James Kitching

Fernite new factory model

We are expanding our cutting-edge manufacturing of knives

We’ve seen a rapid growth over the last few years, and now we have outgrown our current facilities. With our product range and sharpening service expanding we are recruiting new team members. The Fernite group has now increased to include 5 main companies Fernite, A.F. Whiteley, Mastercut, BSS, and Print Blade. We manufacture bespoke and …

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Acquisition of Mastercut by Fernite

We are delighted to announce that, Fernite of Sheffield has acquired Mastercut Cutting Systems Ltd.  Mastercut is a precision engineering company specialising in the manufacture of industrial Machine Knives and Blades. Mastercut also provides an extensive professional sharpening service of either Standard or Tungsten or HSS industrial knives with various dimensions. This acquisition provides Fernite …

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Fernite are finalists at the Sheffield Business Awards 2019

Sheffield Business Awards 2019 – Fernite make the shortlist

Fernite of Sheffield are finalists at the Sheffield Business Awards for a third year running! After winning ‘SME of the Year’ last year , Fernite have been shortlisted this year for ‘Excellence in Manufacturing’ and our MD James is in the running for the prestigious ‘Business Person of the Year’ award.  Both nominations recognise our …

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Fernite are finalists for Manufacturer of the Year at the Yorkshire Post Business Awards 2019

Fernite shortlisted among ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’

Fernite of Sheffield Ltd have made the shortlist for ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Post Business Awards. The event, which takes place at Yorkshire C.C.C.’s Headingley stadium, recognises the county’s most successful, innovative and fast-growing businesses. The Manufacturer of the Year category recognises ‘innovative products and methods which are keeping the region’s heritage …

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EMPACK 2019 - Featuring Fernite of Sheffield Ltd

We’re exhibiting at EMPACK 2019- Feb 27 & 28, Birmingham NEC

Fernite will be showcasing a wide range of packaging industry knives at EMPACK 2019 – The UK’s premier event for recycling and waste professionals. EMPACK is the UK’s leading show for packaging industry technology, and knives are a crucial component in the packaging process. Knives which perform effectively are crucial to the success of any …

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Richard Thomas has joined the Fernite team as a Steel Sales executive. He brings decades of steel expertise and knowledge to our business.

Welcoming Richard Thomas

I am please to announce that Richard Thomas  has joined the Fernite team. Richard joins Fernite having worked at some of the UK’s leading steel manufacturers, including British Steel, Vetchberry Steels and ThyssenKrupp. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our business. Richard will take on the role of Steel Sales Executive, working closely with …

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