A history began with a young inventor
The founder of Kyowa Machinery, Hiroshi Tomosue, was a technical engineer. Being one who threw himself and his money into his research, it is not surprising that the family finances were tight and the rest of his family member had to work to make ends meet.
It then happened that his 14-year-old son Shigeo was given the Prime Minister's Award at a school student invention and innovation award sponsored by a major newspaper company. His invention was an egg washer with rolling brush. His family produced few hundreds of eggs for daily cash earnings, and he came up with the idea of egg washing machine because he had to wash so many of them everyday.
This article on the newspaper ran drew the attention of poultry farmers across Japan. Phone calls poured in with requests for the machine. This became a turning point to Hiroshi Tomosue to design the world's first automatic egg washer in 1959, and he founded small factory called Kyowa Machinery on the following year. This is the first page of the history for Kyowa Machinery Co.,Ltd.
STEP IN THE HISTORY
Increased capital amount to 10 million JPY.
Contracted exclusive license agreement with FMC Corporation for the egg transferring technology.
Developed the integrated computer grading process with loadcell weighing technology.
Brought out COMS-200 (20,000 eggs/h) Semi-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Increased capital amount to 20 million JPY.
Relocate the head office and plant to present location.
Brought out JOB-200 (20,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Brought out LUNA-100 (10,000 eggs/h) Semi-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Developed QP-N600 (36,000 eggs/h) as Japan's first High Speed Egg Breaking System by cooperative project with Kewpie Corporation.
Brought out QK-400 (24,000 eggs/h) Egg Breaking System.
Brought out JOB-900 (90,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Brought out FP-300 (30,000 eggs/h) Farmpacker.
Received New Business Excellence Award from Chugoku New Business Conference.
Brought out QK-200 (12,000 eggs/h) Egg Breaking System.
Brought out PRO series Full-Automatic Egg Grading System with robot packing process.
Brought out FP-600 (60,000 eggs/h) Farmpacker.
Establishment of Guangzhou Guangxing Kyowa Machinery Co., Ltd. in China as a joint venture company with Guangzhou Guangxing Poultry Equipment Co., Ltd.
Brought out SKY-760 (76,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Brought out SKY-1140 (114,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Brought out BEX-001 abnormal egg detector.
Brought out RP-400(40,000 eggs/h) Pack Packer.
Brought out PBR-400(40,000 eggs/h) Double Pack Caser.
Kyowa Machinery has been selected to “The Driving Company for the regional future” by Japan’s Ministry of Economy.
Brought out PBR-380(38,000 eggs/h) Single Pack Caser.
Kyowa machinary signed a sales agent agreement with HatchTech(Incubator manufacturer,Netherlands.)