From an idea to the world market leader

It all began in 1957 with an idea from company founder Fritz Knecht: To sharpen cutting tools, as they were used in sausage production at that time, at a precise angle, with a clearly defined cutting geometry - just as drills and milling tools have always been used.

The first KNECHT grinding machine came onto the market in 1960 under the name "Combina".

Today, our company is the worldwide technology leader in the field of fully automatic grinding machines for the entire food production industry. Our portfolio ranges from the simple hand knife grinding machine to the 6-axis grinding robot.

The comprehensive professional competence and customer-oriented commitment of our employees, combined with short reaction times, result in a strong service package that is individually tailored to the wishes of our customers.

Our requirements for our customers are: Consistently high quality and efficiency of their production processes and the reduction of disturbances and downtimes to a minimum.