Grupo Kaltex, one of the largest exporters of textiles and apparel in Mexico, has selected Lectra Fashion PLM to help it connect design and product development teams at its US subsidiary Revman International and its Mexican manufacturing division Kaltex Home, in an effort to streamline process and promote a more collaborative work environment.

According to Kaltex North America president Hebe Schecter, both Revman International and Kaltex Home will use the platform to better structure and synchronize process across their different design and development teams. This will reduce the time needed to create new products and enhance product quality, giving the company the flexibility and resources it needs to add more brands to its portfolio and pursue international growth.

"To achieve our goals for future expansion, we needed to find a universal approach to managing our product which would not sacrifice our reputation for quality and service," says Schecter. "We chose Lectra because their industry experience and reputation are unmatched. They listened to what we had to say and offered us practical solutions that would let us communicate in real time between different design and development teams, so that we could collaborate more effectively and maintain visibility over a diverse collection of international product lines, across different companies and divisions, on one unified platform."

Lectra experts worked closely with Grupo Kaltex to learn about their business model and identify their strengths and challenges, before developing a PLM roadmap adapted to the company’s priorities and objectives. The plan was carefully designed to ensure that the solution’s implementation was a success among Grupo Kaltex staff, as well as management.

"Grupo Kaltex is a creatively-driven organization, but they also manage a sophisticated manufacturing and engineering operation. They need a partner that understands both sides of their business and can help them speak the same language across their different teams. Our experts come from creative and analytical backgrounds, and love to flex those mental muscles. We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership," says Roy Shurling, director of Lectra North America.