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22 August, 2022

PEARL iZUMi Enables Sustainability with Centric PLM

A cycling gear and apparel company revamps their processes to further eco-friendliness

CAMPBELL, Calif., August 23, 2022 – Centric Software® is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, PEARL iZUMi.

Originally founded in 1950 in Japan, PEARL iZUMI is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado. The focus of the company is on cycling gear, footwear and sustainable casual apparel. Being in the bike business is good for the planet and PEARL iZUMi has a strong belief in doing business the right way.

Sustainability is encompassed in a three-pronged approach:

  • 90% of products made from sustainable materials in 2022.
  • Reach net positive carbon neutrality by 2025.
  • Reduce packaging.

Looking to reduce waste is part of the strategy to achieve their goals. Centric Software’s modern and innovative PLM solution is just what PEARL iZUMi was seeking. Detailed tracking of materials and fabrics in PLM have made it possible for the company to get within striking distance of their 90% sustainable product goal this year. Matthew Kent, Materials Developer at PEARL iZUMi says, ““Thanks to Centric’s ability to separate out materials and details, we can track materials down to a garment level.”

With the granularity of the detail attainable in Centric PLM, product developers are now able to determine whether or not a product will meet the eco-friendly goals in the design and development phase. If it doesn’t, product developers can tweak the materials until it does.

Read what else Kent and his colleagues have to say about sustainability and how Centric’s technology is facilitating Pearl iZumi’s social purpose.

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Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, PEARL iZUMi was founded in Japan in 1950. We innovate so you ride happier, more comfortably, drier, faster, warmer, and safer. Cycling companies have used wind tunnels to optimize equipment in the pursuit of performance for decades, but we are the first cycling company to use one in the pursuit of comfort to explore various weather conditions on riders in an exact and controlled setting. We rely on data to inform our design and materials, pushing the pace of innovation. 

Because we believe how we live shapes how future generations ride, we pledge to use our business practices, products and advocacy to reduce our oil consumption and embolden all of us to ride more, do more. The most sustainable clothing is those that last, so we back our garments with a lifetime guarantee and free in-house repair.


About Centric Software ( 

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software® provides a Product Concept to Replenishment Digital Transformation Platform for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics and consumer goods including cosmetics and personal care and food and beverage. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLMTM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) offers highly visual digital board experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Retail Planning is an innovative, cloud-native solution powered by Armonica Retail S.R.L., that delivers an end-to-end retail planning process designed to maximize retail business performance. Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile apps for PLM, and is widely known for connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, planning and more as well as creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator and a host of 3D CAD connectors. Centric’s innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.

Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2021.

Centric Software is a registered trademark of Centric Software Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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