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Who are Chimo Holdings?

Chimo Holdings is the Holding Company for Chimo Sheffield (Manufacturing) Ltd a premier British manufacturer, blending traditional Sheffield craftsmanship with modern technology to produce an impressive range of the finest quality cutlery, gallery trays, silver and giftware plus promotional merchandise, sold in various countries throughout the world.

The group was established in the 1980s, uniting a number of independent Sheffield manufacturers , including one dating back to 1750, with the common purpose of creating quality products for a modern world while preserving traditional values and practices. This has continued into the 21st century as other Companies have been acquired and many new products developed.  “Team Chimo” were the proud winners of the top manufacturing award at the prestigious “Made in Sheffield” Awards Gala Dinner at Cutlers Hall in 2016/2017.

Brief history

The White Rose of Yorkshire is famous the world over as the floral emblem of England’s largest county (state) – in which the city of Sheffield lies. White Rose Silverware, is an original part of Chimo Holdings (Chimo being a Canadian Innuit word of greeting and friendship) which is an amalgamation of Sheffield companies, brought together since the 1980s with the aim of re-establishing the manufacturing of superior quality products using traditional Sheffield skills. Amongst these companies is William Yates, Master Cutlers & Silversmiths since 1750, one of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturers, owned and managed by seven generations of one family.

Tricketts of Sheffield is a well known brand that has been supplying quality Cutlery and tableware, including their famous dishwasher safe cream (& black) handled knives, to the hospitality industry since 1880 over 135 years invaluable experience. Also Fashionware Products now Chimo Corporate one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of corporate gifts, followed by  Westplate Tray Company which possibly produces the largest range of handcrafted gallery trays in the world, plus salvers and silverware products. The latest acquisition in 2016 were the assets, machinery, tools & dies of F.C.Parry/C.Robothan Ltd of Birmingham, which were transferred to our Sheffield factory.

Hand-crafted quality

Our team of craftsmen are dedicated to the traditional standards which made Sheffield world renown. Their eye for detail ensures fork prongs are properly shaped, rooted and grained tray galleries are hand-mounted, silver cufflinks hand soldered, buffing and polishing is all done by hand plus every piece is individually finished to bring out the deepest lustre. Finally, they are quality controlled by experts to ensure they meet the highest standards required by a clientele which includes some of the most famous stores, restaurants, hotels and Companies in the world.

Finest quality recognised

As cutlery & silverware is often used together with the very finest china and crystal services Chimo believes their products should compliment the same meticulous standards and every effort is made to support this ideal with the company maxim:

Quality comes as standard

These superior standards of craftsmanship achieved by the company’s workforce was recognised in 1990 by membership of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.  These high standards operate throughout the Company in all departments.  In 2005 Chimo became the first cutlery/silverware manufacturer to achieve the “Investors in People” award for their commitment to customers and employees this has been re-awarded. The Company also had the special honour of a Royal visit in 2013 when HRH The Princess Royal toured the factory, spoke with the employees and viewed our products. It was a great honour for the Company to win the top prestigious “Made in Sheffield”  award in 2016.

Our commitment to quality

Quality is never an accident. It is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction & skilled craftsmanship. It represents the wisest choice of many alternatives.

Specialist products and services

Our Sheffield factory specialises in the production of traditional handcrafted cutlery in hallmarked 925 sterling silver, silver-plate and stainless steel. We supply a wide range of customers, from well-known stores, 3 to 5 star hotels, a wide range of restaurants including Michelin star, Livery Companies, The House of Commons gift shops etc. plus individuals worldwide over 40% of our products are exported overseas.

An onsite Cutlery Hospital gives your tired and infirm cutlery some old-fashioned TLC, restoring it to its former glory by repairing, refurbishing, re-plating and re-sharpening your knives.

Chimo Corporate also produces numerous alternative corporate gifts, including a wide range of high quality coasters, signs, golf accessories, letter-openers, key fobs, etc…including the famous Lords Prayer range.

Bespoke services

If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we carry out bespoke work to your exact requirements. There is not enough space here to list the numerous special commissions completed by Chimo over the years, but to mention a few Robert Welch Design are regular customers. Also Nick Munro Design, Santa Anita Race Track in California, London’s Worshipful Livery Companies & Tottenham Hotspur F.C.  We welcome all your orders, and aim to meet your exact requirements wherever possible. Contact us for details.

Purchase online

Some of our most popular and unique products are available to the general public from our online outlet, Chimodirect. Why not browse the site to get an idea of the range of products Chimo Holdings manufactures?

Remember, if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, Chimo carries out bespoke work to your exact requirements. Contact us for details.

Tricketts of Sheffield are suppliers to the Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield - the most knowledgable & exacting customers being the home of cutlery since 1624. Chris Hudson, Chimo Holdings.