Newcastle-based furniture manufacturer Godfrey Syrett has announced that it has formed a new partnership with technology solutions provider Lectra.

Lectra, the integrated technology solutions specialist dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, revealed that Godfrey Syrett has chosen its software and fabric cutting solutions to automate and optimise its production.

Godfrey Syrett took the decision to invest in a state of the art Lectra cutting solution, including advanced pattern and marker making software, a fabric spreading solution and a Vector® fabric cutter.

The partnership comes into line with Godfrey Syrett’s plans to double its turnover within five years, as it recognised the need to become more responsive in order to quickly fulfil new orders and continually innovate within its product range.

Michael Donachie, operations manager, Godfrey Syrett, said: “We expect to substantially increase our production capacity as well as our agility. By demonstrating such impressive results, as well as being able to connect us to a global network of manufacturers, Lectra stood head and shoulders above the rest as clear market leaders.”

Neil Tweddle, managing director at Godfrey Syrett, added: “Technology is playing a major part in this transformation and I am excited to watch our partnership with Lectra grow into the future.”