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Shima to present sportswear innovations at ISPO Munich

Shima Seiki will be a corporate sponsor to the ISPO Brandnew Village, a special platform for promising newcomers to the sports industry.

19th January 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wakayama


Shima Seiki, a leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer of Wakayama, together with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia, will participate at the ISPO exhibition in Munich, Germany, at the end of this month. Shima Seiki will be a corporate sponsor to the ISPO Brandnew Village, a special platform for promising newcomers to the sports industry.

On display in Brandnew Village will be the latest sportswear samples using water repellent yarns produced on its latest line of computerised knitting machines, including seam free Wholegarment knitwear that features superior fit, comfort and style that are ideal for sportswear. Demonstrations will be performed on a working Wholegarment knitting machine along with a computer design system.

MACH2XS123 Wholegarment knitting machine. © Shima Seiki

The flagship MACH2XS Wholegarment knitting machine features innovations such as the original SlideNeedle on four needle beds as well as the company’s patented spring loaded moveable sinker system. “It can knit beautiful, high-quality 3D Items with dimensional structures and details that are unique to Wholegarment, all with very high efficiency while minimising dependence upon labour intensive sewing and linking. Produced in its entirety on the knitting machine, Wholegarment is sustainable knitwear that consumes only the minimum amount of materials required for that item,” the manufacturer explains.


The SDSONE APEX3 3D design system will also be available for demonstrating Shima Seiki’s Total Fashion System concept. APEX3 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.

SDSONE APEX3 3D design system. © Shima Seiki

“Especially effective is the way APEX3 improves on the design evaluation process with its ultrarealistic simulation capability, whereby virtual samples minimise the need for actual sample making. This realises significant savings in time, cost and material, contributing further to sustainable manufacturing,” the company reports.

Exhibition details

Exhibition: ISPO Munich 2018

Date: 28-31 January 2018

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

Venue: Messe München

Messegelände 81823 München, Germany

Tel: +49 89 94920720

Organiser: Messe München GmbH

Tel: +49 89 94911388

Booth No.: Hall B4 Booth BN04

Exhibited technology

  • MACH2XS123 15L Wholegarment knitting machine
  • SDSONE APEX3 3D design system

For more information please contact:

Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A.

Tel: +39 02 216621

Email: [email protected]


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