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27th January 2017, Wakayama

Shima Seiki to showcase latest technology at Première Vision Paris

Shima Seiki, a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer, of Wakayama, will exhibit at the Première Vision show in Paris next month. It will once again participate in the Knitwear Solutions category for the flatbed knit sector as sole machine technologist, following its successful participation in past editions.

Recent consumer trends, such as increased online shopping activity, have changed supply chain requirements, with growing demand for mass customisation and short turnaround.

MACH2XS123 15L WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

The combination of the WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology that allows a garment to be produced in its entirety without the need for linking or sewing afterward, along with the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system offers an ideal manufacturing model to support such trends, the company reports.

MACH2XS machine

Demonstrating the latest in WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology will be the flagship MACH2XS machine that features the company’s original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and patented spring-loaded full-time sinker system.

Capable of WHOLEGARMENT knitting in all-needles, MACH2XS offers great flexibility for knitting beautiful and sophisticated, high-quality WHOLEGARMENT products with a seemingly endless variety of knit patterns at very high speed and efficiency, all while minimising dependence upon labour-intensive sewing and linking.


WHOLEGARMENT knitting forms a synergy with the aforementioned SDS-ONE APEX3 that is designed to provide flexibility in the knit supply chain. Ultra-realistic simulation capability on APEX3 allows Virtual Sampling to minimise the impact that the sample-making process has on current manufacturing in terms of time and cost.

SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

With this new manufacturing model, the production cycle can be shortened to such an extent that on-demand production is possible without being limited to seasonal cycles. APEX3 also supports design and simulation in a variety of other industries such as circular knitting, weaving, pile weaving and printing.


To further enhance the capabilities of APEX3, Shima Seiki’s new web-based fashion service staf (shima trend archive and forecast) will also be demonstrated. staf is dedicated to empowering its members with the means to search and download from a rich stock of information, as well as tools to organize that information to aid in fashion planning, design and presentation.

staf / shima trend archive and forecast (Web-based fashion service). © Shima Seiki

staf features an information archive of fashion and color trends covering the past 50 years, as well as a massive collection of fashion-related content, covering materials, flat sketches, design patterns and collection photos. All this information can be neatly organised on a virtual concept board that can be shared across various devices, improving on planning efficiency significantly.

Exhibition details

Date: Tuesday, 7th - Thursday, 9th February 2017

Hours: 9:00AM~6:30PM

Location: Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte

ZAC Paris Nord 2 93420 Villepinte, France

Tel: +33 (0)

Organizer: Première Vision SA

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Booth No.: Hall 6, Stand 6J40-6K41

Exhibited technology

  • MACH2XS123 15L (WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine)
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 (3D design system)
  • staf / shima trend archive and forecast (Web-based fashion service)
  • WHOLEGARMENT and other knitwear samples

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki France Sarl, Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A.

Tel: +33-1-47-88-27-42, Tel: +39-02-216621

E-mail: [email protected], E-mail: [email protected]

Shima Seiki Spain, S.A.U., Shima Seiki Europe Ltd.

Tel: +34-93-7293727, Tel: +44-1332-814770

E-mail: [email protected], E-mail: [email protected]


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