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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Where are the Pfaff Ambitions made? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 8/28/13 1:24 PM

I was just wondering which country makes the Ambitions. Are they made in a different factory than the higher end Pfaffs?

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Date: 8/28/13 2:33 PM

My 1.5 says Made in Taiwan on the bottom, but I don't know about factories.

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Date: 8/28/13 3:42 PM

My Ambition Essential says it was made in Taiwan. I can't check my PCP because it is in the shop being repaired. I will say this though, this little machine is sewing BEAUTIFULLY. I was surprised that it stitches as nice as it does. Of course it is a little louder than my PCP, but nothing terrible. In my case this machine is meant to be just for a travel & back up machine, but right now I am sewing on it everyday while my PCP is in for repairs! I do not regret purchasing it at all. If my funds were not limited I would have gotten the Ambition 1.5, but with that being said this machine does everything I NEED it too!

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Date: 8/28/13 8:46 PM

Thanks for the information. Sounds like they are well-made machines.

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Date: 8/29/13 11:41 AM

My QE 4.0 says made in China. I bought it for my travel machine but use it for 80% of my sewing and quilting. I am not even tempted to trade up for a higher end model.

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Date: 8/29/13 11:45 AM

Regardless of where the machines are made, there are company employees overseeing quality control.

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Date: 8/29/13 1:58 PM

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Regardless of where the machines are made, there are company employees overseeing quality control.

Isn't that what's been said about Bernina and their switch to producing most models in their Thailand factory - then look at the 7 series -
I think Pfaff wasn't getting the qc needed for awhile during transitions between new ownerships in past years and many changes with new models coming out, new production places, etc. But I have been really impressed (as have so many others who've posted rave comments about various current models) with what they're doing now, I tested a couple new models and really liked the way they sew, wish they were quieter like my old ones, and while I try to avoid made in China I have to say the quality depends as much or more on the integrity and standards of the employees overseeing qc than where it was made. Who let all those 7xx's out of B's factory when the factory stitchouts that accompanied brand new machines were substandard?
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Date: 8/29/13 7:06 PM

The Bernina 780 is made in their Swiss factory...and it has the same problems as the Thailand-made 710 and 750.

My PCP sews flawlessly...and it was born in a VSP-owned factory in Asia.

As you said, it's the level of QC that counts. Personally, I don't care where any machine was born, I just care if it can sew.

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Date: 8/29/13 11:37 PM

AMEN!!

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Date: 8/30/13 9:28 AM

My Pfaff Select 4.0 was made in China, and it stitches very well. Between my vintage machines and my computerized ones, lots of countries of manufacture are represented, and many eras of sewing. Sewing machines have an interesting history.

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