Tolland, Conn.-based Gerber Technology has established a wholly foreign-owned enterprise in
Hanoi, Vietnam, and plans to open a service location in Da Nang and a branch office in Ho Chi Minh
The branch office will include an Advanced Technology Centre equipped with Gerber’s
computer-aided design systems with plotters as well as its multi-ply cutting systems and automated
spreading systems. As the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the center will serve as a facility
for product demonstration, system testing and training for its customers, engineers and students.
Gerber Technology also will offer service to apparel and related industrial companies in Cambodia,
Laos and Thailand.
“There is a tremendous opportunity for companies in Vietnam to improve quality and expand their
production capabilities by investing more in automation,” said James S. Arthurs, president,
Asia-Pacific, Gerber Scientific Inc. “We already have over 150 customers using more than 500
systems in Vietnam, which we have sold through our distributor, Schmidt Vietnam Co. Ltd., since
first appointing them in 1994. And we are delighted that the management and staff responsible for
our operations for the last 12 to 13 years have agreed to join Gerber. This will ensure the
continuity of our customer relationships.”