Compare Brother & Babylock

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Brother and Babylock are both manufacturers of sewing and embroidery machines. Both companies were established and maintain head offices in Japan.


Brother has a history dating back to 1908, when Kanekichi Yasui established the Yasui Sewing Machine Company. In 1934, the company was incorporated as Nippon and later became Brother. A team of engineers established Babylock in 1964 by a team of engineers and middle managers to manufacture sewing machines.


Babylock specializes in the manufacture and marketing of sewing machines and accessories in the United States and around the world. Brother produces sewing machines as part of its Personal & Home business; other sectors of Brother’s business include Network & Contents and Machinery & Solutions.



Babylock produces a number of types of sewing and embroidery machines as well as accessories, including software and downloads. Brother produces commercial sewing machines, embroidery sewing machines and computerized sewing machines.