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About Us

Serving your knitwear needs in US

As a subsidiary of SHIMA SEIKI Mfg., Ltd., we have been working with the North American Fashion Knitting industry since 1986 under SHIMA SEIKI’s corporate philosophy of “Ever Onward”.

Inspired by that philosophy the WHOLEGARMENT® technology was developed and offers great advances for the fashion industry and, also, for the non-fashion segments of the industry.

The SHIMA SEIKI Group mantras “Love”, “Creativity”, and “Passion” inspire changes, to create new values and help build a better society and environment for everyone, the Total Fashion System / Total Knitting System, and SDS-ONE APEX/APEXFiz were developed thinking about these concepts, helping our customers to have a better workflow and produce less waste, i.e., be more sustainable.

We are proud of our top-quality functional products and dedicated staff, who have provided customer-oriented sales and service for more than three decades, and these trusted customer relationships continue to this day.

Shima USA has two office locations, one in Los Angeles, California, and one in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. Our 2 locations offer full-service capabilities regarding sampling, training (both machine operation and programming), and machine overhaul. Though our offices are on the East and West coast, our staff can conveniently serve all 50 states. We also have additional staff located in Texas and North Carolina for added expediency.

We supply in-person training and online courses called “Step Training” which is the best way for knit beginners to learn.

We would like to keep the philosophy “Ever Onward” and respond to our customer’s ongoing needs.

Thank you for your patronage and support.

Yours sincerely,


Nobuyuki Sasamoto