Established in 1985, Renlaw started as a family-owned business, founded by Walter Brunner, a Swiss toolmaker, who saw the need for a quality Machine Knife Manufacturer in Cape Town. Over the years we have built up a loyal customer-base, both locally and internationally. Our reputation for excellence and dedication to high-quality, cutting-edge, sustainable industrial cutting solutions, has seen us grow into Africa’s largest industrial blade manufacturer.
Walter’s original vision was taken to heights he never dreamed of when Mikko Brunner, a South African born and Swiss qualified engineer, took leadership of Renlaw’s manufacturing processes. Mikko is dedicated to his craft and loyal to the company values of quality and sustainability. He is the perfect person to spearhead the ongoing revolution and evolution of Renlaw’s sustainable manufacturing-blade production.
Renlaw boasts over 35 years of customer satisfaction, with some of the original clients still making use of our services, as well as some prestigous new names and brands to keep us constantly upgrading and reinventing the business of stainless steel blade manufacturing.
Renlaw have expanded both our staff compliment and our premises. A few years ago, we opened a second branch in Johannesburg due to ever-increasing demand from companies in Gauteng and neighbouring African countries.
Renlaw’s Management Team
Mikko is a South African born, qualified Mechanical Engineer with experiential training in Switzerland. He regularly attends grinding courses and seminars in Europe and keeps Renlaw up to date with the latest in international technologies. In 2017 Mikko developed a rapid-advancement programme, enabling loyal staff members to advance within the steadily growing business. Mikko also plays a heavy hand in the company’s quiet dedication to supporting and empowering small South African businesses.
Walter is a Swiss-qualified toolmaker with extensive experience in heat treatment, press tooling and machining. Walter spent many years gaining experience as a cutting-tooling consultant before founding Renlaw in 1985. When creating Renlaw, he instilled his values of high-quality workmanship and honorable customer relationships into the very fabric of the company. This is still evident in everything Renlaw undertakes today.
Jerome is our sales manager and brings with him a vast amount of sales experience from the FMCG field. Jerome manages our customer relationships, staff welfare and oversees logistics and deliveries.
Sales Development Rep
Declin heads our Johannesburg sales office, liaising with our Gauteng-based clients and our growing client-base from the rest of the African continent. He also represents Renlaw at expos and trade-shows.
The Renlaw Sales Team
Joe is our Johannesburg sales manager. He visits Renlaw clients and makes sure they always have everything they need.
Christopher is our Cape Town sales manager. He visits Renlaw clients and makes sure they always have everything they need.
Well-trained and qualified professionals
CAD drawings of each blade stored for future
Blades engineered to OEM specifications
Modifications to existing designs
Competitively priced and proudly South African
Only the highest quality steels used