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1923
Fukuhara Tomosuke Shoten was established in Osaka and started to import/export textile machinery.
1945
The company was renamed to Fukuhara Industrial & Trading Co., Ltd.
1956
Manufacturing division was separated from Fukuhara Industrial & Trading Co., Ltd. to be an independent company as "Precision Fukuhara Works, Ltd.".
-- Main machine models then produced: STS-L, STS-M, STS-P, FIL, FIL-D, MF, MF-T, RIM and JWS
1961
Business/technical collaboration contract was concluded with Monarch Knitting Machinery Corp. in USA.
-- Model PFW, pattern wheel single knit jacquard machine
-- Cylinder exchange system for gauge alteration on single knit machines
1962
-- FJ-3R (precision-enhanced single knit raceway machine) equipped with square cam set pieces for the first time in the world
This model further devolved into the world's renowned FJ-4R.
1963
Participated for the first time in #46 KAE (Knitting Art Exhibition) in held USA and fully entered into the US market through Monarch Knitting Machinery Corp.
1967
Participated for the first time in ITMA held in Basel, Switzerland and started marketing in Europe.
-- JIL-7 in 28 gauge, the best selling machine in Japan
1968
-- XL frame, platform for single knit convertible series. Launched convertible machines on the market.
1970
-- L frame, new frame for double knit machines
-- LJW-60, double knit design-wheel jacquard machine with multi-feeders
1973
-- LEC-48, double knit electronic needle selection machine
1974
-- LIM-108A equipped with the world's first closed cam system
This model greatly enhanced knitting performance and productivity.
1978
-- SEC-24S, the world's first single knit electronic 3-position needle selection machine
1980
-- SEC-24Y, the world's first single knit electronic needle selection machine with 4-color auto-stripers
1981
-- Double knit auto-stripers
1984
-- SEC-36Y, single knit electronic needle selection machine with auto-stripers
1985
Knitting Technology Research Laboratory was completed.
1988
FX-Z4S (single knit machine) was developed.
1994
-- New frames, V and VX frames
-- RDS (Rotary Drop cam System) enabled one-touch alteration of camming from outside.
-- V-LPJ4B, double knit semi-jacquard machine
1995
The head office/factory was totally damaged in the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
1996
Seishin factory was built in Seishin Science Park in Nishi-ku, Kobe to be engaged in machining of knitting machine parts.
-- V-SECPL, single knit electronic sinker selection machine
1997
The head office/main factory was re-constructed in Higashinada-ku, Kobe.
1999
The factories acquired ISO9001 certification.
-- V-LEC4D, double knit machine having both cylinder and dial electronic needle selection
2000
-- V-LEC4DGTY, double knit garment strip machine having both cylinder and dial electronic needle selection with 4-color auto-stripers
2001
-- ATSS (Automatic Tape Speed System) and ACSS (Automatic Central Stitch System)
2003
-- V-AERGY, double knit garment length machine with 4-color auto-stripers
2004
-- VX-SECWY6, single knit electronic needle selection machine with a wrap insertion mechanism and 6-color auto-stripers
2005
-- VX-RSY3RE, single knit electronic needle selection machine with  3-color auto-stripers
2006
-- V-FY3, double knit multi-feeder machine with 3-color auto-stripers
-- OD4-VXC-A3, single knit raceway machine with open width take-up device
2007
-- V-LEC4DSI, double  knit electronic jacquard machine with needle selection systems on both cylinder and dial

< Worldfs first ultra-fine gauge, 36G, electronic jacquard machine >
 
-- V-LEC6BSD & V-LEC7BSD, double knit electronic needle selection machine
  -- V-SEC4BFY6, single knit electronic needle selection machine with 6-color auto-stripers
2008
-- V-LEC4DGTFY6, double knit garment-length electronic jacquard machine with both-side needle selection
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2009
-- Single knit ultra fine gauge (60G) machine, VXC-S3.2 was developed.
-- Seishin new factory building was inaugurated. PFW's Higashinada headquarters were moved to and integrated into Seishin factory on this occasion.




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