We use the heat from our knife production for heating

The various knife-grinding processes create a lot of heat. That’s why we use water for cooling. We recycle the stored heat and use it to keep our headquarters in Ibach as well
as 120 nearby apartments warm.

For us, scrap steel means new knives

We collect all our scrap steel. Really all of it. Scrap steel and cutting dust is returned to the steel plant. In fact, we’re pioneers in the recycling of grinding sludge. Each year, we filter 600 tons of steel from our cooling water – that’s 25% of our entire steel purchase.

Victorinox and Nespresso – two recycling pioneers team up

For the 25th anniversary of Nespresso’s recycling program, the coffee capsule producer Nespresso has joined up with Victorinox. The result of the collaboration is the Pioneer pocket knife, whose Alox scales consist completely of recycled Nespresso capsules.

We source close to home


The wood for our pocket knives with wooden scales previously came from Gabon in Africa. Although it was FSCcertified, we preferred to rely on local sources. We searched long and hard for a suitable material and we succeeded. Now we work with a walnut wood from a local
supplier.

 

THANKS TO OUR USE OF WASTE HEAT and the ongoing renovation of our buildings, the company reduced its demand for heating oil from over 30,000 liters in 2014 to an average of 2,500 liters per year.

FOR US, SCRAP STEEL MEANS NEW KNIVES. We collect all our scrap steel. Really all of it.
Scrap steel and cutting dust is returned to the steel plant. Each year, we filter 600 tons
of steel from our cooling water – that’s 25% of our entire steel purchase.

WELL MAINTAINED TO EXTEND THE LIFE CYCLE. We’re proud of our machinery and maintain it very carefully. Some of our machines have been with us for more than 50 years. We simply adapt and modernize them where necessary, thus saving resources.