|Hoffman Brothers specializes in providing
technical knowledge for sewing and die cutting.
idea, but don’t know how to sew it? Call
Hoffman Brothers. A manufacturer and distributor of equipment
for the sewn products industry since 1903, they have a
wealth of experience in a variety of industries.
With four locations in the greater Chicago, IL area, they
have serviced industries as varied as flag making, duffle
bags, furniture, automotive interiors, tents and awnings,
lingerie, shoes, embroidery and much more.
In a market that has evolved into more industrial sewing,
as opposed to garment manufacturing, Hoffman Brothers has
had to expand its range of expertise and offer more services
to meet its customers needs. "In the late 1950’s,
we began importing die cutting equipment from Europe," comments
Scott Hoffman, Vice President of Hoffman Brothers. "Since
that time we have become specialists in automated die cutting
systems, including swing arm clickers, traveling head and
four column full head presses with cutting pressures from
15 to 300 tons. More recently, we have added a line of
strip cutting machines and ‘intelligent’ laser
cutting equipment which can employ a television camera
to fully automate various cutting processes.
"In addition, we have acquired the inventory, equipment
and machinery of C&W Sewing Machine Attachment Co.,
and are adding more engineering capabilities," he
continues. "We are currently manufacturing a variety
of special purpose sewing equipment for the textile industry,
including multi-needle machines with widths up to 48 inches.
We can also manufacture any sewing machine attachment,
gauge set or part, even obsolete ones.
||"Although we have one of the largest used sewing
machine inventories in the United States, we are now concentrating
on manufacturing:’ explains Mr. Hoffman. "Our
customers now recognize that they need labor saving devices,
special attachments, workstations and innovative automated
equipment to insure their companies’ success for
"Our typical customer profile is changing," he
continues. ‘An increasingly larger percentage of
our business is from progressive smaller companies who
are innovating and developing new products. Because of
our integration of manufacturing into the supplier equation,
we are better able to serve their needs.
"Not only can we provide garment/ product analysis,
machine recommendations, production figures and plant
layout and design-we can now use our engineering skill
and research to custom tailor a complete solution from
the cutting room to the sewing room. Our customers need
only bring a concept of what they want to accomplish
and we provide the knowledge and technical capacity
to develop what they need. And to complete the transaction,
we offer our own convenient in-house equipment leasing
alternatives. The result is a very complete offering
of services and parts."
For those wishing to reach Hoffman
847/671-1550, outside Illinois call
or write Hoffman Brothers, 1795 Birchwood Avenue, Rosemont, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018-3005.
Reprint from The Needle's Eye, No. 388