Ginsu cutlery is a brand of Douglas Quikut, A Scott Fetzer Company, a 95 year old American company that makes a wide variety of retail and industrial products. Our mission is to provide products and services that provide a superior value to the consumer.
A Little History Lesson...
Douglas was founded in 1902 as a major producer of automotive parts. The first vacuum cleaner built by the Douglas division in the early 1940's. Douglas division was acquired by The Scott Fetzer Company on May 1, 1968, and became Douglas Products, A Division of The Scott Fetzer Company. As a result of expanding vacuum cleaner sales, the facility in Walnut Ridge, AR was opened in January, 1972.
Douglas currently produces a variety of OEM vacuum products for the leaders in the vacuum industry, along with powerful, corded wet-dry hand vacs, 12 volt auto vacs, stick vacs, and cannister vacuums sold under the ReadiVac brand name.
Quikut began manufacturing kitchen cutlery in Clyde, OH in 1920 and to this day, those knives are still known as the "Sharpest Knives on the Market." In 1953, they moved their operation to Fremont, OH where they were eventually purchased by The Scott Fetzer Company in 1964. Ginsu knives, with a tradition of sharpness and durability were actually first manufactured in Fremont by the Quikut corporation in 1975. Ed Valenti and Barry Becher created the name when they started selling the knives on TV in the late 1970's and '80's. The Scott Fetzer Company relocated Quikut to Walnut Ridge, AR in 1988.
The joining of the two divisions produced Douglas Quikut, which includes Accounting, Sales, Engineering, Customer Service, and Human Resources departments along with its manufacturing facility.
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