About us

Established in 1958 in the heart of the KANSAI region in Osaka, Japan, MORIMOTO MFG. CO., LTD. started to produce industrial double chain stitch machines under the brand KANSAI SPECIAL. Between 1976 and 2006 branch offices in Hong Kong, USA, Germany, Singapore, Shanghai and Bangladesh were opened in order to cover the worldwide sales through authorized distributors and dealers. The production is still today carried out in Japan in our head office in Shijonawate as well as in Ujitawara (arm bed factory) and Shitomiya (spare parts & accessories), all Japan.

In 2005 the new R&D laboratory was established in order to focus even more on automatic units especially in the Jeans sector, and high-end models in the decorative stitching field.

In more than 50 years customers all over the world appreciate the wide range of machines for applications on sports-wear, work-wear, underwear, children and ladies wear and last not least the Jeans sector. The constant research and development of new subclasses and variations make KANSAI SPECIAL a unique brand - producing machines also on customers' requests in order to satisfy the rapidly changing market demands.

The sales office in Düsseldorf/Germany covers all sales and services in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to a well assorted stock of machines and spare parts quick deliveries and services are guaranteed.