Headquartered in Hong Kong, Cobalt is one of the largest knitwear groups in the world. With more than 4 decades of experience in the knitwear business, Cobalt works with customers across a wide spectrum of segments from mass, specialty to premium across the US, Europe and Asia.
Technology has been at the core of Cobalt's business operation. The company continues to use latest digital technology and work with like-minded partners to constantly redefine the knitwear industry.02
One major challenge at Cobalt is that our customers today are expecting more new and innovative solutions that are powerful and highly customizable.
Cobalt’s goal now is to create a digital ecosystem that automates the supply chain - from creativity all the way to the data port of the knitting machines, vastly shortening the development lead time for their customers.03
Why Alibaba Cloud
As part of Cobalt’s journey in creating a digital ecosystem, the company has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to leverage its technologies and computing capabilities to enhance and optimize the productivity and efficiency of its product development and design process.04
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS), Function Compute, and Image Search have been implemented to optimize and enhance Cobalt's overall image processing and storage capability. With Alibaba Cloud OSS, Cobalt's product images are stored in a highly secure and encrypted cloud environment.
With the powerful data processing and computing capabilities, huge amount of data and high resolution images could be accessed efficiently anytime anywhere, at the same time, enabling on-demand image resizing, which avoids congesting the network traffic when downloading large images.
With Alibaba Cloud Function Compute and Image Search function, Cobalt is able to create an intelligent image library, enabling designers to locate specific images as well as other relevant image data at a much faster rate.
With these services implemented, the overall design process efficiency at Cobalt has increased significantly by 80%.05
Together with Alibaba Cloud, Cobalt is equipped with enhanced digital capabilities to build a digital ecosystem to shorten the development lead time of their customers, enabling them to capture opportunities in this digital era.