ARCOS HERMANOS S.A. is the first Spanish kitchen cutlery-making company with international scope and one of the oldest knife & cutlery manufacturers in the world. The National Archaeological Museum in Madrid has in its collection some of the pieces “Arcos-Albazete”, made by Juan de Arcos in 1745 and 1746. This officially indicates the beginning of the Arcos brand in 1745. In the year 1875, Gregorio Arcos Aroca, turned the small hand-crafted workshop where he made knives, scissors and daggers into a factory of machinery for the industrial mass production of knives. One century later, Gregorio Arcos Villanueva started the international expansion of the company. This family business is proud of its remarkable recognition and development. The company owns several plants in the province of Albacete (Spain) with an important human team of more than 500 people and a total surface of around 30.000 square meters, producing more than 600 different items and more than 70.000 pcs. per day. Besides, ARCOS has the most modern machinery and equipment, including the highest technology in robots for the cutlery production, up-dating them continuously. ARCOS also has the Quality Certificate UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2008 granted by ENAC, the American Standard NSF and the European Certificate HACCP.
The objectives of ARCOS are clear: quality, design, service to our customers and environment protection. Almost three centuries of continuously researching and developing new products make ARCOS an international leader in the knife and cutlery industry.