Its ambition is to quadruple production capacity, increase productivity by 30%, and reduce waste by 20%.
Managing Director Phil Millar believes putting technology at the heart of growth plans will increase CAL’s turnover fourfold within five years, and create 50 new high value jobs.
Made Smarter is supporting CAL with two essential projects.
The first is a data and systems integration project to automate the process from receiving orders right through to production management and dispatch.
The second project is the development of a bespoke software which uses artificial intelligence (AI) tools to respond quicker and more effectively to fast fashion trends.
Phil said: “The fast fashion industry suffers from a reputation as one of the most damaging to the environment due to the amount of waste generated during the production process and the throw-away nature of many of the products.
“We want to help address that by becoming a leader for change in the sector by putting sustainability at the heart of our production processes.
“By introducing digital technology and tools that reduce waste and consume less energy we want to prove that you can help save the planet and can save money.