The New Mobility

The New Mobility

— Automotive —

SHIMA SEIKI products can be used to improve automobile production.
A new future in mobility is possible
with our design systems and software, computerized knitting machines and cutting machines.


Knit It

Compared to woven fabrics, shaped knitting
can produce items to shape,
shortening lead time significantly.

Hybrid fabrics featuring
unprecedented textures
that combine knits and wovens can be produced.


Why knit with SHIMA SEIKI?

Multiple-variety, small-lot production

Shortened working process

Environmentally friendly manufacturing

Design based on each customer's technology

Support of JIT (Just In Time) production


WHOLEGARMENT® can produce items
in one entire piece three-dimensionally,
for shortened lead times and cost savings.

Attractive designs for vehicle interiors
that meet brand new needs
for the imminent EV age are possible as well.

Design System/Software SDS-ONE APEX Series

Design It

With the SDS®-ONE APEX series design system
and software, designs can be evaluated
during the planning and design stages
using "virtual samples" created by simulations.

The need for sampling is eliminated
because it is realistic enough to be regarded
as an actual product, which can shorten
lead times for product development.

In addition, accurate digital communication
can be achieved by using SDS®-ONE APEX series
by material maker, planner, and producer.

Cost reduce

Time reduce

Quality increase

display pressure points

It is possible to display pressure points across the fabric, which is useful for product design.

Fabric image

Fabric image can be pasted onto 3D data, which can be used for checking and examining the final product image.


Cut It

Production of automotive products can be further automated.
SHIMA SEIKI offers a comprehensive lineup of machines
that supports various customer needs.

Benefits of SHIMA SEIKI's Cutting Machine

MADE IN JAPAN quality and precision

Higher productivity

Labor shortage solutions

Conservation of raw material

Wide range of customization

User Support by SHIMA SEIKI

Service & Maintenance

Service & Maintenance

SHIMA SEIKI has established a user support system worldwide. Customers can use our products with reassurance from a comprehensive maintenance program, training programs suited to each customer's needs, and a steady, long-term supply of genuine parts.

SHIMA online

SHIMA online

The SHIMA SEIKI Online Services portal site is a one-stop source for accessing various web-based services.
From fashion information and SHIMA KnitManager™ to sample data downloads, FAQs and tutorials, we support our users in all stages of the product supply chain.

We can tailor solutions to fit each customer's requirements.
Please feel free to contact us.