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Egorievsk-SHOES JSC

One of the largest enterprises of light industry in Russia

History

Opening December 30, 1936, the Egorievsk Shoe Factory has never once halted production.

Over the last 79 years the company has become one of the leaders of the Russian light industry, adopted the best practices in the shoe business, modernized production, and created its successful Kotofey brand.

79 years
of uninterrupted
production
1936-2014
600
Employees
100+
More than
100 awards
1996
Start of contracted production of children’s shoes for the Italian company IGI
2001
Phasing out of contracted production and registration of the its own Kotofey brand
2004
Production
certification in accordance with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000 (‘Digart International Ltd.’ Switzerland.)
2013
Production certification
in accordance with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008
2011
Opening of the company’s logistics warehouse
2007
Opening of a new production site
2014
Russian Quality
award

Developments in production gave rise to a stable level of quality, a wide range of shoes, and also the creation of their own recognizable brand.

Thus came about the logo of a running cat in a hat, and the process of introducing new quality standards in production.

The recent history of Egorievsk Shoes JSC is an example of expert management and of a successful development strategy. The factory management overcame the difficult economic times that befell Russia in the 90s by securing a lucrative contract to produce children’s shoes for the Italian firm IGI. Through this partnership, the company was able to train its staff, gain valuable experience and acquire modern equipment.

Production sites

This brought about success exceeding all expectations. To meet the increased demand for Kotofey shoes, Egorievsk Shoes signed contracts with the best production sites in Russia, unifying them under a singular brand name.

1

Egorievsk Shoes JSC Egorievsk, Moscow Region

Principal production site

Company specialists oversee
quality control in all the plants

2

Kurskobuv LLC Kursk, Kursk Region

3

Surana LLC Zaraysk, Moscow Region

1500+
More than 1,500
qualified specialists
Modern foreign
equipment
2+ mln
2 million pairs
of shoes
annually

Today Egorievsk Shoes is one of the leading light industry enterprises in Russia. The history of the factory serves as an example of the necessities and the perspectives o developing Russian brands to naysayers.

awards
2004
Gold medal, 500
Successful Enterprises
of Russia 2004
A program to identify reliable,
professional and stable
enterprises in Russia
2005
Russian National
Olympia 2005
A nationwide public award for
outstanding achievements and
significant contribution to the social and economic development of the state
2013
Leader of Russia
2013
An annual federal rating program of awarding the leading enterprises of the Russian economy