Footwear brand Caprice unveils digital production line

German footwear manufacturer Caprice continues to invest its Pirmasens headquarter with the introduction of a digital production line.

The brand has ploughed a six-figure sum into its in-house research and development operation, enabling it to speed up its production. This includes the concatenation of 3D design and printing, last scanners, a fully automated photo studio, cutting plotters, and a digital leather cutter of the latest generation. Existing lasts, soles, heels, and shoe accessories can be scanned and modified to be subsequently printed as a new 3D model. Meanwhile, the entire design process is carried out completely digitally, before a cutting table cuts out the desired items from all kinds of leather, which are then further processed into the finished shoe.

“It is essential for us to continuously implement new technologies in all areas of the company in order to further increase our high-quality level,” says managing partner Jürgen Cölsch. “With the commissioning of the digital production line, we now have the opportunity to develop our collections on site in real time and to produce special series.”