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George Pisa & Zn Tailleurs BV

George Pisa & Zn. Tailleurs BV in Eindhoven specialises in designing and making ceremonial and other uniforms. Our clients include the Dutch Ministry of Defence and many musical societies.

George Pisa, who was born in Utrecht, established himself as a tailor in Eindhoven in 1927, working from premises on Hertog Hendrik van Brabantplein. His son, Leo, joined the company when he was 22 years old. Under Leo Pisa's management the business has undergone enormous growth. Leo focused on uniforms and brought in the first large order from Eindhoven's police force. Further large orders from the Dutch navy soon followed. In 1958, the company moved to Tenierslaan. Large premises on Kanaaldijk were added around 15 years ago and it is here that the atelier is now established. The old atelier on Tenierslaan now serves as a showroom, where countless suits and uniforms from older and more recent orders are on display. The Tenierslaan premises also contain a stylish reception room.

Anyone privileged enough to be allowed to take a look inside the atelier will be surprised by the modern techniques employed. Firstly, patterns are digitally adapted using CAD/CAM technology. What this means is that stock sizes are used as the basis, but that the pattern is adjusted for each person individually. The pattern pieces are then positioned using the CAD/CAM system. This means that they are spread out over the fabric in an economical way. At lightning speed, the computer-controlled cutting machine then meticulously cuts the fabric into pattern pieces. From this point onwards the work is carried out by hand, with all of the separate pieces brought together to make a uniform.