole area.
The first manufacturer in Madagascar to adopt
VERTEX is Cosmos Knits, who will be working up
the barcoded production control module over the next few
weeks. They will eventually be using four CCD barcode
scanners to capture factory data.
If you manufacture in Madagascar and would like to
explore the many options Vertex Plus can provide,
please contact us below.
The pressure to manufacture overseas is becoming
irresistable. Morocco is a classic example where all
manufacturing costs, not just cheaper labour, make the
bottom line equation unanswerable. Courtaulds (Sara Lee)
and Coats-Viyella (Quantum) operate their factories there
on VERTEX and several other companies look set to
VERTEX is designed to make shop-floor data
capture and analysis simple and effective. In
particular, its ability to send formatted data for
on-line transmission straight into a database in the UK
puts the daily Moroccan production records on
executives' screens in good time for effective
decision-making. If you want to have this much control
over your Moroccan production units please contact
us about implementing the hassle-free VERTEX
We are delighted to announce the appointment of
International Business Network of Vilnius as
VERTEX distributor in Lithuania, where the
apparel industry has a significant share of manufacture
International Business Network has an
established track record in the industry, which can only
benefit from the adoption of VERTEX methodology -
particularly where Western customers seek similar
information and reporting to that available in their
local factories. The first Lithuanian manufacturer to
adopt VERTEX Plus for Windows - the barcoded
production control module - is Silvos Trikotazas.
The United States
Our presence in association with Eildon
Systems at the Bobbin Show was a
Don't forget your local source of Vertex expertise is in
Greenville, NC where Betty Hinton and Tom Shepard will be
pleased to assist. See 'People who can help!' on our
If you are one of our many users in the USA,
particularly if you have an old DOS version of
VERTEX, we would be delighted to hear
from you. Just use the link below to pass across your
email Vertex HQ.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of AMS
System Services Pte Ltd as an
authorised distributor in the Far
East. Based in Singapore, AMS are in prime position
assist manufacturers to automate using Vertex modules.
If you have production units in the area don't hesitate
to e-Mail AMS or call
(or Fax 6452-1810)