Machine Knives Manufacturer

An innovative machine knife manufacturer, committed to quality

Fernite is a machine knife manufacturer, supplying the world’s greatest brands with high quality industrial knives and blades. Our machine knives are widely used across the world in many industries, including in food, packaging, rubber, plastics and building materials.

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.  

Quality manufactured machine knives

Combining nearly two centuries of traditional skill with advanced precision technologies, Fernite Machine knives manufactures the world’s finest machine knives, blades and cutters. Fernite was established in 1832 with over 180 years’ heritage in the Sheffield knife industry.

We use hand-picked, accredited European steel and the very best technology to maintain Fernite’s reputation as the UK’s preeminent manufacturer of machine knives. All our machine knives are manufactured in our own plant in Sheffield, England.

Our machine knives reflect not only our extensive years of experience, but the attention to detail and latest technology that we invest in our work.

We know that one of the biggest problems in using knives in a factory is longevity and durability.  When creating machine knives, we create blades to last, so that your efficiency is not compromised. You can be confident that a Fernite of Sheffield blade is the very best blade you can buy.

Fast, reliable delivery is also critical to our customers. 

We manufacture all our products onsite in our Sheffield factory. We also utilise our extensive steel stockholding facility to supply our process. Many competitors manufacture in the cheap economies and do not stock materials, so for them, reliable delivery can be a problem. On the contrary, Fernite offers reliable, short lead times and on-time delivery.

We produce knives for a variety of applications and needs. As well as straight and toothed machine knives, we also produce a wide range of bespoke machine knife solutions to solve our customers’ cutting problems. We manufacture blades with a variety of edges such as toothed, bevelled, angled, circular and straight. We tailor every aspect of the blade to your material and application.

With our long and wide-ranging experience in  machine knife production, we can identify the exact blades you need to get the very best out of your machinery. We create machine knives to last, whether for cutting soft materials or much harder substances.

Bespoke blades and machine knives manufacture is our speciality. With years of experience in creating unique designs and sizes, we can help create exactly what you’re looking for from start to finish. We can also  fit your blades to any machine or model you might have.

Each machine knife and machine blade is manufactured in our factory and since we work with many of the world’s leading brands, Fernite’s cutting tools are used in many industries such as packaging, food production, converting, printing and plastics.

Our expert team use the very latest advanced manufacturing technology to ensure every product meets the very highest of standards

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.

#1 Machine knife manufacturer

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. 

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.

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 employ a highly skilled workforce, and invest in 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.

A machine knife manufacturer that empowers your business

Partnership and support is central to what we do and we pride ourselves on offering friendly and 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.

We can help protect your machine continuity and efficiency with the precision machine knives and blades you need, including:

form-fill seal knives
sack and bag-making knives
wrapping and overwrapping blades
shrink-wrapping knives
tray packing knives
converting knives
special purpose cut-off knives
tape-sealing knives
pelletiser and granulator blades.

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!

Using our extensive technical and production expertise, we work closely with our customers to support and improve their machine performance and efficiency.

Fernite is proud to be one of the leading manufacturers of machine blades and knives. We will continue to uphold our fine heritage, reputation and our enduring relationships with customers worldwide.