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Custom-made men's ready-to-wear clothing now also in the German cities of Frankfurt am Main and Dresden: Karstadt installs more 3D Body Scanners by Human Solutions

Based on its positive results in Hamburg, Bremen and Munich, German retail giant Karstadt now has customized clothing in a total of five of its stores

Kaiserslautern, 22. April 2004 – Human Solutions GmbH of Kaiserslautern, Germany, have equipped a further two Karstadt stores with 3D Body Scanners. Customers can now obtain a made-to-measure suit in the Yorn Shops at the Frankfurt/Main and Dresden branches of the Karstadt chain stores – and at an outstanding price-quality ratio. At the heart of this innovative system is the retail solution RETAILOR by Human Solutions. This worldwide-first, complete solution for the retail clothing trade is based on a 3D Body Scanner and offers a direct link to the manufacturer – from the automated taking of measurements to cut construction and the cutter. Karstadt installed the first systems in its stores in Hamburg, (Mönckebergstraße), Bremen and Munich (Karstadt-Oberpollinger) at the end of 2002. In the face of extremely positive customer feedback last year, the company decided to use RETAILOR in more of its stores.



The capture of all relevant measurements is lightning-fast - in the stores with the Karstadt premium brand name YORN, a 3D Body Scanner laser-scans the customer in a procedure that is contact-free and provides results that are exact to the millimeter. The procured digital data lays the foundation for the manufacture of individualized clothing and guarantees a good fit. Karstadt works together with Haus Odermark - receiving customers' individual measurements via on-line transmission, this well-known manufacturer finishes the end-products, which are then delivered to the customer in the form of customized clothing.

During the sales talk, the advisory program RETAILOR supports the professional sales person and also helps the customer with his decisions – from the basic questions like which cloth or cut to select, to details like the choice of buttons. “Our solutions enable the manufacture of clothing that fits immediately and exactly matches the individual requirements of the customer”, says Dr. Andreas Seidl, Managing Director of the Human Solutions GmbH. “This guarantees a higher level of customer satisfaction.”

Karstadt Warenhaus AG

The Karstadt Warenhaus AG, Essen, Germany, is a company (100%) of the KarstadtQuelle AG with its registered offices in Essen. The KarstadtQuelle AG is Europe's largest chain store and mail order concern. The concern achieved sales of more than 15.3 billion Euros in business year 2003. The concern's business fields include the permanent retail trade, the mail order trade, services / tourism and real estate. The KarstadtQuelle AG employs roughly 101,000 people. See more at www.karstadtquelle.com



Human Solutions GmbH

Human Solutions GmbH is a global software and system house with around 75 employees in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Detroit, USA. The company develops and sells hardware and software solutions for body scanning, ergonomics and simulation applications. Human Solutions GmbH has over 300 customers, including famous names like DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Volkswagen, Airbus Industries, the German Federal Army, Karstadt and C & A of Hamburg, windsor, van Laack and many more.

Our Performance Spectrum: Ergonomics, Simulation and Body Scanning

For the past 15 years, Human Solutions has offered solutions for the capture of the electronic measurement data and the simulation of human beings. Over 70% of all automotive manufacturers worldwide use the human model RAMSIS for the ergonomic calculation of movement sequences.

RETAILOR is a worldwide, unique data platform created to sell high quality menswear and ladies' wear through the retail trade. This innovative system links automated body measurement (using a 3D Body Scanner) with computer-supported product selection and immediate order dispatch - simply yet powerfully. Since the effort of cutting individual made-to-measure clothing now no longer exists, the retail trade can offer customized clothing from renowned manufacturers at ready-made prices.

Press Contact:

Human Solutions GmbH

Alexandra Kadel

Europaallee 10

67657 Kaiserslautern

Tel. 49 (0)631-303 5600

Fax 49 (0)631-303 5700

alexandra.kadel@human-solutions.com

www.human-solutions.com

Press Contact

Eva Fröhlich
Phone: +49 (0)631 343 593 73
presse@human-solutions.com