JUKI Corporation (JUKI株式会社, JUKI Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of industrial sewing machines and recently domestic machines headquartered in Tama-shi, Tokyo. It is one of the leading industrial machine manufacturers. JUKI ranks as the no.1 sewing machine manufacturer in the world.[3] Headquartered in Japan, the company currently has manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, and Vietnam, and markets its products on six continents, in about 170 countries.[3] Up until 1988, the company was known as Tokyo Juki Industrial Company, Ltd. The company motto, which doubles as a customer creed, is "Mind & Technology" (as in 'emotionally accessible technology').

JUKI Corporation
Native name
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6440
FoundedTokyo (December 15, 1938; 82 years ago (1938-12-15))
HeadquartersTsurumaki, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-8551, Japan
Key people
Akira Kiyohara (President)
RevenueIncrease JPY 107.5 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 904 million) (FY 2014)
Increase JPY 6.05 billion (FY 2014) (US$ 50.9 million) (FY 2014)
Number of employees
6,153 (consolidated, as of December 31, 2014)
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The company produces sewing machines for the home or hobbyist market. Today, JUKI is one of the top manufacturers of computerized sewing machines competing with other well-known sewing brands such as Bernina International, Brother, Janome, and Singer.

A JUKI SMT placement machine

In February 2013, Juki and Sony Corp. entered negotiations to discuss a merger of their SMT equipment businesses.[4][5]

Headquarters in Tama-Shi, Tokyo

In October 2018, the company announced a cooperative project with Hitachi that uses IoT-based digital innovation to optimize manufacturing processes, improving the production of printed circuit boards by tracking inventory control and improving small lot production.[6]

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  1. ^ "Corporate Outline". JUKI Corporation. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Company Snapshot - Financials". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Sevastopulo, Demetri (December 15, 2014). "Juki, the supreme sewing machine for the global rag trade". Financial Times. Pearson PLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Juki, Sony In Talks To Merge Parts-Mounting-Device Ops". The Nikkei. February 7, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  5. ^ Buetow, Mike (February 6, 2013). "Juki, Sony to Talk SMT Merger". Circuits Assembly. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "JUKIと日立、IoTを活用したプリント基板生産ラインの最適化で協業" [JUKI and Hitachi Collaborate on Optimization of Printed Circuit Board Production Line Utilizing IoT]. ZDNet Japan (in Japanese). October 17, 2018.

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