About Us

We are the oldest industrial sewing machine distributor in Florida. Aaron Gopman founded the company in 1964, only 2 years after emigrating from the Soviet Union to Miami, Florida. With the technical experience he gained working as a mechanic in the Siberian labor camps, and his innate business abilities, he quickly established Universal as the biggest sewing machine dealership in Florida at that time. Today, his second and third generation descendants are running the company in the tradition he established.

We represent some of the most respected and best brands of equipment in the sewing industry. Famous brands such as JUKI sewing machines, Union Special bags, geotextiles, and specialty fabrics sewing equipment, Yamato sewing machines, Eastman cutting machines, Morgan Tecnica advanced automatic spreading and cutting, Unicraft cutting tables and material handling equipment (our related company).

Our Parts Department stocks large inventory of genuine parts and a large variety of Groz-Beckert and Schmetz needles to enable the least possible down time for your machines, because we understand than an idle machine costs you time and money. Same day shipment is our goal and we accomplish it almost every time.

Our knowledgeable bilingual staff consists of experienced professionals dedicated to serving customers. The sales staff provides information, advice, and price quotations quickly and courteously. They devote as much time and individual attention as is needed to fulfill customer’s needs. Our Parts Department professionals are committed to getting your orders out the same day, and to keep backorders to a minimum.

Martin Gopman

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Nathan Gopman
Sales & Marketing

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Lourdes Gorski
Sales and Customer Service

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Enrique “Kiki” Matias
Accounting Department

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We are located in the heart of Miami, near the Miami International Airport and a short distance from the PortMiami. We are easily accessible from I-95, State Road 112, and the Palmetto Expressway. And we are only 6 miles from Coral Gables.

We want to make your sewing and cutting rooms be state-of-the-art, cost efficient operations. We can help you achieve that goal with our capabilities, our expertise, and the many years of experience. We consider you our partner in a highly competitive industry, and we dedicate ourselves to work with you to make your operation a success.