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An innovative manufacturer, committed to quality

Fernite are a UK machine knife manufacturer, supplying the world’s greatest brands with high quality products and friendly, efficient service.

We work closely with our customers to identify problems and develop custom solutions, helping extend production runs, cut maintenance costs, reduce machine downtime, improve knife longevity, and deliver significant savings. 

 

Bag Knife - Bag making machine knives - Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

An innovative and professional partner

We’re a forward-looking, professional and innovative manufacturer. 

Fernite invest in the latest technology, and continuously improve our manufacturing processes to deliver the best products available with a fast, reliable service. 

Fernite of Sheffield Ltd Management Team

Friendly and easy to work with.

At Fernite, we pride ourselves on being friendly and easy to deal with. 

We’ll work in partnership with you to manufacture and supply knives which optimise your production processes for longer production runs, more sales and higher profits. 

Fernite supply quality UK Machine Knives to a global blue chip customer base.

A UK manufacturer with a global reach

Based in the City of Sheffield, Fernite supply UK manufactured blades to Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. We are a growing business with an expanding global customer base and an international outlook.

We supply a global, blue-chip customer base across a wide range of industries. 

Committed to quality in everything we do

Fernite have been certified as meeting the requirements of the ISO9001:2015 standard.

ISO9001 is the internationally recognised standard in quality management, and certified companies must demonstrate that systems are in place to ensure both products and services meet consistently high standards. 

Fernite are manufacturers of bespoke blades for a wide range of sectors including plastic, packaging, recycling, food, industrial consumables, printing, converting.

Reliable and
trusted

Machine knives are a critical part of the production process, and a reliable product and secure supply chain is essential.

Fernite are trusted by some of the world’s largest and most advanced manufacturers to deliver quality knives on time, every time.

Working with Fernite removes risk from your supply chain. 

Fernite Machine Knives

A collaborative,
problem-solving approach

Fernite specialise in developing solutions to our customers’ cutting problems.

From extending blade life to cutting a corrosive or toughened material, we’ve worked with a huge range of customers to deliver knives that optimize their production processes. 

Working in partnership, we deliver outstanding results. 

Fernite combine a rich heritage with the latest production technology

Rooted in history and actively producing, researching and developing contemporary manufacturing technologies, Fernite is a proud flagship of the world-famous Sheffield knives industry.

We’re happy to challenge accepted industry standards and work more flexibly with our distributors, OEMs and end users to deliver the schedules and support you need to thrive.

Having supplied the world’s leading brands with quality knives for nearly 200 years, we are one of the oldest machine knife companies in the world. We have continuously innovated and invested in technology to maintain our position at the forefront of our industry. 

Our modern, ISO9001 certified factory is equipped with the very latest production technology,  and our highly skilled, professional workforce ensure we deliver quality in every product. 

Premium Quality – Made in Sheffield
 

At Fernite ‘Made in Sheffield’ means exactly that. 

We’re based in the heart of the UK’s premier region for advanced manufacturing, and are built on centuries of proud history in the steel and knifemaking industries.

Fernite quality is unparalleled.  We use only fully traceable steel from accredited European mills and we manufacture in our own Sheffield plant. Our design and production processes use advanced CNC machining centres and precision grinding technology adapted from the exacting aerospace industry. Our ISO 9001 certification reflects our commitment to quality management excellence.

Joseph Fernehough - Our company's founder

 

A machine knife manufacturer that empowers your business

Partnership and support is central to what we do, and we pride ourselves on offering friendly, efficient customer service.

We communicate clearly and keep you in the picture. 

We value our working partnerships with every customer, giving advice, ideas and support whenever required to add maximum value to each one, from global conglomerate to SME. 

If you’ve got a problem or a new cutting challenge, we’re here to help. And because we know that schedules are crucial to your business, we’ll work with you to meet the lead times you need.

Keeping prices competitive

By manufacturing all our product in-house, we not only ensure top-class quality, we also keep prices keen. It’s good for everyone!