How we started

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  • 1923
    Zenith Cutter was founded, predominantly manufacturing and selling replacement knives, for the woodworking industry.
  • 1997
    Zenith Cutter entered Vietnam Market under the name of Zenith Cutter International.
  • 2005
  • 2011
    To support the US operation, Dick Wilkey - the founder of the Fisher Barton group decided to expand Fisher Barton's reach in the Far East through the strategic acquisition of Zenith Cutter and Zenith Cutter International (now Metkraft).
  • 2015
    Zenith Cutter International was renamed to Metkraft Ltd.


World-Class Innovation

Founded in 1973 as a lawn mower blade manufacturer, The Fisher Barton Group has grown to be a group of world-class manufacturing companies through ongoing investment in innovation, cost-effective manufacturing, longer-lasting products and outstanding customer service. The company operates four locations in Wisconsin and one each in South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Vietnam and Ireland.

Since our founding, we have helped our OEM customers differentiate their products through performance excellence. Our industry experts and partners enable us to provide customized manufacturing solutions for the most demanding and complex production challenges.

Partner with an Industry Leader

We know that investments in our people, processes and technology in all nine Fisher Barton divisions ensure that we uphold our strong tradition of customer service. We combine four decades of engineering expertise with industry-leading knowledge of the materials and processes. This powerful combination enables us to meet even the most difficult customer challenges and deliver premium, longer-lasting products. Our companies serve the agricultural, construction, corrugated, forestry, lawn and garden, medical, power transmission and recycling industries.

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