Professional Knives Enhanced with Antibacterial Product Protection

Born out of a small family workshop in Benedita, Portugal, ICEL has utilised its heritage to offer quality domestic and professional cutlery products since the early 1940s. The company continues to invest in strategic and sustainable growth and is represented internationally in over 80 countries on several continents. ICEL is proud to have been the first national company of kitchen cutlery to be granted the Environmental Certification by the Portuguese Standard EN ISO 14001 in 2003.

ICEL attributes its ongoing successes to its capacity for evaluating and responding efficiently to the different market requirements, developing a culture of innovation in products and materials, and offering great flexibility in production. Nowadays, the company has a staff of almost 200 people, produces 3.2 million items intended for the household and professional sectors, and has a turnover of close to €9,000,000 a year, with 80% of this amount being exports.

ICEL's mission is always to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction by delivering innovative products at competitive prices. As such, they decided to partner with Microban International to create a range of professional kitchen knives enhanced with durable antibacterial product protection. Integrated at the stage of manufacture, Microban® technology works to minimize the presence of harmful bacteria on the knife handle, ensuring it remains hygienically cleaner, fresher, and more durable for longer. The addition of Microban® antibacterial product protection works to reduces the risk of cross contamination of harmful bacteria from the handle of the knife to other surfaces in commercial kitchens, offering added piece of mind for chefs and other food service professionals.