Professional Antibacterial Knives From ICEL and Microban®
Born out of a small family workshop in Benedita, Portugal, ICEL has utilized 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 success to its capacity for responding to 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.
Delivering Customer Satisfaction Through Product Innovation
ICEL's mission is to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction by delivering innovative products at competitive prices. The company also strives to produce commercial cutlery that facilitates greater compliance with European food safety laws.
A partnership with Microban has allowed ICEL to develop a range of professional kitchen knives enhanced with durable antibacterial product protection. Integrated at the stage of manufacture, Microban® technology works to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria on the surface of the knife handle for its expected lifetime. The result is a product that stays hygienically cleaner in-between cleaning, offering added peace of mind for consumers and foodservice professionals.
Key Benefits of ICEL Knives Enhanced With Microban® Antibacterial Technology
- Remain hygienically cleaner in-between cleaning
- Easier to keep clean
- Less likely to facilitate bacterial cross-contamination from surface to surface
- Inherently more durable
- Resistant to stains and odors caused by bacteria
- Contain a globally registered technology which is approved for use in food-contact articles
- Help foodservice professionals achieve greater compliance with food safety regulations
Together, ICEL and Microban® are creating high performing products that deliver added peace of mind for foodservice professionals.