Juki is another Japanese sewing machine company. Japan is not only famous for its cars and computers. The country’s technological innovation extends even to sewing machines.
Around 900 Tokyo machinery makers formed Juki in 1938. The company did not manufacture its first sewing machine until after World War II, in 1947. This was a domestic machine and a few years later Juki began making industrial machines. By the year 1991 the Juki Corporation had manufactured five million industrial sewing machines.
The perks of an industrial machine are speed and accuracy but at the same time they lack versatility.
If the consumer needs a limited number of tasks performed quickly then an industrial machine will come in handy. However for the average user, a regular commercial machine is best. The consumer has more room for fun and experimentation. The sewer can transport the machine, unlike the heavy and bulky industrial machines. The small household machine is slower but also more accepting of creative license.
Industrial machines should only be purchased by those who are very task-oriented and no-nonsense in their approach to sewing. An industrial machine creates an assembly-line atmosphere at the sewing desk and it is essential for mass-producing textiles in a profitable way.
The Juki Company has branches in China, Germany, and the United States, among other countries. One of the things that Juki is currently striving for is ISO 14001 certification at all of its manufacturing plants.
This certification is the environmental seal of approval and the company has been trying to spread awareness and promote environmentally safe methods for years now. Juki has earned the certification at its head office and mother plant but not yet worldwide. Its efforts to abide by these international environmental laws are certainly laudable and serve as an example for many other manufacturing companies.