Luxury menswear clothing manufacturer migrates its IT infrastructure to Europe’s largest cloud services platform.
London, 3 December 2013 – Luxury clothing manufacturer, Scabal, has chosen to migrate its entire IT infrastructure to Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform. Interoute will also support Scabal with the delivery of cloud-based telephony, video communication, system integration and centralisation of the company’s internal helpdesk. This move will enable Scabal’s design and marketing team to share data-heavy files and collaborate quickly with other parts of the business, using Interoute’s scalable and reliable managed hosting platform, which is fully integrated into Interoute’s pan-European network.
Faced with the challenge of moving its entire physical IT infrastructure to its new headquarters in Brussels, Scabal chose instead to migrate to Interoute's high performance cloud platform. This flexible solution meets Scabal’s current requirements and seamlessly accommodates future business growth. Advanced antivirus monitoring, full back up and storage, will work together to ensure that Scabal’s corporate and customer data is kept secure at all times. A state of the art monitoring system from Interoute is in place to prevent any disruption to Scabal’s business functions.
Filip Grymonprez, CFO, Scabal, commented: "We needed greater flexibility in the data centre in order to meet our storage needs today and in the future and Interoute stood out immediately as capable of helping us achieve these goals. Interoute is a great partner for supporting us in our long-term plans for growth.”
Jose Largo, IT director, Scabal, added: "Interoute’s integrated cloud solution gives us the ability to host a range of technology services and to unify our communications – from VoIP and video conferencing to expanding our corporate WAN. Interoute’s solution helps us optimise our total cost of ownership. What’s more, Interoute delivers everything within one flexible service model that can scale as our business does, without unnecessary up-front investment.”
Mark Lewis, VP of Communication and Connectivity Product Solutions for Interoute, commented: “We understand that the fashion industry is fast-paced and competitive. Moving to Interoute’s high-performance cloud platform means Scabal’s design, procurement, marketing and other departments can share the rich images, video and data they need to do their job, quickly and securely. As Scabal moves to take advantage of the many benefits cloud computing can offer, including greater integration, scalability and flexibility, it is also ensuring it continues to deliver the excellent quality and service to its customers it is renowned for.”
Founded in 1938, the Scabal Group is involved in the design, creation, manufacturing and marketing of Menswear fabrics and Made- to-Measure. Having its headquarters in Brussels, Scabal provides employment to some 600 people. The company is privately owned and is internationally represented in more than 60 countries. Scabal is generally regarded as the world’s leading brand for prestigious Menswear fabrics, providing its fabrics to leading tailors, luxury brands and designers. Scabal also proposes a complete Ready-to-Wear, Made-to-Measure and Accessory collection allowing its customers to perform the art of self-expression through clothing.
A Passion for Cloth
All Scabal fabrics are produced exclusively in the United Kingdom or Italy and carry Scabal on the woven selvedge as a mark of authenticity and quality. Scabal owns a weaving plant in Yorkshire (North England) where 20 state-of-the-art looms produce more than 300,000 meters of cloth a year. Scabal fabrics, synonymous with prestige and refinement, are worn by celebrities, politicians, businessman, royalty, sport stars and actors such as Daniel Craig, Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan, David Beckham and Robbie Williams. Scabal fabrics have been used in major motion pictures including The Aviator, Titanic, Casino Royale and numerous other Bond Films, Men in Black, the Untouchables, Batman, Dracula, The Adams Family, Wall Street and all the Godfather films.
Scabal pioneered the made-to-measure concept some 25 years ago and is the European market leader for personalised made-to-measure garments. The Made-to-measure service enables a garment to be individually created according to the customer’s specifications and wishes. Customers can make their choice from a vast collection comprising 5000 different types of fabrics, 25 model styles and 80 different options, including the a choice of linings, trimmings, buttons, etc. Even the customer’s initials can be engraved on the buttons or woven into the fabric. All Made-to-Measure garments are delivered within 3 three weeks’ time. Scabal’s Made-to-Measure system is available throughout Europe and is complemented by a Ready-to-Wear collection.
“Scabal N° 12” is a premium line handcrafted according to the strict bespoke tailoring traditions of Savile Row. The name “Scabal N° 12” refers to the house number of Scabal’s flagship store on Savile Row – the centre of the international bespoke tailoring scene, where Scabal has a longestablished presence – and the obvious British influences.
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 10 hosting data centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres www.interoute.com