Established in 1959 as a dedicated manufacturer of hydraulic machines, Kou Yi Iron Works Co., Ltd. enjoys high regard among shoemakers worldwide as a reliable maker of various shoemaking machines after working out a manually operated vertical injection machine in 1962.
The company truly made a name for itself in shoemaking in 1970, when its first spiral straight-type injection machine for making footwear of PVC foam was unveiled and sought-after by downstream shoemakers. Dedicated to R&D, this seasoned maker continued to release various shoemaking machines, including Taiwan’s first locally-made automatic rotary-type joining and ejecting molding machine, PU injection molding machines, sole injection machines and so forth, to boost its presence in the line.
The company’s product line includes air-blown shoe injection molding machines, EVA (ethylenevinyl acetate) foam injection molding machines, one/two-color sole injection molding machines, one/two-color sandal, slipper and plastic shoe injection molding machines, sport shoe injection and jointing molding machines and rain boot injection molding machines.
Kou Yi is one of Taiwan’s best officially-recognized manufacturers of its kind, having won numerous prizes from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), including the Outstanding Machinery Dragon Award, Good Product Design Award and Outstanding Project Design Award. And its steady R&D has also helped to obtain many patents in Taiwan.
Thanks to decades-long efforts on improvement of machines, the ISO-9002-certified company has established export outlets in the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and East Europe, and stepped up expanding into Russia and Brazil.