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Thread: where is brother made?

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    Junior Member lheizen's Avatar
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    OK it's been over a month since I took my brother 1500
    in to the shop. I talked to them yesterday they said they called brother and the part is on back order . If it's Japan then it would make since the nuclear accident but you think would tell my dealer that. thanks for letting me vent

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    Most machines are made in China these days...

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    Same place sister is made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Same place sister is made?
    Somebody had to say it, you just beat me too it!!

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    I have a 1500, it was made in China.

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    I had mine in the 'shop' some time ago and it needed a tension adjuster spring for the bobbin area---yeah, right! They had my machine for 8 weeks--yes, I did say 8. I finally had it and told them to give me my machine! Well, the part was 'on order' and I told them it must have been ordered from the steel mill...... I just deal with the tension issue with my embroidery. One of these days I will take it in to a fella I really trust and get it fixed.

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    Ha ha ha ha!! cute!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Same place sister is made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique Creations
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Same place sister is made?
    Somebody had to say it, you just beat me too it!!
    I was thinking "Your Mother's womb"

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    http://www.sewing-machines-for-begin...wing-machines/

    Where are Brother sewing machines actually made?

    Brother follows a regional business model. This means that while their corporate headquarters are in Japan, they do have physical operations in each of the major countries in their retail footprint. Brother International’s US Corporate headquarters is located in New Jersey and their US regional production facility is in Tennessee. You can see a complete list of Brother’s regional office and production facility locations on their corporate website here:

    http://www.brother.com/en/corporate/network/index.htm.

    In 1978, Brother built its first factory outside of Japan in Taiwan but then went on to build manufacturing facilities in their other major locations, such as the US (Tennessee), in order to reduce shipping costs and import/export taxes.

    That being said – if I browse the web I see plenty of used Brother listings that mention “made in Taiwan”. I don’t know if that means that Brother machines made in Taiwan are still imported to the US or if those machines just happened to be made before the US factory was put into service.

    This means that unless you’re buying the machine in person and can view the manufacturer’s sticker on the bottom of the machine, you may not be able to tell in advance where the machine was actually made.

    The good news is that Brother does follow ISO standards for production and quality regardless of the originating factory. Therefore, quality should be consistent across the board. Based on the overall positive ratings of Brother sewing machines it is apparent that they have been able to ensure quality, reliable performance no matter which production plant manufactured a particular sewing machine.

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    All very interesting and good to know just they would explain back order When I get her back I will look and see where she was made thanks for all comments :D

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