Leading manufacturer of intimate apparels, Cupid Intimates understands the importance of being flexible to the ever-changing industry conditions and has chosen TUKAcad, TUKAcutplan and SMARTmark to streamline design process in order to improve lead-time.
“We have been using specialized cutting and CAD technologies for over 20 years. Our four custom built cutters, capable of cutting 126 inches wide, were aging and we needed to further improve for even wider fabrics to get the best possible utilization of materials. We knew Tukatech offers customized solutions for CAD/CAM. With our showrooms in New York, design and engineering in Bethlehem, PA, planning and execution in Oklahoma, and cutting and sewing in Nicaragua and Mexico, we needed to streamline our processes,” said Ken Langston, Senior Vice President of Operations, Cupid Intimates.
The company has witnessed 1.5 per cent material yield savings since installation of Tukatech software. Other areas were costing process, storage system, grading, and first pattern accuracy.
Content with the company’s efforts, Ram Sareen, CEO and Founder, Tukatech said, “I have yet to meet a team so coordinated and continuously thriving for perfection, from top to bottom. Everyone is connected and working towards the same goals. A rare thing to see that has been sustained for over 7 decades. We have implemented technological solutions at hundreds of companies worldwide, but I have never experienced the kind of willingness to change and quest for improvements at every level. Most people hate change, especially if they have been using certain systems and processes for 20 to 30 years, but with the help of all users in five locations, this installation was one of our best and fastest. Thank you, team Cupid, for your great attitude. We all win together.”
With over 75 years in the intimate apparel industry, Cupid Intimates sells garments under its own brands, like Cupid®, Naomi & Nicole®, and TC®; brands it licenses from others, like Miraclesuit®; exclusive brands, like Inside Magic®; and private-label brands of specific retail accounts.