Its aim is to continuously discover innovative products and services for customers and foster a creative and energetic work environment for employees.

With the intention of being the premier industrial blade and wear component manufacturer in Asia. METKRAFT leverages the strength and innovation of its parent company, Fisher Barton, to build strong relationships with industry leading customers.

Its current specialization includes Paper for both upstream (wood pulp) and downstream (paper and packaging converting), Corrugated Board and box production, Wood processing for the furniture and building material manufacturing (e.g. MDF, Veneer, Plywood, OSB Board), Steel slitting, Plastic production and recycling, and Recycling of most materials (plastics, rubber, wire, wood). As the most comprehensive industrial manufacturer, METKRAFT is poised to expand to other industries while continuing contract manufacturing for OEMs.

With its global support, METKRAFT is able to manufacture its own branded products and engage in direct sales to end consumers. Offering a start-to-finish expertise and technology, METKRAFT is the one-stop solution for customized manufacturing. Its link to the subsidiaries of The Fisher Barton Group empowers METKRAFT to give customers what they require; wear resistant industrial components and assemblies, high quality industrial knives and blades, thermal spray technology, metal stamping, even research and product development in case they require specialized products.

METKRAFT is the answer to Asia’s fragmented metallurgy industry, providing all the innovative metal solutions the customer will need under one roof. It is founded on the pillars of ongoing investment in innovation, cost-effective manufacturing, longer-lasting products and outstanding customer service.



  • 2015

    Change name to METKRAFT Ltd

  • 2014

    Started Asia Pacific Sales from Vietnam

  • 2011

    Fisher Barton Group Acquires Zenith Cutter Company

  • 2005

    Zenith shifted to new 135,000 sq.ft. facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • 1997

    Zenith acquires a manufacturing facillity in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • 1981

    Zenith Cutter Co. moved to present facility in Loves Park, Illinois

  • 1960’s - 1990’s

    Zenith begins an extended expansionary period, in which the Company dramatically grows its product lines and customers, and enters numerous new markets

  • 1958

    Cedric Blazer assumes leadership of Zenith

    Zenith has less than ten employees

  • 1955

    Cedric Blazer begins working at the Company after returning from Armed Forces

  • 1923

    Zenith Cutter Co. founded by Richard Blazer

    Starts manufacturing and selling replacement knives, predominantly for the woodworking industry