Company History

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

1959

Started commercial production of Japan's first egg washer called Kyowa Egg Washer.

1960

Establishment of Kyowa Machinery as a company.

1967

Brought out US series as Japan's first Automatic Egg Washing and Grading machine.

1969

Incorporated as Kyowa Machinery Co., Ltd.

1970

Brought out YS-150 (15,000 eggs/h) Automatic Egg Washing and Grading machine with Japan's first 6-row washing process.

1976

Increased capital amount to 10 million JPY.
Contracted exclusive license agreement with FMC Corporation for the egg transferring technology.

1980

Brought out PV-200 (20,000 eggs/h) Egg Washing and Grading machine with semi-automatic packing feature.

1981

Brought out PM-200 (20,000 eggs/h) Egg Washing and Grading machine with automatic packing feature.

1982

Developed the integrated computer grading process with loadcell weighing technology.
Brought out COMS-200 (20,000 eggs/h) Semi-Automatic Egg Grading System.

1983

Brought out JOB-250 (25,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.

1986

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.

1987

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.

1990

Increased capital amount to 60 million JPY, and SBIC West Japan becomes a shareholder.

1991

Brought out JOB-600 (60,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.

1992

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.

1993

Received New Business Excellence Award from Chugoku New Business Conference.
Brought out QK-200 (12,000 eggs/h) Egg Breaking System.

1994

Received Good Company Award (Corporate Excellence Prize) from the Medium and Small Business Research Institute.

1996

Brought out RP series Automatic Tray to Pack Egg Loading System.

1999

Brought out PRO series Full-Automatic Egg Grading System with robot packing process.
Brought out FP-600 (60,000 eggs/h) Farmpacker.

2002

Developed BEE series Brood Egg Detector by using spectral pattern analysis technology.

2004

Developed DEE series Dirty Egg Detector by using image analysis technology.

2005

Brought out SKY series Full-Automatic Egg Grading System with world's first build-in self cleaning feature.

2007

Brought out CS6 series Full-Automatic Egg Grading System with world's first 6 track grading process technology.

2008

Received Technology Contribution Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Chugoku-Shikoku Branch.

2009

Brought out SKY-380 (38,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.

2010

Received Prefectural Governor Award from Okayama prefecture as a provider of Next-generation Childcare Support.

2011

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.

2012

Brought out SKY-1140 (114,000 eggs/h) Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.
Brought out BEX-001 abnormal egg detector.

2013

Brought out “OVOFLASH” liquid egg pasteurizer made by ACTINI SAS, France.

2015

Brought out SKY-760G Full-Automatic Egg Grading System.

2016

Brought out Crack Egg Detector CEX with the newly developed “Vibration Analysis Method”.

2017

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.

2018

Brought out PBR-380(38,000 eggs/h) Single Pack Caser.
Kyowa machinary signed a sales agent agreement with HatchTech(Incubator manufacturer,Netherlands.)