Bernina International AG is an international manufacturer of sewing and embroidery systems. The company was founded in 1893 in Steckborn, Switzerland. The origins of the company lie in the invention of the hemstitch sewing machine by Karl Friedrich Gegauf in 1893. Currently, the company's products include sewing machines, embroidery machines, serger/overlocker machines, and computer software for embroidery design.
VSM Group AB (Viking Sewing Machines), previously named Husqvarna Sewing Machines is a company based in Huskvarna, Sweden. Founded in 1872, the company is best known for "smart" (computerized) sewing machines and sergers under the brands Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff.
Pfaff is a manufacturer of sewing machines and is now owned by the SGSB Co.LTD.
Pfaff was founded in Kaiserslautern Germany in 1862 by instrument maker Georg-Michael Pfaff (1823 – 1893). Pfaff's first machine was handmade, and designed to sew leather in the manufacture of shoes.
Singer Corporation is an American manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I.M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark. Best known for its sewing machines, it was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865, then The Singer Company in 1963. It is based in La Vergne, Tennessee near Nashville. Its first large factory for mass production was built in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1863.