Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions —software, CAD/CAM equipment, and associated services—specifically designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials to manufacture their products. It serves major world markets: fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of other industries (aeronautics, marine, wind power, etc.). A transnational company of close to 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100 countries, contributing to their operational excellence. Lectra’s solutions, specific to each industry, enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing. In fashion and apparel, they are integrated in an unrivalled offer for collection management, facilitating collaboration and enhancing the value of customers’ brand equity. Established in 1973 and based in France, Lectra is listed on Euronext.
First computeraided design (CAD) systems sold. André Harari becomes a shareholder and helps Lectra’s two founders to develop their business plan.
After Lectra’s serious financial crisis of 1990, André Harari and Daniel Harari recapitalize the company and take over its management.
Lectra becomes the world number one in CAD 1987 solutions for Initial public fashion and offering. apparel and expands into computeraided manufacturing (CAM).
Lectra becomes number one worldwide.
Lectra proves its resilience after the global economic crisis. Very strong rebound in sales activity. Record income and free cash flow. Lectra increases its leadership in automotive.
Renewal of the entire technology offer for fabric and leather cutting. New versions of Lectra’s main software. Far-reaching company transformation plan and investments for the future.
New roadmap setting clear, ambitious goals for 2016. First results of the transformation plan.