• Erin Berg

Lectra helps De Rucci step up digital

PARIS – Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, will provide Chinese premium bedding brand De Rucci virtual prototyping and leather cutting solutions.

derucciDe Rucci has grown from a single store in China in 2004 to over 2,800 worldwide today.

Lectra said DesignConcept, its 3D virtual prototyping tool, and Versalis, its leather cutting solution, can strengthen De Rucci’s mass customization capabilities and implement a flexible, digital manufacturing process.

De Rucci began investing in Industry 4.0-ready technology as a result of its focus on customization and enhancing the customer experience and its move toward a manufacturer-direct business model that connects the consumer directly to the manufacturer.

“In line with our strategic vision and the Made in China 2025 plan, we are looking to revamp and invigorate our manufacturing processes with innovation-driven development and cutting technologies,” said Yao Ji Qing, CEO of De Rucci. "Firmly anchored in automation and digitalization, we believe that Lectra’s Industry 4.0-ready technology, proven expertise and comprehensive solutions will prove invaluable as we move towards a smart manufacturing model."

According to Lectra, DesignConcept will allow De Rucci to connect product development and production processes, gain greater control over costing and address feasibility or quality issues at the pre-production stage. Combined with Versalis’ capability of precision cutting of all types of leather with one of the highest uptimes on the market, De Rucci gains a flexible supply chain, material and time savings, and high quality product.

“Lectra is pleased to support a forward-thinking company like De Rucci in navigating the changing industrial landscape with a solution that meets the requirements of the present and the future industrial era. Empowering customers with the proper technology to enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution with peace of mind is a key element of Lectra’s new strategy,” said Céline Choussy Bedouet, chief marketing and communications officer for Lectra.

Founded in 2004, De Rucci has grown from one store in Dongguan, China, to more than 2,800 around the world. The company prides itself on providing customers with high-quality, high-tech bedroom furniture that combines contemporary European design and the latest advances in ergonomic technology.

Erin BergErin Berg | Associate Editor

Erin Berg is an Associate Editor for Furniture/Today. After earning her B. A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, Erin began her career in marketing where she served clients in a wide variety of industries from film and television entertainment to aviation. Erin lived in Italy and four different states before landing in North Carolina in 2009.

Erin can be reached at EBerg@furnituretoday.com or at 336-605-1040.

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