Gerber Scientific's Apparel and Flexible Materials Business Segment Introduces New Automated Cutting Solution

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., May 8 / / -- Gerber Scientific, Inc.'s (NYSE:GRB) Apparel and Flexible Materials business segment, Gerber Technology, has announced the commercial launch of the GERBERcutter(R) XLc7000(TM), a new cutting room product specifically designed for apparel manufacturers in developing markets.

The GERBERcutter XLc7000 is the company's first cutter to be manufactured in China. The company designed and engineered the XLc7000 at its world headquarters in Tolland, Connecticut, and built it locally in China through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gerber Scientific (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. from both locally-sourced and U.S.-made components.

The XLc7000 offers low cost of ownership, superb accuracy and exceptional ease of use. The XLc7000 cuts up to 7.0 cm of compressed material, accommodating a wide variety of fabric types and material widths up to 2.0 meters.

According to John Hancock, President, Gerber Technology, "We have continued to increase our market share in developing countries, due in part to our strong understanding of the needs of our customers. The GERBERcutter XLc7000 is the ideal automated system for apparel manufacturers in these growth areas who want to automate their production and are looking for value- priced solutions that offer exceptional reliability and performance."

As noted by Mr. OM Ma, Director of Ramatex Group, the largest integrated textile and garment organization in Malaysia, "Ramatex Group has been a Gerber user for many years. We tested the Gerber XLc7000 for more than two months and were satisfied with its cut quality and output." Following completion of the test, Ramatex ordered two XLc7000 cutters for their facility.

Marc T. Giles, President and CEO of Gerber Scientific, Inc. added, "As the first automated cutter to be manufactured in China, the XLc7000 represents an important milestone for our China supply chain initiative. We are now producing several products and plan to increase our China manufacturing capabilities in the future."

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.

CONTACT: Jay Zager of Gerber Scientific, Inc., +1-860-644-1551

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