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Innovation award winning machine knives

WDA MACHINE KNIVES LTD specialize in the manufacture of Machine Knives for the Food Processing, Packaging, Converting & Printing Industries in the UK and World-Wide. Founded in Sheffield-England, WDA have not only invested in the latest technology but also in a highly skilled and motivated workforce. Using only the highest quality, traceable materials from approved suppliers we now Manufacture and supply over 6500 different machine knives. Find out why more and more companies have selected WDA as their chosen supplier for food processing, packaging, converting and tray sealing knives.

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Here at WDA we only use the highest quality materials sourced from approved suppliers with full traceability, ensuring the final delivered product is of the highest standard.


With over 300 years of combined experience in the manufacture and sale of machine knives, our extensive product knowledge and superior manufacturing techniques are at your disposal.


Delivering quality machine knives at Incredible value to 27 countries Worldwide direct from WDA the manufacturer. WDA also offer a knife stock holding program with many benefits including next day dispatch.

Company History

Click on the years in the timeline below to see how WDA has continually grown over the years

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WDA Incorporation, February 2000

Andrew Harris launches WDA Machine Knives Ltd into the market, backed by years of industry experience. By hand picking a hard working, motivated workforce with the right skills, WDA Machine Knives Ltd hit the ground running

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Humble beginnings

Our second move as sales and production increases needing additional machinery to cope with demand.

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Premises expansion

Third move as demand accelerates leading to WDA taking unit 28 next door and knocking through. This doubles the manufacturing floor space allowing us to bring in the next generation of production machines.

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On the move

Another move to a larger manufacturing site to accommodate the companies first Bystronic laser increasing output and shortening delivery times.

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Award winning year

Innovation Award Winners - WDA announce our first award achievement, A very proud moment for the company.

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WDA expands into the global marketplace

Building on our European / North American success our customer base increases to the stage that we open our Cincinnati sales office to service the USA market.

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A sad day for WDA

A sad day in the history of WDA Machine Knives as we lose our Founder ANDREW HARRIS on 14th September.

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Further expansion

December 2016 sees us once again moving to a larger manufacturing site to accommodate the increase in more production machinery including our own Nitrogen Generator machine. Expansion continues to the present day including the workforce and their skills.

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Stock Holding Program

Stock Holding Program

Here at WDA we are able to offer a knife stock holding program with many benefits including next day dispatch

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Why choose WDA for your business

Here are just a few of the reasons you may want to look at WDA Machine Knives Ltd to be your go to machine knife supplier


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