Our staff

Chiharu Kiyohara, 3D-knit engineer

Kiyo has experience for more than 15 years as a 3D-knit technical engineer at SHIMASEIKI in Japan. He has developed new generation 3D-knitting machine. He has been producing not only fashion products like sweaters, gloves or beanies, but also shoes, furniture and technical knitted products. He's been visiting knitting-factories all over the world for support and  training. He's been pasionate to motor sports for many years, but after moving to Norway he now enjoys both skiing, hiking and fishing. 

Yukiko Kiyohara, digital fabric creator

Yukiko can create digital knit and woven fabric with Design system named APEX4.This system helps us that sustainable product planning and shorten lead time. She has experience more than 10 years as design system operator at SHIMASEIKI in Japan. She supported and gave the training for apparel company and fabric manufacturer all over the world. She likes traveling, she wants to visit and enjoy all of Norway.


Chiharu Kiyohara (Kiyo)                             Yukiko Kiyohara                                             

E-mail kiyo@3dknitting.no                        E-mail yukiko@3dknitting.no                       

Mobile (+47) 904 73 912                                Mobile (+47) 958 71 108 


Åsne Folstad - administration                    Lill Therese Aurdal Fure - accounting  

E-mail asne@skaparglede.no                      E-mail lill@skaparglede.no      

Mobile (+47) 924 55 852                                 Mobile (+47) 900 55 923


Lars Einar Riksheim - Chairman of the board

E-mail lars@amatec.no

Mobile (+47) 922 52 922