About BERNINA

Modern machines for creative people

About BERNINA

BERNINA International AG is a leading global manufacturer of sewing and embroidery machines.


needle
Business Operations

Business Operations

The BERNINA Textile Group includes several companies in its business operations.

Learn more
needle
History

History

A long tradition of BERNINA know-how: Take a look back at our past.

Learn more


Values & Philosophy

Values & Philosophy

BERNINA focuses on long-term performance and continuous innovation, with special emphasis on quality, performance, technology, design and service.

Learn more
Vision

Vision

How BERNINA has been a long-time, innovative leader in textile work.

Learn more
BERNINA Quality

BERNINA Quality

From A as in Appliqué to Z as in Zigzag.

Learn more

BERNINA New Zealand

BERNINA New Zealand

Here in New Zealand, Bernina has been a favourite machine among sewers, crafters, quilters, dressmakers and embroiderers for over 75 years.

Learn more
Sustainability

Sustainability

BERNINA is focused on economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Learn more
Subsidiary Companies & Partners

Subsidiary Companies & Partners

Companies that we work with.

Learn more


BERNINA International AG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sewing and embroidery machines. BERNINA products are used by quality and design conscious users worldwide for textile work, sewing, embroidery and quilting, as well as for felting and tailoring. Innovation has been BERNINA's policy since day one. Karl Friedrich Gegauf invented the first hemstitch sewing machine at the end of the 19th century. This special sewing machine caused a major sensation, as hemstitches had always been sewn by hand. In 1932, the first household sewing machine with the name BERNINA left the Steckborn factory.

Today, BERNINA International AG produces a multitude of machines that are distinguished by modern technology and targeted to the diverse needs of ambitious, creative people. BERNINA is headquartered in Steckborn, in the Thurgau canton of Switzerland. As an independent family company, BERNINA is not listed on the stock exchange. BERNINA manufactures machines and accessories at its production facilities in Steckborn, Switzerland and Lamphun, Thailand.