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15th September 2015, Wakayama

Shima Seiki to open showroom and training centre in LA

Shima Seiki USA, the US subsidiary of leading Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, will hold an Advanced 3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop during the grand opening of its new Showroom and Training Center at the California Market Center in Los Angeles, CA, on 21 September.

On display will be the cutting edge in computerized flat knitting technology, represented by the latest Wholegarment machines, computerized flat knitting machines, glove knitting machine and design system.

Company’s latest offerings

The new location will be a showcase for the company’s latest offerings in computerized flat knitting technology along with a facility for training. Some of the equipment installed include the flagship MACH2XS, which features Shima Seiki’s original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and is said to offer higher efficiency and greater stability while knitting with an expanded range of patterning capability.

MACH2XS123 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

The compact SWG-N2 series Wholegarment knitting machine offers increased colour capacity as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles. SRY123LP features loop presser beds and is capable of producing fabrics with woven textures as well as technical textiles.

The Yarn Unwinding Option is an essential tool for industrial textile applications, providing smooth and stable yarn feed of material that is normally difficult to feed into knitting machines, such as metallic and monofilament yarns, the company reports. Conventional knitting machines such as the compact SSR112 and workhorse SIR122 machine, as well as the latest in Shima Seiki’s legendary glove knitting technology, SFG-I, will also be on display.

3D design system

Also available is the SDS-ONE APEX3 system that is at the core of the company’s Total Fashion System concept. With comprehensive support of the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from planning and design to machine programming, production and even sales promotion.

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D Design System. © Shima Seiki

Virtual Sampling through photo-realistic simulation minimizes the need for sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost from the sampling process. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in various other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.

Also on display will be the latest knit samples including Shima Seiki’s original 2016 Spring/Summer collection. Proposals range from novel high-fashion to sustainable fast fashion, weave-knit hybrid fabrics and even technical textiles.


Advanced 3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop and Grand Opening

Date: Monday, 21 ~ Friday, 25 September, 2015

Hours: 10:00AM ~ 5:00PM

Venue: California Market Center

110 East Ninth Street Suite A-Lobby, Los Angeles CA 90079 U.S.A.

Tel: +1-213-630-3600


  • MACH2XS123 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine
  • SWG091N2 WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine
  • SRY123LP Computerized knitting machine
  • Yarn Unwinding Option
  • SSR112 Computerized knitting machine
  • SIR122 Computerized knitting machine
  • SFG-I Fully automated glove knitting machine
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D Design System

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc.

Tel: +1 609-655-4788


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