Juki

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JUKI Corporation
Native name
JUKI株式会社
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6440
IndustryMachinery
FoundedTokyo (December 15, 1938; 82 years ago (1938-12-15))
HeadquartersTsurumaki, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-8551, Japan
Key people
Akira Kiyohara (Representative Director Chairman & CEO)
Shinsuke Uchinashi (Representative Director President & COO)
Products
RevenueIncrease JPY 70.4 billion (FY 2020) (US$ 657 million) (FY 2020)
Increase JPY △4.68 billion (FY 2020) (US$ △43.8 million) (FY 2020)
Number of employees
5,287 (consolidated, as of December 31, 2020)
Websitewww.juki.co.jp/en/
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

JUKI Corporation (JUKI株式会社, JUKI Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of industrial sewing machines and domestic sewing machines, as well as high-technology SMT (surface mount technology) assembly equipment and is 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').

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] Since then, JUKI Corporation has successfully established themselves in the area of SMT assembly equipment across the world, with dedicated sales and service entities in key markets, such as Europe through JUKI Automation Systems GmbH, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany and the Americas through JUKI Automation Inc, headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA.

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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Notes and references[edit]

  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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