SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at ITM 2022


Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan will participate in

the ITM 2022 International Textile Machinery Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey this month.

A prominent market for SHIMA SEIKI computerized knitting machines with both an established export base to Europe

as well as a vibrant domestic market, Turkey continues to be a high-profile target market for the company’s

WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology.


To that end, SHIMA SEIKI will exhibit a wide range of its products, including proposals in seam-free

WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology that offers an alternative to labor-intensive manufacturing in Turkey and other

international markets. Featured is the flagship MACH2XS WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine with original

SlideNeedle™ on four needle beds and spring-loaded moveable sinkers with expanded patterning capability, the

MACH2VS V-bed machine for producing WHOLEGARMENT® items using every other needle, as well as the compact

SWG091N2 for producing smaller WHOLEGARMENT® items and accessories.

A brand new proposal in V-bedWHOLEGARMENT® knitting will also be introduced in the form of the N.SVR183 machine. N.SVR123SP features a special loop presser bed that can produce hybrid inlay fabrics with both knit and weave characteristics. N.SVR123SP at ITM will feature the special i-Plating option, capable of alternating yarn colors in any pattern, producing jacquard-like designs using plain jersey stitch for even greater diversity in knit design. Meanwhile N.SSR112 offers industry-leading technology in an economical yet reliable package made in Japan. Also on display is the SFG20 glove knitting machine.

Demonstrations will be performed on SHIMA SEIKI’s SDS®-ONE APEX4 design system. At the core of the company’s “Total Fashion System” concept, SDS®-ONE APEX4 provides comprehensive support throughout the production supply chain, integrating production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design, to production and even sales promotion. Especially effective is the way SDS®-ONE APEX4 improves on the design evaluation process with its ultra-realistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples replace physical sampling, consequently reducing time, cost and material that otherwise go to waste. The same capability is present inAPEXFiz™ subscription-based design software. Installed on personal computers, APEXFiz™ features the same functionality as SDS®-ONE APEX4, but with the added versatility to adapt to different work styles and business environments including teleworking and telecommuting. Digital prototyping using virtual samples on SDS®-ONE APEX4and APEXFiz™ help to digitally transform the fashion supply chain for realizing sustainable manufacturing. APEXFiz™ will be shown along with SHIMA SEIKI’s yarnbank™ digital yarn web platform that further enhances the realism of virtual samples.






Exhibition details

Exhibition: ITM 2022 International Textile Machinery Exhibition

Date: Tuesday, 14th – Saturday, 18th June 2022

Hours: 9:30AM – 6:00PM (Final day: – 5:00PM)

Location: Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center (Istanbul)

Cumhuriyet Mah, Eski Hadimkoy Yolu Cd No:9 D:1,

34500 Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 212 867 11 00

Organizer: Teknik Fuarcilik Ltd.

Booth No.: Hall 7, Stand 709

Exhibited technology

MACH2XS153 08L WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine

MACH2VS183 16G WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine

MACH2VS183 18G WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine

SWG091N2 05G WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine

SWG091N2 15G WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine

N.SVR183 V21G WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine

N.SVR123SP V14G Computerised flat knitting machine

N.SSR112 V14G Computerised flat knitting machine

SFG20 21G Automatic seamless glove knitting machine

SDS®-ONE APEX4 3D design system

APEXFiz™ Design software yarnbank™ Digital yarn sourcing website