About us

Home   About us

About us


The company was founded by Noël PONOT in 1983, and, at the start, offered a local grinding service. Located in France, more precisely in Yssingeaux (Haute Loire – 43), the company quickly evolved to become a manufacturer of knives and blades for the plastics converting industry to respond to the growing needs of local partners.

In 1991 the company moved to a modern production plant in the Lavée industrial area. Over the last 15 years, the factory has been extended 3 times, reflecting the dynamism of the company.

In 2001, M. Gerald PONOT started to work for the company and took on the different administrative and technical tasks which allowed him to become the general manager of the family-owned company in 2006.

PONOT SAS, Yssingeaux

An investment program is in place to open up future prospects:

  • CNC machines
  • Sales department reinforcement
  • Extension of the product range


PONOT products are used in many specialty industries: food industry – catering – packaging – plastics – pharmaceutical – automotive – construction…

French savoir-faire

Today we are the specialists in the development of cutting tools for packaging machines and especially for the food industry. We are proud to sell our products with the “made in France” tagline.

Now, with many years of experience behind us, we are dealing with more than 1200 active customers worldwide.

Our values

We consider ourselves a service company as we aware of the high stakes within our industry. We will do everything possible to satisfy our customers:

  • reactivity
  • technical expertise
  • high quality products
  • after sales service

Only a manufacturer can provide a continuous level of exceptional service, we are committed to working with all our customers in respect and partnership.

PONOT SAS, fabricant de lames de coupesFabrication de lame de coupe


Our status as a manufacturer as well as our internal organization allows us to meet every company’s requirements, from the small-sized businesses to the largest global enterprises. We continue to focus on one objective: Customer satisfaction.

  • we respect our collaborators, customers and suppliers.
  • we forge strong partnerships which are the foundation of long term and successful partnerships.


Our customers know they can trust us.

Offering you high quality products at the best price and bringing you custom-made solutions: these are our values and we are proud to present our products made in France.


Our means of production

  • State of the art equipment in the field of grinding, bending, welding…
  • Finest materials from our local providers, optimized for any application.
  • Heat treatment and coatings (TiN – TiAlN…) adapted to your own special needs.
  • Traceability of our products / modern measuring technology / engraving / secure customized packaging


PONOT SAS, ateliers


Key figures

– more than 5000 references in our database

– exports represent 20 % of our turnover

– an extensive network of dedicated sales companies and distributors across all continents

– we reinvest 15 % of our annual revenues into R/D