A new Matchmaking Directory allows manufacturers to find the support and resources they need for a successful transition to PPE.
Gerber Technology has partnered with the creative platform, Colorkarma, to develop an easy-to-use interface for the company’s PPE Manufacturing Matchmaking Program. As companies continue to rely on the Gerber PPE Task Force to successfully convert their current production lines to personal protective equipment (PPE), Gerber is committed to making the transition as seamless as possible.
“As companies all over the world are navigating through this difficult time, connecting to the right companies such as raw materials suppliers or companies who are able to cut or sew is essential to having a smooth transition to PPE,” said Karsten Newbury, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Gerber Technology. “Our partnership with Colorkarma will allow manufacturers to quickly find the exact contacts they need for fast and efficient PPE production.”
Together, Gerber and Colorkarma created a new directory for Gerber’s PPE Manufacturing Matchmaking Program. The program is designed to connect manufacturers with suppliers that can provide them the resources and support needed to successfully transition to PPE production. The new, easy-to-use directory includes contact information for all companies involved in the Matchmaking Program, allowing manufacturers to quickly find exactly what they’re looking for based on their needs, capabilities, and goals.
“We are excited to extend the Colorkarma platform to support Gerber’s PPE Task Force Initiative,” said Shoshana Burgett, Owner of Colorkarma. “Colorkarma created the PPE directory to bring together designers, manufacturers, and suppliers in order to help businesses quickly shift their production from printing, packaging, textiles, etc. to PPE. Together, we can fight against the SARS-CoV2 pandemic and support the local, regional, and global PPE needs.”
“The Gerber PPE Task Force Resource Center and Matchmaking Program have brought together manufacturers, suppliers and related entities like I have never seen before,” said Jeff King of Apparel Manufacturing & Digital Services, LLC. “Prior to this program, the research required to find the right partner for your needs was exhausting and time consuming. Now I can review this list and, in a matter of minutes, find a variety of resources saving precious time and money. I have connected with five different companies, several of which show promise of a business relationship. I would like to thank Gerber Technology and Colorkarma for this wonderful resource.”
“I contacted Gerber in hopes of finding gowns to provide emergency dental treatment for patients with pain and infection,” said Dr. Natalee Peeters. “They were able to quickly connect me with a manufacturer who is producing the PPE I needed. Gerber is absolutely amazing for providing these life-saving services.”
In addition to the Matchmaking Directory, Colorkarma worked with Gerber to create an easy-to-use PPE Feasibility Matrix to identify the level of effort required to produce certain PPEs based on the manufacturers’ current production. If you would like to join the PPE Manufacturing Matchmaking Program or PPE Task Force, please visit https://gerbertechnology.com/covid19.
Colorkarma is an online resource for all things production. With a focus on design for execution, Colorkarma provides an educational platform for the design and creative community to explore, share, and learn best practices for digitally designing for physical products. The goal is to help creatives execute their designs into final products with a minimum amount of rework. Topics include design, packaging, textile, marketing, 3D, and super-graphics. Learn more at www.colorkarma.com
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. With customers in 134 countries, Gerber Technology has a global team of passionate experts to support companies in apparel and accessories, personal protective equipment, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics industries.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com and www.gerbersoftware.com for more information.