August 2022

Weev AG, Zurich and Polo Sourcing, Portugal verify partnership on collaboration

August 10, 2022

Weev AG, Zurich, and Polo Sourcing, Portugal verify partnership on a collaboration that will bring a long-established family-owned company into the Digital Industry 4.0.

Weev AG, a digital platform for the fashion business, enables brands such as Polo Sourcing to connect with their customers, making the product creation process faster, more transparent, and more sustainable. The brands and suppliers can seamlessly work together based on highly structured data, digital material, and 3D assets.

Andrew Gay, Co-Founder & Developments Director for POLO Portugal, believes Weev is offering an integrated and cost-effective platform that will be a starting point for the whole creative and development/ production process.

"Weev is the vital component of digitization that the industry needs to meet the challenges of industry 4.0," says Gay.

Weev brings to the table a platform that does not require a heavy capital investment and is user-friendly, built by industry experts from the footwear and manufacturing industries.

"We have been in our customer's shoes," says Jeff Dougherty, Vice-President of Global Sales of Weev. "Our team collectively has over 250 years of experience in the footwear industry, and we know our customers' technological challenges." Weev's platform is an intrinsic solution to the industry challenges, and its mission is to "digitize with humanity by making the complex simple." We are delighted to be working together with Andrew and others on the Polo Shoes Team to bring Weev digital technology to brands and suppliers.

The pairing of Weev and Polo Sourcing is the perfect combination of highlighting the talents of both companies, each with the same end goal of reducing their carbon footprint, implementing digital innovation, and streamlining the footwear creation process from the cradle to the grave. Polo sourcing is in Sao Joao de Madeira, Portugal, one of the largest shoe production cities in Europe. Polo collaborates with many global industry brands and organizations.

Joanne Stetson, Weev CEO says: “We are enthusiastic with our venture with the team at Polo. With our collective interests to modernize the way our work is done we are progressing in a way we will be successful transforming the digital process”.

Andrew Gay said Polo's mission statement is about effectively managing the environmental aspects of their activity: environmental protection, pollution prevention, legal compliance, and beyond. Utilizing and implementing the Weev Platform will benefit their business with digital innovation, increased flexibility, quicker production time, higher efficiency, and speed to market. The user experience between the designers, material manager, and production team will be in "real-time" 24/7.

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