Koppermann Computersysteme GmbH

Am Georgenstein 14, 82065 Baierbrunn/München
Telephone +49 8178 97-010
Fax +49 8178 97-110

This company is main exhibitor of

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Britta Riedl

Director of Marketing



Ralph Nottrodt




Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Retail technology

Retail technology

  • 07  Retail technology
  • 07.02  Business analytics
  • 07.02.03  Big data management

Big data management

  • 07  Retail technology
  • 07.04  ERP, merchandise management
  • 07.04.04  Visual merchandising software

Visual merchandising software

  • 07  Retail technology
  • 07.04  ERP, merchandise management
  • 07.04.06  Workflow management solutions

Workflow management solutions

  • 07  Retail technology
  • 07.06  Mobile solutions
  • 07.06.03  Software for mobile devices
  • 07  Retail technology
  • 07.15  IT services
  • 07.15.02  Implementation of POS solutions

Implementation of POS solutions

  • 07  Retail technology
  • 07.15  IT services
  • 07.15.08  IT consulting

IT consulting

Our products

Product category: Big data management, Software for mobile devices


The Koppernann PLM system accompanies your apparel development from the first idea to the final sale. By using TEX-DEFINE™ PLM, you also enjoy an additional strategic advantage: you can halve your development time and increase the profitability of your products. Slip into the role of your customers and plan your floor space in real time, experience your own sales impulses and make short-term changes. You are always a step ahead thanks to perfectly planned sourcing.

The Koppermann database technology collects and archives all the inspirations and trends for you and stores them safely until their final use in developing your collection.

Koppermann does not only provide a vertical collection planning covering all floor spaces, but also a modular planning of your product carriers. The modular collection planning presents you with a uniform image of the area and of the collection, improved communications with customers and partners, but also, and not least, direct cost reductions thanks to exactly targeted ranges.

With TEX-DEFINE™ you can define your individual milestones to generate your optimized workflow. The milestones can act either in a linear or a staged manner and can also be read out at any time via clear reports.

Corporations are increasingly making use of a systematic and effective optimization of run times to avoid unnecessary costs and idling times of production units. Koppermann TEX-DEFINE™ maps the processing guidelines of your collection in a clearly structured manner which is always up to date and transparent for all players so that your run times and capacities can be planned and realized ideally at all times.

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Product category: Visual merchandising software, Software for mobile devices


Product presentation at the POS forms the final step in a creative collection development. To avoid planning mistakes and added costs down the line by construction work at the store level, TEX-STORE™ offers you the unique option of a complete virtualization of your models at the earliest possible stage of the collection. High-resolution photographs, 3D photographic material and sketches from any standard drawing software can be integrated in the program to ensure that you always have a clear view of your collection image. Enjoy the benefits of astoundingly high-quality rendering and inspire your customers and partners with exclusive presentation materials and attractive video tours for an ideal implementation of your visual merchandising and your brand message.

The three central aspects of every floor space analysis are the design, the brand message and last, but not least, an evaluation based on economic parameters. With Tex-StoreTM Koppermann will give you detailed information on your current floor space utilization, presented in a clear and appealing visualization. You will experience a number of analytical points of view: of the total floorspace, of individual departments or of only a single product carrier and even of the local warehouse itself. Forecast sales and effective sales can be subjected to a transparent comparison in this way and the assortment display guidelines can be controlled individually for each space. Costs due to oversupply or due to assortment errors can be effectively reduced and repeat ordering problems can be avoided at an early date.

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Product category: Workflow management solutions, Software for mobile devices

Koppermann Image Server

The Koppermann Image Server offers a complete and automated change of file formats so that your sketches or product images can always be provided to all participants in your product process. High-resolution sketches from the most common vector applications such as TEX-DESIGN™, Adobe Illustrator or Coral Draw can be automatically converted into common transfer formats such as JPEG or BMP in order, for example, to ensure the optimum display in your ERP or PDM/PLM system.

In addition, Koppermann Image Server also allows you to change the resolution and format of your source image according to your needs and demands at any time.

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Product category: Software for mobile devices, Implementation of POS solutions

LuminaPad for Koppermann

The "LuminaPad for Koppermann” is the best online shop display solution for fashion and clothing industries. It is an all-in-one solution for the production of brilliant pictures of clothes, fashion accessories or leather goods. This photographic innovation offers a powerful backlight for a perfect color rendering, and can be easily controlled through a touch pad.

Possibilities are multiple: from vertical or flat photography, to ghost mannequin or 360-degree animation. By automating many steps, such as automatically masking the product’s background, even for items that have complex material, users can significantly reduce the time usually spent on editing.

With the “LuminaPad for Koppermann“, companies can now rely on optimized merchandising, costs and workflows with in-house photo production. The innovative technology can be integrated seamlessly into Koppermann’s system, from the PLM database solution up to the final 3D visualization of the models on the store.

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Product category: Software for mobile devices, IT consulting


Our creative solution TEX-DESIGN™ allows a simple and direct implementation of your ideas. You can prepare creative pattern repeats and all-over designs at a touch, in addition to Pantone® color cards, mood boards, screen prints and pixel drawings. The currently unique storage format finally combines all the color variants in one file so that changes only have to be made once, but will still always be available for all variants.

Comprehensive libraries form the basis here for a very user-friendly and intuitive operability of our software to allow the creative minds of the industry time for the essential: the creative collection preparation. The design sketch in this respect forms the core process for creative product development.

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Feb 7, 2017

Kümmel decides in favor of Koppermann!

The manufacturer of blouses and shirts for Corporate Fashion will in future work with the Product Lifecycle Management System from Koppermann to optimize its processes.

Handling complicated Excel lists, Word files and drawings in PDF format will soon be a thing of the past thanks to the Koppermann PLM system. The goal is to bundle all of the data and to guarantee that every employee is always at the same, up-to-date level. PLM makes data more transparent within the company, thereby simplifying communication.

As Rebekka Barth, Head of Purchasing at Kümmel, reports:“ We also looked at other PLM providers, but Koppermann’s flexibility is what convinced us. Here, the PLM system adapts to our processes instead of us having to adjust them to suit a rigid system. We found that very appealing. The system’s intuitive operation was also a huge plus. That is why choosing Koppermann as a partner was an easy decision to make.“

Future users will easily find their way around the new system thanks to its user friendliness. Managing large quantities of data is uncomplicated with Koppermann. All product information is stored centrally and duplicate entries are avoided. That not only shortens development time, it also increases the economic efficiency of products.

About Kümmel & Co. GmbH

Kümmel is a family-run business founded in Kitzingen (Germany) in 1965. Kümmel specializes in manufacturing high-quality shirts and blouses for professional use. Wear comfort, care properties and a long service life are key characteristics.

From the local bakers around the corner to global corporations: every company can find the right shirt and matching blouse at Kümmel. Alongside a varied instant clothing range, Kümmel also manufactures shirts and blouses custom-made to client specifications.

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Feb 1, 2017

Passion for Innovation – Koppermann at the EUROSHOP 2017

Düsseldorf 05 – 09 March 2017 Hall 6 / i32

At last the time has come for the EUROSHOP Düsseldorf to open its gates and present the latest developments from the fields of Shop Fitting & Store Design, POP Marketing, Lighting, Visual Merchandising, Food Tech & Energy Management, Expo & Event Marketing and Retail Technology to an international audience.

The renowned trade fair has grown consistently for years and has positioned itself as the world’s leading trade fair with over 109,000 visiting professionals from 100 countries.
Particularly noteworthy in this regard: the rapid growth in the areas of internationality and decision-making competence.
Around 2,300 companies from 56 countries will present themselves and their products, solutions and services. The market leaders from each segment will be there alongside start-ups from growth markets.

Koppermann will once again be there for you and present the latest innovations from the company’s think tank in the Retail Technology Area of Hall 6/Booth i32.

See our fascinating solutions in the fields of Virtual Collection Management and Database Technology and experience amazing process optimizations and virtual worlds. As a leading software producer for the fashion and clothing industry, Koppermann also offers you intuitive solutions for creative product creation and sustainable collection development – market oriented, efficient and tailored to your company.

In addition to the latest software technology you can also look forward to exciting innovations in the field of modern product photography and goods presentation – presented live on location. Optimize your brand image and bring your corporate message virtually and three-dimensionally directly onto the surface with Koppermann.

The name Koppermann has stood for innovative software solutions in the fashion and clothing industry for more than 20 years.
Since its foundation in 1990 Koppermann has developed a customer base of more than 1,200 reputable companies around the world through its pioneering spirit and passion and continues to achieve constant and sustainable growth.
Every day more than 50 highly qualified industry and IT specialists develop new, tailor-made solutions for your creative value-adding process – innovative, experienced and always at the cutting edge.

Our technology helps you to bring your product development and marketing processes onto innovative paths and significantly improve them.
Koppermann is a strong, strategic partner who considers the value-adding process as a central success factor from collection planning to development to sales promotion and knows how to implement it through well-founded knowledge and the latest technology.

Come and experience the world of Koppermann solutions and find out more about our exciting projects with the industry’s major players.

Don’t delay and secure your exclusive consultation appointment today – we look forward to your visit!

You can find additional information about the EUROSHOP 2017 under

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Jan 31, 2017

Season Kick-Off MUNICH FABRIC START 2017 – We are looking forward to your visit!

The MUNICHFABRIC START will once again open its doors early next year (31 January – 02 February 2017) in time for the start of the season at MOC Munich and present the latest trends for up and coming collections to the industry’s creatives. This year again saw significant growth for the event, where visitors could marvel at numerous innovations in the field of accessories and ingredients alongside new colour and fabric trends.

Koppermann will as always be there for you and will present the company’s latest innovative developments. Come and pay us a visit at our trend lounge and enjoy a coffee – we will be pleased to provide you with information and advice.

We can let you in on one new development in advance: The new TEX-DESIGN™ Version 8.00.237 is available to you now and has a wealth of new surprises in store for you. In addition to numerous useful tools and features, this version boasts a more intuitive application environment and greater user friendliness.

Our team of experts is already looking forward to welcoming you to our booth in Hall 03 / C01 directly adjacent to the main entrance to the trend and design area, where you can see an exclusive presentation of the exciting innovations of our latest TEX-DESIGN™ version.


The MUNICH FABRIC START is the first international textile trade fair to herald in the new season twice a year with a selection of fabrics ranging from basic to haute couture as well as with other ingredients and accessories for every clothing segment. For the first time, more than 1,000 internationally renowned fabric and accessory producers from 37 countries will be presenting in excess of 1,700 collections in Munich to offer the textile and fashion industries an international platform of information and inspiration with all the components you need to get off to a good start in the new season.

MOC Munich Order Center · Lilienthalallee 40 · D – 80939 Munich (North)

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Dec 6, 2016

Merry Christmas & a good start to the New Year

Dear Business Partner,

another year is drawing to a close, and we would like to thank you for the excellent and successful collaboration.

We were particularly delighted with your widespread participation in our design and project workshops towards the end of the year, and your entirely positive feedback means that the entire Koppermann team is already looking forward to next year’s workshops with much anticipation.

That’s because our innovations do not just hinge on ideas, challenges and the consistent pursuit for perfection; it’s really our aspiration to support and accompany you and your team in your work in a sustainable, long-term fashion. We achieve this by way of the expectations, partnership and confidence, you grant us every day. And we thank you for doing so!

We are already looking forward to another year full of passionate innovation, and the many new and exciting projects that we will realise with you.

We wish you and your families a relaxing and peaceful Christmas and a happy new year 2016.

Best wishes & a delightful festive period!
Your Koppermann Team

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Dec 6, 2016

Success Story RABE Moden – Fine-knit process optimization made to measure

As an expert for modern, high-quality knitwear collections, RABE Moden GmbH of Hilter in Lower Saxony stands for innovative and trend-conscious fashion. The company of long-standing has grown continuously for years and today represents superior quality and practiced sustainability.

Koppermann has supported these developments since the year 2007 in the form of its Product Lifecycle Management solution TEX-DEFINE™. The central management of data of relevance to the collection and the resulting improvement to process efficiency coupled with the avoidance of duplicate entries represent a decisive added value, as articles are developed on the basis of a detailed collection framework plan. In addition to libraries for efficient data maintenance the model system offers the option to use existing models from previous seasons as “product shells” for the future. Taking the previous season and its economic efficiency into consideration in this manner provides decisive support for a structured and targeted collection development.

Equally worthy of special mention is the Koppermann Disposition Tool that is used for pattern duplication in material ordering. The application calculates the exact requirements for material and other ingredients on the basis of the pattern count. The system then automatically generates order lists for each supplier. In this way the Disposition Tool enables the selection of the best supplier on the basis of arithmetical and logistical parameters at any time and with full transparency.

A custom-developed interface to the in-house ERP system in place at RABE Moden is another unusual milestone in this project. A system administrator specially trained by Koppermann on site can make the adjustments necessary for fast and error-free data transfers. The high flexibility of the Koppermann PLM solution was also of major benefit to the company’s strategic development through the acquisition of the companies LUCIA and LeComte. “Our cooperation with Koppermann is an important mainstay in our corporate development”, reports Jörg Weber, managing director at RABE Moden, “because flexible adaptation options enable our customized Koppermann PLM solution to grow with our company and to react to new requirements with pinpoint accuracy”.

RABE Moden has also used the Koppermann TEX-DESIGN™ creative solution since 2010. It enables seamless continuity throughout the entire development process.
In addition, the special TEX-KNIT™ tool offers a wealth of stitch variants and structures for simulating knitted images and surfaces that bring the product visually to life early on in the digital draft mode.

No two companies are the same, and today’s clothing industry in particular is subject to continuous change. It is therefore hardly surprising that clothing specialists such as RABE Moden are continuously optimizing their processes and adapting them to meet market demands.
This is why the current Koppermann project at RABE Moden is clearly oriented towards process optimization. The PLM solution from Koppermann will in future automatically generate a selection of available producers and recommend the best possible pricing model itemized either as complete articles or as passive contract processing articles. This makes it possible to directly ascertain and appoint the right producer on the basis of all arithmetical factors.

Fine-knit process optimization made to measure – innovative with passion.


The family business based in Hilter was established in St. Egidien, Saxony in 1920 by Albert Rabe. The company offers innovative products made specifically to meet the needs of fashion and quality-conscious RABE customers.

In addition to its core competences in knitwear and jersey, RABE is a reliable and well established partner to around 2,700 retailers in the segment for ready-made clothing and coordinates. High wear comfort and outstanding quality have successfully characterized the company in the marketplace for many years. RABE Moden has experienced huge development during the past decades. RABE is meanwhile an institution when it comes to comfortable and fashionable ladies wear, not only in Germany and other German-speaking countries such as Switzerland and Austria. RABE Moden GmbH and its brands RABE, THOMAS RABE, LUCIA and LeComte are active in 25 countries around the world and achieved a total turnover of 104.4 million euro during the 2014/15 business year. 320 employees currently contribute towards the success of the company.

About Koppermann

Koppermann is a leading provider of software solutions and consulting services to the fashion and textile industry. The company is well-positioned and today holds a market penetration rate of 2/3 of the Top 15 in the German clothing industry. Koppermann has more than 1,200 customers world-wide and its market potential is far from exhausted. After all, more than 50 employees work daily at improving industry processes through innovative solutions.

We use our technology to help companies to bring their product development and marketing processes on to a path of innovation and to improve them significantly. Manufacturers and retailers opting for Koppermann gain a strategic partner who views the value-adding process from collection planning to development to sales-promoting in-store designs as a central process. This is achieved in part through freely customisable databases and the timely visualisation of models and sales areas. Specially trained teams of IT and fashion experts ensure a reliable introduction and continuous operation of the systems.

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Oct 14, 2016

Sportalm and Koppermann sign a cooperation agreement

Since the founding of Sportalm in 1953, the paths of Koppermann and Sportalm, two successful companies with long traditions in their respective fields, have crossed many times. At the end of 2013 the highly flexible and configurable PLM/PDM solution of Tex-Define was able to win over Ms. Ulli Ehrlich, Mr. Wilhelm Ehrlich, Ms. Brigitte Kurt and the R&D and IT teams and convinced them to enter into cooperation with Koppermann.

The final decision in Koppermann’s favor was based on its many years of experience in the field of fashion IT, on its excellent reputation in the industry (all the big players use Koppermann solutions) and on the many joint projects it has successfully carried out.

“I am very pleased to welcome our new “family member”. Sportalm is a pioneer in Austrian fashion and sportswear at the very highest quality level. It is also a company with which my father already had good contacts,” Wolfgang Koppermann stressed. “We are proud that our team will be able to demonstrate its enthusiasm, passion and skills while supporting our partner Sportalm in its innovative processes.”

Sportalm in brief:

For more than 60 years Sportalm has stood for originality, passion, zest and Alpine flair in combination with the renowned Kitzbühel lifestyle: a mixture of glamor, sports, fashion, tradition and Alpine costume. Innovative functional materials are treated in tried and trusted craftsmanship – a modern design that unashamedly makes use of its historic roots. The result is inimitable clothing with a wide range of womenswear, skiwear and Alpine costume, with a love of detail, in high quality with an authentic look and 100% made in Europe.

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Oct 14, 2016

Koppermann and Marc O’POLO implement a PLM process optimization overnight

MARC O’POLO International GmbH with its HQ in Stephanskirchen has long been one of the most successful companies in the segment of modern premium casual wear. They opened their first mono-label stores in China in 2014. The corporation’s success story is now being continued in 2015 with market-specific collections prepared in cooperation with MARC O’POLO Hong Kong Ltd.Obtaining specific information for the Chinese market such as labeling standards, safety types and different sizing requirements represented a special challenge for the development of the collection.

It was necessary to record this information twice for one and the same article both for MARC O’POLO International GmbH and for MARC O’POLO Hong Kong Ltd. The collection therefore had to be developed in parallel for two different companies (or also clients). Since such a fundamental conversion to this variable collection development would have had a serious effect on ongoing operations, the system conversion of the product lifecycle management (PLM) solution TEX DEFINE™ could only take place over one single night so that work on the collection could restart punctually the very next morning.

As long-term partners, Koppermann and MARC O’POLO were able to prepare a common procedural plan, to create a test environment and to finalize the process conversion. Not one single user experienced even the slightest blip in their daily work.
The data transfer to the existing INTEX ERP system was seamlessly integrated into the new process over the same time period.

This far-reaching process change was able to be implemented in live operation thanks to the highly flexible database structures of Koppermann TEX DEFINE™ – no other PLM system would have been able to carry out such an optimization in such a short time.

Both sides are now looking forward to further exciting projects after mastering this challenge. For one thing is certain – a PLM solution which is so close to the pulse of a corporation will also power every other further development.

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Oct 14, 2016

EISBÄR is optimizing its product development with Koppermann

Innovative knit caps or ‘beanies’ are today increasingly becoming the focus of creative outfit design as fashion highlights.
The overall impression is often determined by a single color touch or by a striking detail.

It is therefore hardly surprising that EISBÄR began working with fashionable knitwear with high-quality accessories from an early time.
The team outfits of the world’s most successful skiing association – the Austrian Skiing Association ‘ÖSV’ – are also developed by the Austrian market leader.

For all EISBÄR products have one thing in common: Very high quality and an unmistakeable design Made in Austria.

To insure that it can always offer customers products of the highest quality, EISBÄR uses Koppermann’s TEX-DESIGN™ during the creative development phase.
The simulation of the models in TEX-DESIGN™ is true to every detail and close to reality so that it appeals both to the Eisbär team and to their customers. It was thus able to be used for active sales promotion and to accelerate patterning.

The program does not only provide this economic optimization, but also produces results in the field of sales performance which are unique on the market.
Changes can be made fast and exact to the last stitch even in the first development stage, not least thanks to the comprehensive structure and stitch libraries of TEX-DESIGN™ and TEX-KNIT™ and to the simple and direct control of the knitting machines.

A short profile of EISBÄR Sportmoden GmbH:

EISBÄR Sportmoden GmbH has stood for high-quality knitwear made in Austria for more than 50 years. The company has around 50 employees at its headquarter in Feldkirchen on the Danube in Upper Austria and produces more than half a million hats a year which are exported into 27 countries.
The majority owner of EISBÄR Sportmoden GmbH since 2013 is Tyrol Equity, one of the leading Austrian holding companies, which has a clear focus on the sustainable development of the corporation.

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Oct 14, 2016

Process optimization from the first stitch to the final step – Giesswein relies on Koppermann

Tradition and modernity – a few companies master this balancing act as successful as the milling and knitwear specialist from Brixlegg Giesswein.
The company for many years been using advanced knitting machines to the tradition and quality-conscious customers a perfect incisions, modern color combinations and great comfort to offer.

In order to respond quickly and precisely to the constantly changing market requirements in the future, be Giesswein decides to use the Koppermann design solution in the creative collection development.

With Koppermann can the innovative knitting designs of the creative teams convert directly and fully automated mesh in detailed pictures and read thanks to the unique Koppermann portal technology directly into the ultra-modern knitting machines.
In addition, the comprehensive range of Kolorierungsmöglichkeiten specific color cards, as well as simple and user-friendly application convinced.

“In particular, the simple data transfer of the created mesh image from Koppermann to our in-house production has impressed us,” says Markus Giesswein therefore, sales manager at Giesswein. “In addition, the fast and intuitive Umkolorieren drafts with Koppermann enables us clearly noticeable increase in efficiency in daily use.”

About Giesswein Walkwaren AG:

As a leading manufacturer of milling and knitwear Giesswein combines innovation with tradition and trends with classic designs. Optical sophistication and high quality of products and quality of workmanship are reflected in the models of clothing and footwear collections as well as in the Home Collection. Giesswein puts in production on the use of high quality materials such as pure wool and merino. An exact fit and an “all-round well-being” paired with a high level of comfort available since 1954 for the brand Giesswein, MADE IN AUSTRIA.

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Oct 14, 2016

Success Story Huber Holding – underwear is our passion

Rich in tradition, Austrian company HUBER HOLDING can look back on 100 years of history during which it has made a formidable name for itself by manufacturing, marketing and selling underwear and other clothing items. The extensive product ranges of its subsidiaries “SKINY”, “HANRO”, “HUBER” and “HOM” are situated in the mid to high price segment and comprise daywear, sleepwear, swimwear and lingerie.

Koppermann and HUBER HOLDING could already look back on a long-standing and successful partnership in creative clothing designs using TEX-DESIGN™ in 2008. The final decision in favour of the product life-cycle management (PLM) system TEX-DEFINE™ from the house of Koppermann was therefore an easy one.

“The basis for the decision was essentially the efficient linking of graphic and descriptive data that could subsequently be used in the ERP system. Other factors included flexible design options with regard to content and user interfaces that enabled us to implement all of our specifications without much effort and to modify and amend them retrospectively”, says Markus Burgstaller, Head of IT and Customer Services at HUBER HOLDING.

HUBER had clearly defined objectives with regard to introducing the software. Future collections should be planned using the new PLM system; comparisons between seasons should be possible; calculations and the evaluation of data from the pool of sales goods should also be possible. The central points were planning the collections and ranges. To this end, a collection framework plan that was precisely adapted to the clothing manufacturer’s requirements was developed in TEX-DEFINE in close collaboration with HUBER HOLDING. It is now used to break down the fashion series and create models. Today, HUBER’s PLM system from Koppermann is used not only to log and manage all product data and to carry out collection planning, but also to maintain supplier data directly in the live system.

The system is continuously improved and adapted to processes in-house by HUBER’s dedicated administrators. Permanent up-to-date availability and strategic data analysis are no longer a challenge with the PLM system from Koppermann.


HUBER HOLDING AG owns ARULA – a full-stage production company that produces for the corporate brands “SKINY”, “HANRO”, “HUBER” and “HOM” and also for third parties. All four clothing brands have their own independent sales and marketing organisations that have their headquarters in Mäder (Vorarlberg, Austria) and Marseilles (France). The four brands differ with regard to their specific product portfolios, target groups and international alignment.

Clothing products from HUBER, HANRO, SKINY and HOM are sold in 50 countries around the world. HUBER TRICOT acts as a service partner to the subsidiaries and provides services such as EDP, sales logistics, finance and accounting, purchasing and human resources. The HUBER Group also has 72 proprietary HUBER SHOP outlets in Austria. HUBER HOLDING is headquartered in Götzis and has a production facility in Mäder. The company employs a workforce of around 1320 and achieves an annual turnover of 130 million euro.

About Koppermann

Koppermann is a leading provider of software solutions and consulting services to the fashion and textile industry. The company is well-positioned and today holds a market penetration rate of 2/3 of the Top 15 in the German clothing industry. Koppermann has more than 1,200 customers world-wide and its market potential is far from exhausted. After all, more than 50 employees work daily at improving industry processes through innovative solutions.

We use our technology to help companies to bring their product development and marketing processes on to a path of innovation and to improve them significantly. Manufacturers and retailers opting for Koppermann gain a strategic partner who views the value-adding process from collection planning to development to sales-promoting in-store designs as a central process. This is achieved in part through freely customisable databases and the timely visualisation of models and sales areas. Specially trained teams of IT and fashion experts ensure a reliable introduction and continuous operation of the systems.

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Oct 14, 2016

Success Story Popken Fashion Group – Success with Style

Based in Rastede, Lower Saxony (Germany), POPKEN FASHION GROUP has for many years counted as the leading provider of larger sizes in ladies fashion. Customers love the north German company not only for its exclusive fashion in larger sizes, but also for its tradition and passion for cuts and colour designs.

POPKEN FASHION GROUP has used Koppermann‘s creative solution TEX-DESIGN™ since 2010 to optimise the artistic design of its collections and stay abreast of the fast-paced fashion segment and meet increasing product requirements. The necessity to digitise the entire product development process was also recognised in parallel, and so the company went in search of an efficient and powerful PLM solution capable of taking on the challenge.

Koppermann was able to secure the deal during the selection process thanks to its flexible database structure and seamless continuity, ultimately replacing the existing third-party solution and the time-consuming work with Excel lists over the course of a multi-stage project. Comprehensive work process restructuring and standardisation led to a noticeable reduction in the amount of work for users and sustainable savings in time and resources with regard to product development. „In addition to the highly flexible solution and comprehensive expert know-how, what impressed us most were the cooperation based on partnership and the outstanding project management“, comments Barbara Arnold-Reinschmidt, purchasing manager at POPKEN FASHION GROUP.

All products, regardless of whether full package or outward processing, are initially recorded and defined using the Koppermann PLM solution. All the necessary steps in the workflow process are subsequently monitored. The Koppermann PLM solution assists users with calendar management
and tracking via an internal Action Calendar that is centrally defined at the start of the season. The models themselves independently define the Action Calendar applicable to them on the basis of specific characteristics and in doing so generate their respective target date. Other quality assurance matters such as a comprehensive incoming goods inspection or sample assessment are also logged and tracked centrally within the Koppermann solution.

Another successful project milestone was initiated through the acquisition of the GINA LAURA brand. The existing PLM system was successfully replaced by Koppermann in 2016 during the course of the acquisition to create a continuous, cross-company PLM landscape. Employees at GINA LAURA are currently preparing the first collection using the Koppermann solution.
he PLM solution in place at POPKEN FASHION GROUP is under continuous further development, regardless of the fact that the initial core project has already been successfully completed. The Koppermann project team helps the system‘s administrators to sustainably handle continuously changing market requirements in a future-oriented fashion.

Koppermann offers its customers long-term partnerships and a progressive evolution of its comprehensive solution. It is therefore hardly surprising that POPKEN FASHION GROUP and Koppermann are already starting a new process optimisation project: the implementation of the Fabric Library that enables all the relevant fabric types to be logged and managed across seasons. This provides an optimum overview for everyone involved in the creative process.

Innovative with a passion for success with style!


POPKEN FASHION GROUP consists of the fashion enterprises ULLA POPKEN GmbH and GINA LAURA GmbH & Co. KG. The two companies own the proprietary brands ULLA POPKEN, GINA LAURA, JP1880 and STUDIO UNTOLD. The success of the four labels is founded on long-standing experience, family roots and a keen entrepreneurial spirit. The group‘s core competence lies in the production and distribution of ladies fashion in larger sizes.

As a multi-channel company, POPKEN FASHION GROUP today distributes its fashion range throughout the world – in more than 30 countries and around 650 outlets, by mail order and Internet sales and through selected B2B partners. The group employs a combined workforce of more than 4,000 employees.

About Koppermann

Koppermann is a leading provider of software solutions and consulting services to the fashion and textile industry. The company is well-positioned and today holds a market penetration rate of 2/3 of the Top 15 in the German clothing industry. Koppermann has more than 1,200 customers world-wide and its market potential is far from exhausted. After all, more than 50 employees work daily at improving industry processes through innovative solutions.

We use our technology to help companies to bring their product development and marketing processes on to a path of innovation and to improve them significantly. Manufacturers and retailers opting for Koppermann gain a strategic partner who views the value-adding process from collection planning to development to sales-promoting in-store designs as a central process. This is achieved in part through freely customisable databases and the timely visualisation of models and sales areas. Specially trained teams of IT and fashion experts ensure a reliable introduction and continuous operation of the systems.

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From small acorns... Koppermann can rightly claim to have been there right from the start when the fashion and fabric industries took their first steps into the IT era. Wolfgang Koppermann and his business partner Andreas Lachner recognized the potential of CAD systems for the industry as early as the late 1980s and developed TEX-DESIGN™ - the first graphics software for creation and fabric processing. Customers quickly discovered the benefits for their day-to-day processes and more and more design departments made the switch from a design pad to a PC. Koppermann has also set technological standards with the introduction of TEX-DEFINE™, one of the world's leading applications for product data management and life-cycle management. Clients love the much shorter development time and the reduced number of samples while enjoying sustained support for their success. In 2001 Koppermann demonstrated its natural understanding of visualization and of what really interests manufacturers - "What does tomorrow's collection look like?" - with the launch of the 3D Planning and visual merchandising solution TEX-STORE™. Companies are now able to develop virtual collection programs in 3D and to take important decisions before the start of the patterning process.

A Passion for Innovation

Meanwhile Koppermann Computer Systems is ideally positioned and recorded today a penetration rate of 2/3 of the top 15 in the German clothing industry. Worldwide Koppermann has more than 1,200 customers and the market potential is far from exhausted. For more than 50 employees are daily doing to continuously improve industry processes with innovative solutions.

With our technology we help companies bring their product development and marketing processes in an innovative way and significantly improve. Producers and distributors win Koppermann a strategic partner who sees the value creation process from the collection planning, through development to staging promotional area, as a central success factor. This is done, among others, freely customizable databases, with early models and surface visualizations. Specially trained teams of IT and fashion experts ensure the reliable implementation and long-term operation of the systems.

Among our portfolio of solutions: standard software, implementation services and consulting and support services. Our main focus is with professional advice and support of the TOP – Clothing manufacturers in the fashion industry with its complete product cycle.

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Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

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Area of business
  • Shopfittings, shop furnishings, store design & visual merchandising
  • Retail technology