Rather than stopping garment production and furloughing employees when the Covid-19 pandemic reached their home country, knitwear clothing manufacturer, Bonneterie Chanteclair, Saint-Pouange/France, developed a high-quality mask with a HEPA filter.
As Chanteclair began to receive many orders from regional administrations, they developed an eCommerce website to sell B2B and B2C. To help keep up with demand, the company began working with the supplier of integrated software solutions Gerber Technology, Tolland, CT/USA, to help them pivot their supply chain and remain agile.
Gerber worked with Bonneterie Chanteclair to digitally transform their supply chain so they were able to keep up with the high demand for protective masks. Chanteclair acquired Gerber’s full end-to-end solution, which includes Gerber’s pattern making solution, AccuMark, their automated nesting and cut planning solutions, AccuNest and AccuPlan as well as the Gerber Paragon. With this end-to-end solution, Chanteclair was able to fulfill a high demand for masks in a short period of time.
Since March 2020, Gerber’s PPE Task Force has helped over 1,700 companies pivot to PPE production and helped them keep their doors open through the Covid-19 pandemic.