DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED WITH A PASSION AND SPIRIT OF INNOVATION.
WE WANT TO SHARE COC’S FUNCTION IN THE WORLD.
COC CEO / FOUNDER
Our company name of COC came from CROSS OCEAN COMPANY which started when Eiichi Kobayashi invented a surfboard bag for his surf trips back in 2001. He didn’t like the regular surfboard bags at the time because he used to bring three to four boards with different lengths depending on the surf in different destinations. His board bag is expandable and protects with a hard-plastic shell. He made 50 pieces of them and sold out of them quickly but was so busy working for his family’s business FYH which is the first Japanese pillow block bearing manufacturer since 1950. So he did not have time to continue CROSS OCEAN. CROSS OCEAN suspended operations when the last bag was sold.
Eiichi Kobayashi worked for FYH for 34 years and was the president of FYH and FYH USA, during that time he invented many new designs for FYH. He left FYH in June of 2018 and came back to CROSS OCEAN. He wants to continue to innovate bearing units rather than surfboard bags.