TAJIMA’s History: Opening a Vista for the Future
Established Tokai Industrial Sewing Machine Limited Private Company.
Started the sales and repair of industrial sewing machines.
Started the manufacture and sales of TAJIMA-brand Multi-head Automatic Embroidery Machines.
Started the manufacture and sales of TM Series Single Needle Type Multi-head Automatic Embroidery Machines.
Developed the jump mechanism.
Established Tajima Industries Ltd. to strengthen the sales division.
Reorganized Tokai Industrial Sewing Machine Limited Private Company into Tokai Industrial Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. along business expansion.
Started the manufacture and sales of TMB Series 6-needle (6-color) Full-automatic color-change Embroidery Machines.
Started the manufacture of TMBE Series Bridge Type Automatic Embroidery Machines by introducing electronic 6-needle (6-color) automatic color change technology.
Developed a dedicated apparatus for rolled textile embroidery (Automatic Frame Changer).
Started the sales of TMCE Series Multi-head Electronic Chenille Embroidery Machines, the world-first automatic embroidery machines of this type.
Started the sales of TMLE Series Multi-head Electronic Lock Stitch Chenille Embroidery Machines.
Started the sales of TMEF Series 9-needle Type Electronic Embroidery Machines.
Started the sales of Sequin Embroidery Machines, realizing the world’s-first combined use of sequin embroidery and plain embroidery.
Started the sales of TMLE-D5 Series Embroidery Machines with a pair arrangement of lock-stitch-handle embroidery heads.
Established “Tajima America Corporation” as a base for the TAJIMA Group in the United States.
Added a 12-needle type to the lineup.
Developed a Noise Reduction mechanism.
Added a multi-color (6-color) type to Chenille Embroidery Machines.
Announced Mix Embroidery Machines with plain and Chenille embroidery.
Completed TLFD Series Laser-cut Embroidery Machines.
Added a 15-needle type to the lineup in response to the requirements of February 1983 the multi-color age.
Announced TLMX Series Heater-wire Sewing Machines, innovative combination machines.
Established “Shanghai Tajima Embroidery Machinery Co., Ltd.” as a 100% subsidiary company in Shanghai, China.
Established “TM Industrial Machine Co., Ltd.” as a member of the TAJIMA Group.
Sale of composite fiber sewing machine TCWM, which realizes mass production of high-precision preforms
Established “Tajima Europe S.A.R.L.” in the France.
Released TMAR-KC Series Multi-Head Embroidery Machines equipped with a digitally-controlled presser foot.
Sale of multitasking machine “PAX” series that enables perforation, sewing, and embroidery with one unit
Started sales of the compact embroidery machine “SAI”
The world’s first embroidery machine equipped with the “i-TM” mechanism that automatically controls thread tension suitable for embroidery designs