Cutting edge technology, sleek design and top quality materials, all forged into amazing and desirable kitchen tools are what makes ICEL products stand out from the rest.
It takes one look at their products to see why chefs, gourmets and foodies all over the world choose these knives, knowing that quality endures, safety comes first and if there is one thing we should invest in, it is in good quality cutlery for our kitchen.
The brand’s success is due to an ever growing innovation culture spanning both their products and materials, their up-to-date technology (like their Microban technology, a built-in antibacterial protection for solid products) and modern production processes.
ICEL was born from a small family workshop with 25 employees created in the forties by three brothers in which steel was worked, and from which, agricultural and kitchen cutlery items were manufactured based on heritage and tradition. In the beginning, the product range consisted of pen knives and a few totally hand made knives. The grade of steel was carbon steel that was forged and hardened with rudimental equipment, the energy used being produced from coal. The handles were made of animal bones and horns.
As production rose, ICEL invested in strategic and sustainable growth and in 1973 began exports to demanding markets like the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Denmark and nowadays is represented in 35 countries on several continents.
Today the company has a staff of 190, produces 3.2 million items intended for the household and professional sectors and the turnover is close to € 9,000,000 a year, with 70% of this amount being for export.