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2016-01-26

LECTRA: Lectra releases DiaminoFurniture V6R2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lectra releases DiaminoFurniture V6R2

The latest version of Lectra's marker-making solution dedicated to the
furniture industry saves manufacturers thousands in fabric costs per year

Paris, January 26,
2016 -
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to
industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather, technical textiles and
composite materials-is pleased to announce DiaminoFurniture V6R2, the latest
version of its marker-making solution for upholstered furniture. This new
release expands the scope of automated marker-making capabilities,
accelerating the product development process, delivering higher quality
finished products and maximizing material saving in the cutting room.

Today, consumers demand furniture that reflects their lifestyle. They want
sophisticated pieces in an infinite variety of colors and fabrics, with
ever-shorter lead times. Manufacturers must therefore constantly renew their
offer, making it difficult to remain profitable and competitive, as they have
to create and manage a greater number of increasingly complex markers to
fulfill orders on time and on budget.

DiaminoFurniture is a key element of Lectra's end-to-end furniture offer,
using automation to accelerate the pre-production process, and removing
time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks.

For manufacturers, the situation is further complicated by rising fabric
costs, driving them to find less costly alternatives to protect margins and
maintain competitiveness. Cheaper materials are more likely to contain flaws,
such as differences in shading for plain fabrics and variations in pattern
repeats, increasing waste and reducing profitability. "This growing demand
for broader choice and more frequently renewed models puts upholstered
furniture manufacturers under enormous pressure. They have to find new ways
to get their products to market faster and reduce costs," says Céline Choussy
Bedouet, Chief Marketing Officer, Lectra. "Because fabric accounts for up to
40% of furniture's cost price, efficient marker-making, which optimizes
material use, gives a real competitive advantage," she explains.

This latest version of DiaminoFurniture delivers additional fabric savings of
1.1% compared to previous versions, which already used cutting-edge
technology. For example, in the case of a Lectra customer using 350,000
meters of fabric a year with a purchase price of 30 Euros per meter, the
saving obtained through optimized marker-making would amount to €115,500
annually.

DiaminoFurniture's powerful algorithm simulates multiple marker options,
extracting the maximum from each fabric roll. Marker simulations can be run
in batches, in hidden time or even overnight for improved efficiency. The
solution can also give accurate cost estimates very early in the product
development process, ensuring that all proposed models meet cost targets.
This accelerates product development and keeps the need for expensive
physical prototypes to a minimum, generating significant savings as each
physical prototype can cost up to five times as much as the finished model
itself. Quality is enhanced as fabric flaws, shade and pattern repeat
variations are now taken into account automatically, reducing costs and
saving time in the cutting room.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate,
streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing
processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most
advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated
services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories,
footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well
as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine
industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves
23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,500 employees, and
registered revenues of $281 million in 2014. The company is listed on
Euronext.

For more information, please visitwww.lectra.com

Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.:
Nathalie Fournier-Christol

E-mail:n.fournier-christol@lectra.com
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40

Lectra_DiaminoFurniture V6R2_press release
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