Gerber Scientific's Apparel and Flexible Materials Business Segment Announces General Availability of Its Pivex(TM) Cutting Technology

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., April 4 / -- Gerber Scientific, Inc.'s (NYSE:GRB) Apparel and Flexible Materials business segment, Gerber Technology, has announced the commercial launch of its Taurus X Series leather cutter featuring Pivex(TM) technology. Featuring the ability to change direction at high rates of speed, this innovative cutting technology is designed to increase cutting speed for intricate shapes while also improving cut quality.

John Hancock, President of Gerber Technology, commented: "With the introduction of the Pivex technology for our Taurus leather cutter, Gerber now has the strongest product available for our industrial customers, particularly in the automotive sector. The Taurus is the most cost effective, accurate and reliable solution for this important and growing segment. We are pleased with the initial response to this product from our customers, especially in the rapidly growing Asian markets."

Powered by Gerber's new Pivex cutting technology, the Taurus cuts more leather faster. The Pivex knife eliminates over cuts and heel cuts on most parts to deliver the best quality available from an automated cutting system. The high-speed reciprocating action of the Pivex knife, in conjunction with the high friction table surface, minimizes hide movement and ensures precisely cut parts without sacrificing cutting speed or quality. Pivex technology can cut all perimeter geometry in a single pass of the high-speed reciprocating knife. The knife is never lifted from the leather while cutting through or around corners at faster speeds than previously possible.

Marc T. Giles, President and CEO of Gerber Scientific, Inc. added, "The introduction of Pivex technology reflects our ongoing commitment to provide innovative solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers in all our business units and represents the latest in a series of new product introductions across all our business units."

About Gerber Scientific, Inc.

Gerber Scientific, Inc. ( is a leading international supplier of sophisticated automated manufacturing systems for sign making and specialty graphics, apparel and flexible materials, and ophthalmic lens processing. Headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut, the company operates through four businesses: Gerber Scientific Products and Spandex Ltd., Gerber Technology, and Gerber Coburn.

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