Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd. has opened a wholly owned subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this month.
With its economically advantageous wages and plentiful workforce combined with investments from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea in light of the Free Trade Agreement with the EU going into effect in 2018, the Vietnamese textile industry is flourishing, and Shima Seiki computerized knitting machines and computerized cutting machines are in growing demand. As a result, the company opened a wholly owned subsidiary to strengthen sales, service and the demonstration capacity for its product line.
The establishment of a subsidiary linked directly with Shima Seiki headquarters should provide peace of mind for customers who are currently, or planning on, doing business in Vietnam.
A private show will be held at the new subsidiary as an open house event. On display will be the SVR122 considered the industry benchmark for computerized flat knitting machines that features such Shima Seiki innovations as digital stitch control (DSCS) and spring-type moveable sinker system, the compact and economical SSR112 computerized flat knitting machine, P-CAM182 multi-ply computerized cutting machine suited for the automotive industry, and the SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system capable of realistic simulation that allows for virtual sampling, minimizing the need for costly, time- and resource-consuming sample-making.
Additional exhibits taken from the ITMA ASIA+CITME 2016 show held in October include the new web-based fashion archive service “staf,” Shima KnitPLM knit product lifecycle management software, as well as knitwear produced on the latest line of computerized knitting machines, including revolutionary seam-free WholeGarment knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and draping characteristics.