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20th March 2014, Wakayama

Show of strength for Shima Seiki in Istanbul

Leading Japanese computerized knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. will exhibiting at ITM Texpo Eurasia 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey next week with no fewer than 17 technology exhibits in the fields of flat knitting and fashion.

“Turkey’s knitting industry is rapidly gaining recognition as a provider of high quality and quick response for the European fashion market. As increased competition with China and other Asian markets becomes inevitable however, Turkey must shed its image of a simple manufacturing base and attract more business by acquiring the capability for its own product planning and proposals as a key to its own survival,” Shima’s Masaki Karasuno says.

Shima Seiki SVR122

“At ITM Texpo Eurasia Shima proposes the Total Fashion System which unifies the apparel supply chain from planning and design, yarn selection, product evaluation and production to sales promotion; all in one smooth and efficient workflow made possible with its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D apparel design system. This applies not only to knitting, but to a wide range of other fashion-related industries as well.”

At the same time, Shima says, Turkey is undergoing rapid growth as an exporter and its economy is booming. While economically sound, like all other textile markets before it, this presents a dilemma to its textile industry in the form of increased wages, Shima explains.

In such a labour-intensive industry this makes it increasingly difficult to remain competitive. Shima Seiki’s Wholegarment knitting technology offers an alternative to labour-intensive manufacturing, creating unprecedented knitwear with new forms of added value and to this end, a wide range of Wholegarment knitting machines will be exhibited at the company’s booth in Istanbul.

Shima will also exhibit a wide range of products for catering to the various needs of users in the Turkish market, including the entire range of available gauges on its all-new SVR series computerized flat knitting machine for shaped knitting, as well as the leading edge in coarse gauge and intarsia knitting. Also on display will be the SIP-160F2 textile printing machine that demonstrates new proposals in value-added knitwear.

Exhibited technology

The following will be on display at the Shima Seiki booth at ITM Texpo Eurasia 2014:

  • MACH2X123 8L WHOLEGARMENT® Knitting Machine
  • MACH2X123 15L WHOLEGARMENT® Knitting Machine
  • MACH2X153 18L WHOLEGARMENT® Knitting Machine
  • MACH2X173 8L WHOLEGARMENT® Knitting Machine
  • MACH2S 14G WHOLEGARMENT® Knitting Machine
  • SWG091N 7G WHOLEGARMENT® Knitting Machine
  • SVR122-SV 5G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SVR122-SV 7G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SVR122-SV 12G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SVR122-SV 14G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SVR122-SC 18G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SRY123LP-SV 12G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • MACH2SIR123-SC 18G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SIR122-SV 14G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SCG122SN 3G Computerized Flat Knitting Machine
  • SDS-ONE APEX3 3D Apparel Design System
  • SIP-160F2L Inkjet Printing Machine

Exhibition Details

Exhibition: ITM Texpo Eurasia 2014

Dates: Wednesday, 26th March to Saturday, 29th March, 2014

Hours: 10:00am~7:00pm (final day: ~6:00pm)

Venue: TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center (Istanbul), E-5 Karayolu Uzeri Gurpinar Kavsagi 34500, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 (212) 867 11 00

Organizer: Teknik Fuarcilik Ltd.

Tel: +90 212 876 75 06

Booth No.: Hall 2, Booth No. 210

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.

Tel: +81-73-474-8210


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  • Expo, 20th March 2014 20:38PM

    Its nice time for the knitting industry and fashion professional Eurasia Expo 2014 held in Istanbul, Turkey. God bless. KHALID ISMAIL


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