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The Russian workwear and PPE specialist selects Centric Software® to optimize and track production
CAMPBELL, Calif., March 2, 2021 – Vostok-Service, the largest developer, manufacturer and supplier of workwear, footwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) across Russia and Europe, has selected Centric Software‘s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), to track and improve product development and manufacturing. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, home décor and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Vostok-Service Group of Companies supplies both traditional and specialized labor protection equipment for various industries, such as: workwear and safety footwear, PPE, tools and related products.
In order to guarantee the maximum level of safety for industrial workers using its workwear and PPE, Vostok-Service must ensure that the materials selected to make each of its products meet the required protective properties, and comply with strict quality control procedures.
However, employees who wear the clothing increasingly want to look stylish, so for the past decade, Vostok-Service has taken inspiration from fashion trends to enable the creation of protective clothing that is not only durable and comfortable, but unique and well-designed.
“Due to the expanding production capacity of the company and the increase in the volume of products, we needed a modern IT solution to optimize and track production processes at all stages – from idea to production,” explains Aleksey Suzdalev, Director of Production Division at Vostok-Service. “We selected Centric PLM after a serious evaluation of competitive solutions available to the market and our final choice of vendor was very deliberate. Centric PLM has wide and varied functionalities that will help us track and improve product development and manufacturing, and Centric PLM incorporates worldwide best practices.”
Over five PLM vendors were considered by Vostok-Service, however, Centric’s clear understanding of apparel, its approach to innovation and track record set it apart from its competitors. In addition, the success and 100% go-live rate of Centric’s Agile Deployment methodology were strong differentiators.
“With the introduction of Centric PLM, we plan to reduce labor costs for product development, increase the speed of new models released and increase labor productivity,” comments Suzdalev. “The creation of a ‘digital twin’ and a common space where specialists can communicate will drastically increase the efficiency of our work.”
“We are delighted to be working with Vostok-Service to help the company grow and develop in-line with its present and future objectives, and we look forward to a long-term and successful partnership,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software.
Founded in 1992, the Vostok-Service group of companies is the largest developer, manufacturer and supplier of workwear, footwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) in Russia and Europe. Its assortment consists of 12,000 items of workwear and safety footwear, PPE, tools, related products for enterprises of various industries including: energy, oil, gas, coal, chemical and petrochemical, ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering, metalworking and others.
It is an international company that develops its business in the Czech Republic, Slovakia , Poland , Hungary , Italy , Spain , Turkey, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, South Africa, Finland.
The Vostok-Service retail network in Russia and the CIS is represented by 280 branded stores, with more than 120 branches of the company operating in 56 regions of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
The production base of the Vostok-Service Group of Companies today is 15 sewing factories and four shoe factories, as well as an enterprise for the production of gloves with polymer coatings. The factories are located in Russia, Belarus and Italy, equipped with modern equipment to produce high quality products.
About Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods including cosmetics, beauty, food and beverage. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. 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.
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