Gerber Scientific renews trust in Orange Business

trims cost by adding Small Office Solutions – Premier DSL

Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB), a worldwide leader in integrated automated manufacturing systems, has extended its global MPLS-based IP VPN contract with Orange Business for an additional two years. With this renewal Orange will be upgrading several of Gerber’s worldwide sites to business grade DSL lines, which will drive significant cost-savings back to the company.

Given the ongoing economic environment, Gerber was looking for inventive ways to use its IP VPN to shave costs from its operational bottom line. Orange replaced several leased line connections with its Small Office Solutions – Premier DSL package, bridging Gerber’s corporate network with its regional facilities. Access costs are now fixed at a much more advantageous price point than before.

“Orange Business provided an easy managed network solution to help us trim costs, while ensuring top level service quality and performance,” said Raf Cohen, vice president and chief information officer, Gerber Scientific. “Its ability to leverage the network in our favor is a key reason why we decided to renew with Orange.”

The MPLS-based IP VPN supports Gerber’s enterprise resource planning applications across facilities located in the U.S. and Europe and enables traffic prioritization and sufficient bandwidth capacity for these mission-critical applications. Over the past 10 years Gerber has experienced improved quality of service and tighter international coordination thanks to network services from Orange.
“This renewal marks Gerber’s 10-year anniversary as a customer of Orange Business,” said Diana Einterz, senior vice president, Americas, Orange Business. “Gerber’s commitment demonstrates the quality of service and care that Orange Business can deliver to new and long-standing customers alike.”
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