Nester Software Changes Name to Plataine

Name change reflects expanded solution line for total production optimization.

Ball Ground, Georgia, May 24, 2007 - Nester Software, a leading provider of production optimization solutions, is renaming itself Plataine. The name reflects the recent expansion of the company's solution suite to provide optimization and decision support for the entire production process, from order to assembly.

Plataine specializes in the optimization of complex production processes that involve two-dimensional cutting of raw material and the assembly of the cut pieces into a finished product. Its unique combination of advanced technology solutions addresses the distinct needs of companies that produce goods out of sheets and rolls of raw material, such as sheet metal, plywood, and textile.

"These companies operate under extremely complex circumstances," explains Plataine's President Elery Pfeffer. "Optimizing production is challenging in any environment; when you compound it with the difficulty of optimizing the utilization of sheets of material, the complexity is multiplied many times over. Plataine offers a first of a kind solution to address the entire spectrum of the production optimization challenges with all these variables involved."

Founded in 1997, the company started out as a provider of software solutions for nesting and other geometry optimization. In recent years, the company has expanded its solution footprint to provide Total Production Optimization (TPO) solutions to a variety of industries, including manufacturers of metal, wood, and textile products. Current customers include industry leaders such as Bassett Furniture, Boeing, Century Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Ethan Allen, Ford, General Motors, The Gap, Hagger, Nike, and Wrangler.

Hundreds of manufacturers around the world rely on Plataine's solutions to reduce production cycle times, ensure on-time product delivery, improve material utilization, and reduce inventories. "While optimized nesting remains an important component of our solution suite, the name change reflects our expanding line of software solutions," says Pfeffer. "Beyond improving the efficiency of individual tasks, manufactures need a greater level of visibility into the entire production process, from order to assembly. To make better operational decisions, managers need a system that can help them weigh multiple scenarios based on accurate and timely data."

Using Plataine's solutions, manufacturers have demonstrated measurable benefits, including double-digit improvements in material utilization and the ability to provide customers with on-time delivery of the products of their choice. "We have seen a 17 to 18 percent increase in wood yield with Plataine," says David Lewis, vice president of upholstery manufacturing at HDM. "Plataine enables us to offer virtually unlimited product choice to our customers while increasing material yield," adds Mark Jordan, vice president of operations at Bassett Furniture.

The name change takes effect immediately. More information about Plataine can be found at

About Plataine

Plataine is a leading provider of production optimization solutions for manufacturers of metal, wood, textile and composite-material products. Plataine's production optimization solutions enable manufacturers to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity, and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine's solutions are used by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, including Bassett Furniture, Boeing, Century Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Ethan Allen, Ford, General Motors, The Gap, Hagger, Nike, and Wrangler. For more information, visit or contact your local Plataine office.

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