The present AMF Reece Company was formed in 1991 by joining together two of the industry's
oldest and most respected specialized sewing machine manufacturers, AMF Sewn Products Inc.
and the Reece Corporation. The merger brought together the resources and technical experience
of two companies that had been developing innovative and revolutionary products of the sewing
industry since the late 1800's. In 1995 AMF Reece Inc. purchased the Minerva Company based in Prostejov
the Czech Republic. The Minerva Company had also been designing and manufacturing a wide range of sewing
machines, including eyelet buttonhole models. This acquisition was a strategic move by AMF Reece, giving
the company additional manufacturing and engineering capacity.