Shima Seiki Delivers 100,000th Machine

Japan-based flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Manufacturing Ltd. recently shipped its
100,000th machine — a 7-gauge NSSG122-SV that is scheduled to be installed at a plant owned by a
Hong Kong-based knitter that already has installed more than 3,000 Shima Seiki computerized
knitting machines.

The compact NSSG122-SV — Shima Seiki’s best-selling model — has a 48-inch knitting width and
an ultra-compact double-system carriage. The machine features the R2CARRIAGE® Rapid Response
Carriage system; WideGauge® knitting capability, which enables knitting of a wide range of gauges;
and Shima Seiki’s DSCS® Digital Stitch Control System, a standard feature that ensures production
quality and consistency, according to Shima Seiki.

Shima Seiki first exported its SEC series machines in 1984, followed by the SES series in
1989, SWG series WholeGarment® machines in 1995, and the SSG series in 2006. The company recently
celebrated its 49th year in business.

February 15, 2011