The mission of the Eastman Machine Company is to improve our customers’ cutting room efficiencies by providing durable well-crafted cutting solutions, personalized support, and expertise.
-- Robert Stevenson, President & CEO
Eastman Machine Company is a cutting machine manufacturer, providing custom engineered solutions and innovative technologies for a variety of industries. Eastman is proud to service customers in almost every country from its world headquarters in Buffalo, New York (USA), and through an international network of sales, support and engineering staff.
Eastman offers the industry's widest range of classic, hand-held and manually-operated fabric cutting machines; as well as a comprehensive line of fully automated, computerized cutting and plotting systems. Manufactured with the highest quality materials, built to precise specifications, and subject to rigorous testing, Eastman's line of cutting systems have been setting the standard for over a century. Matched to specific customer needs, Eastman has a solution for virtually every cutting requirement.
Over a century ago, a Canadian inventor named George Eastman developed the first fractional electric motor that could be mounted on a machine. The motor was attached to a reciprocating knife mechanism and the first electric fabric-cutting machine was born--The Eastman. The Eastman revolutionized the apparel industry with a tool that ended tedious manual cutting-room labor. After countless patents and improvements from the first cutter built in 1888, Eastman’s current product line includes over 100 machines that are sold worldwide and are the standard by which all cutting machines are judged.
Today, Eastman serves diverse world-wide industries from its headquarters in Buffalo, NY, its sales office in Hong Kong, its factory in Ningbo, China and its 50 worldwide dealers. Eastman is one of only a few manufacturing companies that can lay claim to thriving through three centuries, an accomplishment credited to upholding a tradition of delivering durable machinery, superior service and expertise. From the original Blue Streak straight knife cutting machine, to the most recent state-of-the-art Automated Cutting Systems, Eastman offers the world’s widest range of cutting application solutions.
At Eastman, engineered excellence isn't just our goal...it's our inspiration...