KLEVER - SOLINGEN KNIVES SINCE 1936
DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER
Family-owned cutlery manufacturer
For more than 80 years, Ernst Klever GmbH has been producing cutlery products bearing the quality seal "Made in Solingen". Based in Solingen, Germany the traditional kitchen knife manufacturer supplies companies at home and abroad. Quality cutlery by Klever is sold around the world by renowned companies in the retail trade. The family business, now in its third generation, combines the cutlery tradition of Solingen, famous for its cutlery trade, with modern and colourful designs. Beautifully shaped knives and peelers are produced in a broad variety and large selection of colourful handles - from trend colours to special custom colours - all made in Germany.
Ernst Klever GmbH sees itself as a system partner toward brand manufacturers and retailers. In the process of creating private label products, the company's many years of experience are a decisive factor.
Klever GmbH, as a successful kitchen knife producer, is an established name in Solingen's cutlery landscape. When it comes to world-renowned fruit and vegetable knives made of strip steel, the family business is one of the most successful manufacturers in the market.
MILESTONES IN THE COMPANY'S DEVELOPMENT
Ernst Klever establishes a small company in the garage of his home in Solingen. He specializes in the manufacturer of household goods and office products made of Bakelite.
The first injection moulding machine for processing thermoplastics is purchased and forms the trigger for today's machine park. Plastic handles moulded to strip steel blades of various sizes were the very first products manufactured with the machine. The foundation stone of the success story of the Solingen fruit and vegetable knives "Made by Klever" is laid.
Son-in-law Udo Müller-Sohler takes over the management of the family business in the second generation.
He develops the production programme with many new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm. The first series of knives is successfully marketed under the brand name "Silberband". Klever GmbH becomes an established name as supplier in the Solingen knife industry.
Stefan Müller-Sohler, representing the third generation, strengthens the family business as its second managing director. New knife series are developed. Peelers round off the product range. The business unit "Knives as advertising media" is expanded and becomes a further mainstay of the company.
Ernst Klever GmbH focuses on the international market more than ever. Expansion into foreign markets is driven forward by participating in international trade fairs such as AMBIENTE in Frankfurt. Business partners originating from all around the world position the business on a broad foundation.
The successful kitchen knife producer, Klever GmbH, is an established name in Solingen's cutlery landscape. When it comes to the world-renowned fruit and vegetable knives made of strip steel, the family business is one of the most successful manufacturers in the market.
Kitchen knives as well as kitchen aids, such as the peeler from Ernst Klever GmbH are marketed by renowned wholesalers in Germany and abroad under various brand names in retail. Klever exports its products throughout the entire world.