Making wool felts and hats since 1942


The tradition of YANAPI S.A., manufacturing  wool felts and hats, dates back to the beginning of the last century, when Ezio Bigalli created the Company IRSA, in Guayaquil in the  year 1942.


In 1978 the company is acquired by his daughter María Emilia Bigalli and her husband, Julio Escudero and they change the operations to Quito, generating a substantial growth the domestic market.


In 1987, in what would be the third generation, Julio, Fernando, Carlos and Fabrizio Escudero Bigalli, export for the first time to New York, United States. From that moment, Yanapi opens markets in Europe, South America, Central America, North America and Asia.

Constant striving to improve their processes in years after, has resulted in Yanapi S.A.`s endurance. Acquiring machinery from other factories to expand their productive capacity constantly implementing and improving their processes, consequently delivering the best quality for their customers.

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Being a reliable company in the headwear industry in constant innovation of products and services.


Understand and exceed consumer expectations, producing and serving with excellence and thus obtain satisfactory benefits for all.


  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Well-being and development of our staff.
  • Professionalism.
  • Tenacity in fulfilling objectives.
  • Foreign and domestic customer satisfaction.
  • Social responsibility.



Llanganates E2-22 y Tomebamba, Quito – Ecuador, 170603


+(593-2) 265-1401