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.
Sergers on the Scene:
In 1974 Juki opened the first U.S. office in New York City, as the brand popularity grew internationally for home and commercial use. They expanded to a larger facility in Saddle Brook, New Jersey in 1976 where offices and warehouse space accommodated their growth. This operation handled the distribution of the industrial line and would eventually handle the home overlocks as well.
Two years later the first Juki home overlock machines were manufactured with industrial serger technology. When released to the American market, these machines were considered a major breakthrough in home sewing capabilities and became quite famous in the market. Home dealers and industrial distributors alike were delighted with the performance and durability of the new Juki Lock MO-100 Series. Many home sewers still inquire about accessories for the MO-100 because they still own their original serger today!
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.
Juki’s Brings the HZL Line to the U.S.A.:
Today Juki has entered the worldwide market with their line of home machines and sergers. The HZL Series of computerized models has gained increased popularity for innovative features, excellent stitch quality and ease of operation.
Juki MO- 700 and MO-600 Sergers:
The MO-700 series is the latest in serger stitch technology and reflect the famous Juki durability and reliability. The MO- 735 (2/3/4/5 thread) has a large variety of stitch capabilities including chainstitch, coverstitch and 5-thread safety stitch. The MO-734DE (2/3/4 thread) has differential feed and an auto needle threader in addition to its wonderful stitch formation. In addition, the tried and true MO-600 Series Pearl and Garnet Lines, first available in 1989, are still the most economical sergers on the market today.
Juki TL-98E & Q:
Many quilters will remember when the first TL-98E made its debut in 1998. This single needle lockstitch machine with automatic thread trimming, an extended sewing arm and high sewing speed was the first industrial type unit available to the home sewer. The machine’s popularity grew not only with quilters but with dress makers, designers and decorators alike. The latest Juki model TL-2010Q for quilting and straight stitching has a growing reputation as the highest quality machine in its class on the market today.
Juki Brings Generations of Sewing Ingenuity Home!
Juki, the leader in global industrial sewing now brings you a home line you can trust to perform with the perfection of their commercial machines. There is a Juki machine for every generation of sewers! Look for the Juki dealer nearest you in the “Dealer Network” section of the site or e-mail us at the “Contact Us” section for more information