Professional chefs are the most demanding users of kitchen tools. They count on products that enable them to do their best-day in and day out-with speed, precision and ease. That is why chefs all around the world have made Mundial their top choice for professional-grade knives.
Mundial Inc., headquartered in Walpole, MA, is the North American marketing, sales and distribution arm of Mundial S.A., whose corporate offices are located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Mundial S.A. develops and manufactures over 95% of its own products including fully forged and stamped cutlery, sewing and craft scissors, manicure implements, metal fasteners and motors.
The group and the Mundial trademark were established in Germany in 1931 by Paul Zivi. This noted metallurgist, along with his team of skilled engineers and designers, developed the most sophisticated techniques for designing and manufacturing high quality cutlery. This allegiance to quality has been maintained throughout the years for all of Mundial's products. Today, every Mundial product is produced under a rigorous quality control program that spans the entire manufacturing process from the development of the steel to the final polishing of the blade. Upon completion, every Mundial product is individually tested to ensure sharpness, precision and durability. As proof of its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Mundial stands behind its products, backing every one with a full Lifetime Guarantee against defects in materials, construction and workmanship.
Mundial Inc. is currently among the leading North American brands of cutlery and kitchen accessories sold to the restaurant and institutional markets. It is also a leader in the retail and industrial scissors/shears categories. With a growing business in retail cutlery through gourmet, specialty and department stores, Mundial products are squarely positioned as high quality and upscale, but with a distinct value advantage. Thanks to manufacturing efficiencies and more competitive costs of raw materials (Brazil is one of the largest producers of steel in the world), Mundial can position its top quality products at extremely affordable retail prices.
Mundial combines Old World craftsmanship with modern technology to produce a broad selection of products unmatched in the world for strength, durability, beauty, comfort and value.
Mundial's 5600 Series of professional cutlery and cooking accessories is crafted from high-carbon stainless steel in order to combine the highest edge retention with easy resharpening. Each knife features an ergonomically designed handle that provides a secure non-slip grip even when wet. Mundial carefully matches each blade and handle so that they're perfectly balanced. A good grip and perfect balance minimize fatigue and make even large-scale food preparation fast, easy and precise. All 5600 Series knives are NSF approved, meeting all foodservice industry standards for sanitation.
Mundial 5600 Series knives and accessories have Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection, which is the safe treatment of the polypropylene handles to guard against the growth of bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi.
Mundial knives are also NSF approved, ensuring that they meet all foodservice industry standards for sanitation. But that is just the beginning, Mundial knives are also thoughtfully designed to simplify food preparation tasks, ensure comfort and minimize fatigue-even after a long and demanding day in the kitchen.
Mundial begins by selection high-carbon stainless steel to combine the highest edge retention with easy resharpening. The company's computer-aided design process creates the perfect shape for each knife according to its function. Computerized grinding and polishing machines ensure precise tapering from tip to bolster. Finally, to deliver optimum performance, every Mundial knife is hand sharpened and individually tested.
Mundial puts just as much thought and effort into the design and manufacture of its knife handles. Each is ergonomically designed and crafted to provide a secure non-slip grip even when wet. Mundial carefully matched each blade and handle so that they are perfectly balanced. A good grip and perfect balance minimize fatigue and make even large-scale food preparation fast, easy and precise.
5600 Series knives and accessories have Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection, which is the safe treatment of the polypropylene handles to guard against bacteria, yeast, mold and fungi growth. During the manufacturing process, Sanitized additives are incorporated directly into the knife handles, protecting them against microbial attack. The inclusion of these additives also decreases the risk of unpleasant odors while improving the hygiene of the knives.
Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection is a highly respected and widely used technology all across the world. The process is continually tested in accordance with international standards. All test results support the safety, quality and effectiveness of products protected with Sanitized additives. While Sanitized Antimicrobial Protection adds an extra safeguard against bacterial growth in materials, thorough cleaning and maintenance is still required on all products treated with Sanitized additives.
Mundial's 5600 Series knives are fully traceable. During the manufacturing process a unique tracking number is stamped on each blade, which enables the knives to be positively identified throughout their useful life. This tracking system facilitates quality assurance and quality monitoring while also providing controls for scheduled sterilization and resharpening. Useful life cycles can also be established, which facilitate re-ordering and minimize investment in inventory while maximizing productivity.