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8 October 2014 – Chicago, United States – Friedman Corporation (“Friedman”), a division of Vela Software International, has completed the acquisition of the business of NedGraphics b.v. (“Nedgraphics”).
NedGraphics has over 35 years of experience in developing, marketing and supporting the leading CAD- CAM software to thousands of companies within the textile and apparel industry. NedGraphics’ integrated software solutions are used around the world in fashion design, floor coverings, and home furnishings. The NedGraphics software solution actively supports customers throughout the entire textile value chain, from freelance designers to large-scale production facilities and from yarn manufacturing to weaving and pattern. The acquisition is Vela’s first acquisition in the textile vertical market.
As a result of the acquisition, the Nedgraphic business will operate as an independent division of Friedman and will continue to develop, enhance, service and support software solutions in order to provide a competitive edge to its customers.
Mark Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Friedman, commented “the acquisition of – Nedgraphics enhances our existing footprint in geographical reach and complements Friedman’s product portfolio. The Nedgraphic product offering will enable us to further grow our already-strong presence in retail and distribution – supply chain operations.”
About Friedman Corporation
Friedman Corporation is headquartered in Deerfield, IL and is a division of Vela Software International, Inc. Friedman Corporation specializes in complete ERP solutions for manufacturers and distributors of “make to order” and “engineer to order” products in the building products, capital equipment, and automotive sectors. The Friedman Operating group also has a complementary portfolio of software offerings for transportation management, material optimization, supply-chain management, multi-channel merchant and direct-to-consumer distribution.
About Vela Software International, Inc.
Vela is a global provider of software solutions to a number of vertical industries. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Vela acquires, manages, and builds specific software businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical software solutions. Vela companies invest in becoming leaders in their industries to better serve their customers. We help companies improve their operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek acquisitions that can strengthen their market position.
About Constellation Software Inc.
Constellation’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CSU”. Constellation acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses. Further information about Constellation may be obtained from the company’s web site at www.csisoftware.com.
New York (US) – June 2014 –NedGraphics, Inc. is very happy to announce that Walmart has chosen NedGraphics’ CAD software suites for textile design and product development.
Vianen (NL) – June 2014 – We are pleased to announce that our Adobe Technology Partnership has been renewed .
As a trustworthy supplier, promoting excellent quality and high standards NedGraphics has built an excellent reputation. More than 3500 companies worldwide rely daily on the solutions that NedGraphics offers to inspire the creation of beautiful, top selling, products.
Therefore it is no coincidence that Adobe has selected NedGraphics as a solution partner. Both companies have a strong brand identity and a large base of clients, and the connection is an important step forward as NedGraphics continues to lead the market.
There are a number of unique benefits that add value for our customers:
Vianen, March 21, 2013
Vianen (NL) – 21 March 2013 – NedGraphics, a subsidiary of NedSense enterprises n.v. (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: NEDSE) announces today that Sheridan Australia Pty Ltd., part of the Pacific Brands Group has upgraded its NedGraphics solutions’ range to the Pro generation.
Sheridan is one of Australia’s leading brands in home design, offering a wide and high quality range of bed linen, textiles and accessories for home, bedroom and bathroom. Sheridan’s products offer customers innovation, quality and design that add a beautiful dimension to their homes. Sheridan’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship is shared by its parent company, Pacific Brands, a market leading supplier of everyday brands to the Australasian retail marketplace.
As Sheridan extends its range in terms of collections and designs, it will work with a wider variety of production facilities across the Australasian market. To support this entire process from design to production to the highest quality standards, the company looked to upgrade its design, coloring, printing and cleaning capabilities for improved efficiency and speed to market.
Paul Gould, General Manager Sheridan states: “At Sheridan we are always looking to improve our efficiency and embrace innovation to deliver a better product to our customers. The suite of Texcelle Pro, Printing Studio and Dobby Pro is one such solution which has allowed us to significantly enhance the way we work. It allows our design studio to deal with larger designs with a greater range of functionality and higher quality representations of the various collections we take to market. For a company like ours, which provides a diverse range of aesthetics globally, it is of utmost importance to do so rapidly, with high quality consistency. NedGraphics’ longstanding commitment, its specialized skilled teams and technology expertise provide the reassurance we are looking for to support our future ambitions. “
“Working with and developing alongside existing customers is the ultimate compliment for a company in a fast changing economic and technological environment”, comments Pieter Aarts, CEO of NedSense enterprises n.v./NedGraphics. “We share a commitment to quality, an eye for detail and innovation and as such we are proud to work with this likeminded partner”.
About Sheridan Sheridan is one of Australia’s most iconic brands and since it was founded in 1963, it has been devoted to the bedroom, and bathroom driven by great quality, design and innovation. With 45 stores in Australia, including 14 Sheridan standalone boutiques, plus and concessions in department stores nationally, Sheridan products are also sold in retailers across the UK, Asia, Europe and the UAE and through www.sheridan.com.au. Sheridan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Brands.
About NedSense enterprises n.v. and NedGraphics NedGraphics is a wholly owned subsidiary of NedSense enterprises n.v. Through its subsidiary, NedSense has built up an impressive track record of developing and producing software solutions for the fashion and textile industry over a period of 30 years. NedSense serves more than 3.500 customers through a global network of over 42 resellers and agents. Its 14 offices are ideally located in the leading textile, fashion and production centers of the world. To enhance and preserve its dominant market position NedGraphics continues to invest in its highly qualified staff, market research, and product development.
The corporate philosophy and professional approach of NedGraphics ensures a close working relationship with the finest designers and manufacturers by offering them solutions which are of the highest level of functionality. It enables its clients to improve their sales through minimizing “time to market”, optimizing product development flow and reducing sampling costs. Each software solution is offered in a fully integrated modular system to guarantee the current and future operational performance.
Conny Dorrestijn, Chief Marketing Officer Tel.: +31 (0)651 067201 [email protected]
New York, March 2013
Fruit of the Loom, Inc. Selects NedGraphics
NedGraphics, Inc. announced that Fruit of the Loom, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, will use NedGraphics CAD software suites for textile design, product development, packaging and production.
Established in 1851, Fruit of the Loom is recognized as one of the world’s oldest brands – predating the invention of light bulbs, cars and telephones! Now a global underwear and casual wear business, Fruit of the Loom employs more than 32,000 people worldwide. Fruit of the Loom subsidiaries manufacture and sell basic apparel, sporting goods and athletic apparel. They are a vertically integrated company who produce yarn, knit cloth, cut fabric, sew garments and package all products. More than 90% of their products are made in factories owned by Fruit of the Loom and operated in theUnited States,Mexico,Honduras,El SalvadorandMorocco.
With a strong commitment to social and environmental responsibility, Fruit of the Loom strives to add value to the communities in which they operate while running a competitive and profitable business. Fruit of the Loom Brands include: Fruit Activewear, Jerzees, BVD, Russell Athletic, Bike, Spalding, AAI,Dudley, Huffy Sports, Vanity Fair, Lilly of France, Vassarette, Curvation, Bestform and Moving Comfort.
Based on the widely used Printing, Weaving, Knitting and Merchandising platforms, NedGraphics software is utilized by today’s leading retailers, apparel and home fashions companies.
About Fruit of the Loom, Inc.
Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is a leading international, vertically integrated basic apparel and athletic goods company, emphasizing branded products for consumers of all ages. The Company , including its Russell Brands, LLC and Vanity Fair Brands, LP subsidiaries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of underwear, intimate apparel, casual wear, athletic apparel and equipment for the entire family. The Fruit of the Loom, Inc. companies sell products under a number of international brands including Fruit of the Loom®, Vanity Fair®, Russell Athletic®, and Spalding®. Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B). For more information about the Company and its products, visit www.fruit.com.
New York, July 2012
The Howard Elliott Collection Selects NedGraphics
NedGraphics, Inc. announced that Howard Elliott will use the NedGraphics CAD software suites for product development, virtual sampling and web content.
The Howard Elliott Collection (howardelliott.com) is one of the premiere manufacturers of decorative mirrors, accessories and occasional furniture to the Home Furnishings and Contract/Hospitality industries. In their meteoric rise, they are now shipping to nearly 4500 furniture, home furnishings and lighting retailers, along with many of the top contract companies who are servicing the hotel and building industries worldwide.
Attributing their success to innovated designs, a broad variety of styles and sizes, unique combinations of raw materials, competitive pricing and a world class sales organization, Howard Elliott was looking for a solution that would give them a competitive edge, cut costs and to increase sales through their various market channels.
Brian Berk, President at Howard Elliott recalls, “when we saw the NedGraphics mapping program apply digital designs to our product photographs, and that they were of a quality high enough to show as an actual sample, it created numerous opportunities”. “Within a very short period of time, we were showing virtual products on our website and that saves a tremendous amount of time and expense versus the way it had been done previously”. Berk adds, “we have already trained one of our Media Managers and Product Development Managers how to use Easy Map and they are both loving the program because they are virtually sampling a bunch of fabrics without having to sew a stitch, so it’s working out and exceeding our expectations!”
“Leveraging advanced technology can quickly level any playing field”, remarked Geoffrey Taylor Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for NedGraphics. “By implementing virtual sampling and product development solutions, Howard Elliott has established themselves as one of the most forward thinking companies in the industry today.”
Based on the widely used Texture Mapping, Virtual Sampling, Printing, and Weaving platforms, NedGraphics software is utilized by today’s leading retailers, home fashions and apparel brands.
About NedSense enterprises n.v. and NedGraphics
NedGraphics is a wholly owned subsidiary of NedSense enterprises n.v. Through its subsidiary, NedSense has built up an impressive track record of developing and producing software solutions for the fashion and textile industry over a period of 30 years.
NedSense serves more than 3,500 customers through a global network of over 42 resellers and agents. Its 14 offices are ideally located in the leading textile, fashion and production centers of the world. To enhance and preserve its dominant market position NedGraphics continues to invest in its highly qualified staff, market research, and product development.
The corporate philosophy and professional approach of NedGraphics ensures a close working relationship with the finest designers and manufacturers by offering them solutions which are of the highest level of functionality. It enables its clients to improve their sales through minimizing “time to market”, optimizing product development flow and reducing sampling costs. Each software solution is offered in a fully integrated modular system to guarantee the current and future operational performance. NedSense is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam [NEDSE]. More information on www.nedgraphics.com and www.nedsense.com
Vianen (NL)– 23 May 2012– NedGraphics, a subsidiary of NedSense enterprises n.v. (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: NEDSE) announces today that MS Mode in Amsterdam, the international head office of MS mode GmbH has selected NedGraphics Easy Coloring Pro and Color Reduction & Cleaning Pro to speed up its time to market for new collections.
|NedGraphics launches iTex instant virtual sampling with Dutch customer Timzo Tufting Industry (NL) opts for iTex’ virtual sampling|
|Vianen (NL) – 14 March 2012|
NedSense enterprises n.v. (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: NEDSE) announces today that it has inked a contract with Timzo Tufting Industry (NL) for its newly launched virtual sampling application iTex.
iTex is part of the NedGraphics suite of products and offers companies the ability to present their collection to their customers on an iPad. The virtual samples can be categorized and by a simple tap on the image, it is possible to change its colorways. Apart from a cost reduction in sampling books and collections, the carpet and weave industry can share individual products and/or the full collection with their clients instantly in the format, colorways and yarn at a ‘swipe’. This way the sales agents always travel with a full up-to-date portfolio at very limited cost, whilst offering their customers a ‘real to life’ experience in terms of visibility. Read more →
|Tommy Bahama selects NedGraphics|
NedGraphics CAD software suites selected by lifestyle company Tommy Bahama
|New York – 5 July 2011|
NedGraphics, Inc. announces that Tommy Bahama will use the NedGraphics CAD software suites for design and product development.
|Tommy Bahama is owned by the Tommy Bahama Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries. Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is a lifestyle company that defines elegant tropical living with men’s and women’s sportswear, denim, swimwear, accessories and a complete home furnishings collection. Tommy Bahama is available at the country’s finest retailers as well as high profile resort locations around the world. There are over eighty Tommy Bahama retail locations across the United States, thirteen of which include a Tommy Bahama restaurant & bar. Read more →|