Mec-Val S.r.l., a company based in Vigevano, has been present on the shoe machinery market for
over fifty years and it is known worldwide for its manufacture of sewing machines to stitch the
shoes with box soles (Opanka).
The company was fouded in the 30's and it began its activity by manufacturing "Blake" machines
suitable for stitching the bottom of the shoes. Afterwards the firm managed to successfully penetrate
the national market with its sole attaching machines, too
Mec-Val underwent its greatest development in the 80's and it is still successfull on the shoe
machinery market thanks to the design and the production in those years of a single thread sewing
machine with oscillating horn to stitch Opanka soles in an innovative way. This model, which is easy
to use and which guarantees high productivity, has enabled the Mec-Val brand to become a qualified
reference point all over the world.
In the following years the Vigevano firm has engaged to improve its own production line and
to design new models, which consist of double thread sewing machines, with lockstitch, with
a great improvement in the quality of the manufacturing process.
Mec-Val is constantly engaged in the design of new machines and addresses its research to the
sectors of sole fixing to uppers, of the roughing of uppers, of sole and upper pressing and of sole
stitching to uppers: the company has designed various models in order to better satisfy, and sometimes
to anticipate, the needs of many shoe manufacturers in every phase of production.