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In 1921, Janome originally started out as the Pine Sewing Machine company of Japan. They were the very first sewing machine company in Japan. In those days all sewing machines were black treadle machines with long shuttle. However, the Pine sewing machine company was working on a development that would change sewing machine history, and in 1935 they unveiled a new round bobbin. The bobbin had many holes on the side and looked like a snake eye. In Japanese language “Eye of the snake” is pronounced Janome. As a result, the trademark Janome was established.


In 1954, due to the global success of the Janome J class, patented round bobbin design, the Pine sewing machine company officially changed their name to Janome.


In 2016 Janome is the world’s best-selling sewing machine company with manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. Janome also has its own research and development centre (R & D Centre), which is the basis for all strategic development. Janome has 14 sales branches: two branches in the USA and Germany, one each in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and China. In total, the company has more than 3,700 employees.


Why are Janome sewing machines so popular?

Janome plants absorbed the best achievements in the production of sewing machines. Machines meet recognized quality standard ISO 9002 and ISO 14001. Janome has its own production of high quality parts and accessories for sewing machines. Therefore, Janome sewing machines - a high quality, unmatched reliability and ease of use. Currently it produced about 280 models of household sewing machines as well as small industrial embroidery machines.

Novice and professional will be happy Janome brand. Since its inception, the company distinguished advanced and innovative developments resulting in unparalleled reliability. Janome released the first computerized household sewing machines in the world in 1979 (Memory 7), and in 1990 - domestic computer embroidery machine (Memory Craft 8000). JANOME is the world’s largest manufacture of sewing machines. Occupying up to 80% market share in some countries.  Janome also produces the highest unit volume in comparison to other brands, the number of computer sewing machines.

Janome exports its products to more than 100 countries around the world, and is proud to be a company №1 in the world of sales (excluding cast metal treadle sewing machines).

Janome USA

Established: September 1, 1960

In 1960, Janome acquired the US Company «New Home» together with the legendary brand.

New Home sewing machine is the oldest American company, existing since 1867. It has made a great contribution to the development of sewing and invented a number of innovative features, which are still used in household sewing machines. For example, «New England» and «Home Shuttle» were the most well-known sewing machines for 20 years in the 19th century. In 1882, the company took a new name «New Home», which included the first two words of famous models.

Like other well-known Japanese companies using the most advanced production line quality control, the Janome sewing machine company has successfully mastered the rich American experience for its further development.


Janome Canada: 

Founded in November 1977

Company “Janome Sewing Machine of Canada” Limited, was founded in 1977 with the purpose of expanding the business throughout the Americas, including the French-speaking area near Quebec City (Quebec). The main office is located in Toronto (Toronto), and two branches - Vancouver (Vancouver) and Montreal (Montreal). The Janome sewing machine company continues to grow, providing the most reliable sewing machines on the market.

Janome Canada also contributes Janome education around the world with Janome life blog

Janome UK

Established October 1, 1968

This British company was established in October 1968 under the name New Home Sewing Machine Company. In the mid-1990s, joining the Janome group of companies, the company changed its name to Janome UK Limited. Janome has a wide range of models of sewing machines in more than 500 retail stores throughout the UK. Janome is the leader of the UK sewing market.

Janome Company is also famous for its training centre in Stockport (Stockport), which offers a wide range of sewing courses, providing customers products Janome comprehensive service and support.

Janome Europe BV

Founded in March 2002,

Representation «Janome Europe BV» was founded in March 2002 for submission to the Janome brand in the markets of Belgium and the Netherlands. The company is located in Hoofddorp (Hoofddorp), near Amsterdam. Its main task is to promote the Janome brand in Europe.

Janome Australia

Founded December 1, 1969

For almost half a century “Janome Sewing Machine Company of Australia, shows unprecedented steady growth, and today is the leader in sales in Australia among all other sewing machine brands. 
Share Janome sewing machines in the Australia market is more than 80%. Headquartered in Melbourne. Also available are 5 offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Percy. In addition, the company also operates in New Zealand.

Janome Mexico

Company Janome Mexico Limited was founded in July 2009 to ensure proper after-sales service Janome customers. Janome Mexico continues to experience strong sales and growth. 

Janome Latin America Limited

Janome Latin America was founded in April 1998 for the sale of Janome sewing machines in Chile.

Janome Brazil 

Company (Janome Brazil Limited) was founded in April 2013, Distributing Janome sewing machines throughout Brazil.

Janome Germany

Company (Janome Deutschland) was founded in April 2008 to meet the growing needs of the German market.

Janome Japan Research & Development Centre

In 1964, Janome developed their first comprehensive research centre of sewing machines established in Tokyo. Since its establishment, many of the best models of sewing machines have been developed, including the most advanced computer-controlled.

Tokyo Factory

In 1936, in the cities of Koganei, (Koganei) and Tokyo (Tokyo) completely run the factories for the mass production of sewing machines. Opening of a new production in other countries allowed to combine these two factories into one factory in Tokyo. This factory now produces Hi-Tech class products robotics, as well as high-end sewing machines, such as the Janome 15000. All products are certified by the highest international standards. 

Taiwan: Janome Sewing Machine Limited.

Founded in March 1969.

In 1969, in Taiwan, was founded Factory «Taiwan Janome Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. », which since the construction is the largest factory in the world that produces household sewing machines.

All products are certified by international standards ISO 14001 and ISO 9002.

Thai Janome Company Limited:

Founded in March 1988

Janome now has two sewing machine factories in Thailand.

All products are certified by international standards ISO 14001 and ISO 9002.