Yamato Sewing Machine Mfg. Obtains ISO 9001:2000 Certificate
Yamato Sewing Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd. obtained a certificate to meet an
international standard on quality management system, ISO 9001:2000/JIS
Q 9001:2000 from its screening institute, Japan Quality Assurance Organization
(JQA) on April 6, 2001. The relevant certificate number is JQA-QM6412.
Scope of registration is as detailed below.
Organization: Yamato Sewing Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Scope of Registration: the design/development and manufacture of industrial sewing machines(for
double chain stitch, overlock and safety stitch, interlock chain stitch, lockstitch, single thread
chain stitch)
Associated organization:
Scope of activity: the manufacture of industrial sewing machine(for double chain
-stitch, overlock and safety stitch, interlock chain stitch, lockstitch, single thread
-chain stitch)
-Daikyo Industrial Co., Ltd.
-Yamato Seiki Co., Ltd.

As described above, the scope of registration covers the marketing, design, development,
manufacture, shipment, sale's, delivery and support service, including parts sale, of all industrial
sewing machines manufactured by this company. The registered organization are Yamato Sewing
Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.(headquarters, Toyonaka factory, all branch offices, sales offices, suboffices
and service stations) and its associated organizations; Daikyo Industrial Co., Ltd. and Yamato Seiki
Co., Ltd. Yamato is the first company in the sewing machine industry that has ever obtained the
ISO 9001:2000 certificate as an organization including all associated companies of its group.

Brief Explanation of ISO 9001:2000:
A certificate of international quality management to be issued by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO). It is for proving a capability of stably supplying the products which meet
customers' demand and the relevant control requirements in order to assure product quality and
enhance customers' satisfaction. In order to obtain the certificate, it is necessary for a company
itself to determine a policy and schedule on quality control and configure a management system for
quality maintenance and improvement to execute and follow the above policy and schedule so as to target customers' satisfaction at a higher level and efficiently run a quality management system.