Over 60 Years in the Business of Sewing:
Juki began their original home sewing machine business in 1945. The first home machines were manufactured in 1947 and were marketed in Japan and other countries around the globe. Although Juki grew to become an industrial sewing machine giant, the original sewing machines produced were home machines.
In 1953 Juki began the sale of industrial sewing machines. Beginning with basic machines for the garment plant, their research evolved through the years, bringing sewing to a higher level of technology. With the development of electronic functions and motors, the path was paved for advances in labor saving devices providing increased productivity, as well as operator comfort and safety. These high tech innovations, fueled by Juki research and development, placed the company in the forefront of the global needle trade markets.
Home Technology Revolutionized:
Juki’s revolutionary advancements in home technology include the development of the first rotary needle thread take-up system in l954, the first automatic thread trimmer and auto needle threader in l978, and the first auto thread tension system in 1985. These breakthroughs in home sewing brought about the progression of new HZL models at that time.
The Deming Prize for Quality:
In 1981 Juki Corporation received the prestigious Deming Prize for quality control in the manufacture of industrial sewing machines. Through the years Juki was also involved in the manufacture of electronic assembly and testing equipment, as well as computer peripherals. In 2001 Juki’s commitment to sewing quality and advanced electronic technology then laid the foundation for the development of the HZL home computerized models.