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Over the years, Mure & Peyrot has been able to adapt to the industries fluctuating demand. In recent years, the company has expanded into the ceramic blade sector.

1904

Claude Mure bought the Bathol and Huillard cutlery business in Thiers. Capital of French cutlery.

1950

The company becomes a LLC and takes the name Mure & Peyrot.

1973

Mure & Peyrot moves to Bordeaux.

1984

Launch of the first safety knife: CHARTRON.

1994

Start of the windshield range.

1997

Bernard Peyrot joins the company as IT manager.

2005

Launch of the Boulangerie range, and its first two scarifiers: Landaise and Bordelaise.

2010

2012

Launch of the first automatic safety knife: MASCARET.

2013

Préventica innovation prize for the Merlot knife.

2018

Creation of the Lugos knife and the EVO loader. Préventica Innovation Prize.

2019

Launch of a complete range of ceramic blades.

2020

Blades with rounded anti-stick tips on each safety knife. Launch of the COPAIN.

2021

Patents filed for Gemel 2, Lege 2 and Mios. Patented MIOS blade change.

2023

New website goes online.

New range of ESD knives.

Ecovadis awarded Silver certification.

2024

Mure & Peyrot celebrates 120 years of innovation and safety.

Launch of the first hybrid knife: GREPIN H.

MURE & PEYROT

Mure & Peyrot are two families who, over the course of more than 115 years, have pooled their knowledge to keep the cutlery business going. The oldest branch of the two cutlery families is the Mure family. They hail from the Puy-de-Dôme region above Thiers, a town renowned the world over for its knives. It was the Durolle, a river with a steep gradient, that enabled cutlery to be made in Thiers from the Middle Ages onwards.

CUTLERY INDUSTRY IN THIERS

The cutlery industry in Thiers provided a livelihood for the population at the time, and it is said that knives went all around Thiers; it was a collective production process to which everyone contributed their know-how, rather like subcontractors. There were master cutlers who placed orders with craftsmen: the blacksmiths beat the raw steel, the grinders worked on the cutting edge, the sealers took care of the horn on the handle and the polishers gave the blades their final shine.

THE FAMILY BUSINESS

The company began in 1904. claude Mure, Antoine and Edouard’s father, bought a cutlery factory in Thiers, Auvergne. Antoine died in 1918 during the First World War, and Edouard ran the factory alone. He made a number of knives for specific uses: serpettes for grafting trees, pruning shears for vines, knives for penguins after the war, etc. Ernest Peyrot, Jean-Claude’s father, joined the family in 1938 and became managing director of the company in 1954. He developed a new range of tools for laying floor coverings in response to the arrival of linoleum after the Second World War. Finally, Jean-Claude Peyrot, an engineer, took over the company in the 1980s with his wife. He refocused on professional cutlery, introducing new ranges but with a single motto: innovation for safety in the workplace.

Today

Today, Mure & Peyrot designs cutters for handling in warehouses, storage stores. They are used to open packaging and parcels. Its customers belong to multiple sectors of the economy: automotive, aviation, security, food, bakery… Since 1992, Mure & Peyrot also specialized in tools used in the manufacture of windshields. A meeting with Saint-Gobain, which is a French specialist in the production, transformation and distribution of materials, that led to the creation of this new range.

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