SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at CAITME 2022

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Turkish sales representative TETAS A.S., will participate in the CAITME 2022 Central Asian International Textile Machinery Exhibition in Tashkent, Uzbekistan next month.

This is the first time SHIMA SEIKI products are shown at the exhibition. Uzbekistan has been keen to convert its industry from raw material supplier to garment exporter, and therefore its market offers new opportunities for development and implementation of new technology.


To that end, SHIMA SEIKI will exhibit its WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology that can knit an entire garment and requires no post-process sewing. On display will be the MACH2VS WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine. The flexible and versatile MACH2VS is capable of knitting a range of production styles. As a conventional shaping machine, it is capable of all-needle knitting in its available range of 8 to 18 gauge, while WHOLEGARMENT® knitwear can be produced in half-gauge fabrics. The range of usable yarn and material has increased as well, thanks to i-DSCS+DTC® as standard equipment. The R2CARRIAGE® system that yields quicker carriage returns for greater efficiency, now features a lighter carriage for even higher productivity. MACH2VS is even capable of gaugeless knitting whereby a number of different gauges can be knit into a single garment.

Meanwhile the N.SSR112 computerised flat knitting machine offers leading technology in an economical yet reliable package. Featuring industry-leading innovations such as the R2CARRIAGE®, spring-type moveable sinker, DSCS® Digital Stitch Control System, stitch presser and takedown comb, Made-in-Japan quality, reliability, productivity, user-friendliness and cost-performance combine to satisfy the high expectations of the world’s fashion industry.

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. Digital prototyping using virtual samples on SDS®-ONE APEX4 help to digitally transform the fashion supply chain for realising sustainable manufacturing.


Exhibition Details

Exhibition:    CAITME 2022 Central Asian International Textile Machinery Exhibition Date:          ,September 7 – September 9, 2022

Hours:          10:00AM – 6:00PM (Final day: – 4:00PM)

Location:      Uz Expo Centre

Republic of Uzbekistan, 100084

  1. Temur Avenur, 107, Tashkent Tel: +998 71 238 56 11

Organizer: Iteca Exhibitions Booth No.: A74 (Pav 1)


Exhibited Technology


MACH2VS 16G            WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine N.SSR112 V14G          Computerized flat knitting machine SDS®-ONE APEX4   3D design system

For more information please contact: TETAS IC VE DIS TICARET A.S. Tel: +90-212-866-9100

Fax: +90-212-381-6383

Email: URL:


Mr. Eiji Dono





Company Name:        SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.

Established:              1962


President:                 Mitsuhiro Shima


No. of Employees: 1,392


Headquarters: Address: 85 Sakata Wakayama 641-8511 JAPAN Telephone: +81-(0)73-474-8210 (Joint Sales Division) Facsimile: +81-(0)73-474-8270 (Joint Sales Division) URL:


Core Business:          Development, manufacture, sales and service of WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machines, computerized flat knitting machines, glove and sock knitting machines, computer graphic apparel design systems, apparel CAD systems, computerized fabric cutting machines (CAM), textile printing machines and other related peripherals.

Company Profile: SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan is a leading manufacturer in the computerized flatbed knitting machine industry. With complete systems integration from planning, production to sales promotion and retail sales, SHIMA SEIKI has been dedicating its products and services to the knitting industry worldwide through the latest in computerized knitting technology.

SHIMA SEIKI is also the pioneer in complete garment manufacturing technology—called WHOLEGARMENT®—wherein an entire knitted garment is produced on the knitting machine without the need for linking or sewing afterward. Since its commercial introduction in 1995, SHIMA SEIKI has been the undisputed leader in WHOLEGARMENT® knitting technology with 35 years of on-going research and 25 years of proprietary field experience and know-how, not to mention over 2,500 related patents and patents pending worldwide.

Meanwhile SHIMA SEIKI’s SDS®-ONE APEX series 3D design system and APEXFiz™ design soft- ware feature ultra-realistic knit simulation for creating virtual samples. Virtual samples minimize time, cost and material associated with the sample-making phase. Virtual samples can also be used to gauge consumer response to items before going to market, effectively realizing production based on demand forecasting. Inventory can therefore be optimized to minimize leftover stock, realizing smart, speedy and sustainable production.