Turnover: 38 million EUR (2023)

Country: France

A family-run business created after its founder Joseph OPINEL invented this famous knife in 1890, the Savoy-based company continues to perpetuate the traditions and terroir associated with this cutlery. Opinel has capitalized on its distinctive design and history to establish itself as the French benchmark for pocket knives.


Knifemaker Opinel to expand its site in Savoie 13/12/2023

  • Opinel has doubled its land area thanks to the acquisition of almost two hectares of land.
  • The company has been wholly owned by the Opinel family since its creation.
  • 45% of the company's business is exported.
  • Sales have quadrupled in 15 years, and should reach 38 million euros this year.
  • Opinel produces over 6.5 million units a year and employs 150 people.
  • The company has around 400 products in its range, and plans to launch a new activity based on barbecues.

Opinel expands its Chambéry plant | Opinel expands its Chambéry plant 22/11/2023

  • The Opinel brand has acquired a 2-hectare plot of land next to its current factory
  • The company's land area will almost double from 2.5 hectares to 4.5 hectares.
  • Total investment in the future manufacturing facility is estimated at over 10 million euros
  • The company's sales have almost quadrupled in fifteen years, and should reach 38 million euros in 2023, compared with 26 million in 2019.
  • 45% of the company's business comes from exports, with sales in 70 countries on five continents.
  • A distribution subsidiary was opened in the United States in 2016. The company has 155 employees.

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