A family-owned firm from the Savoie region of France Today, Opinel’s capital is still held entirely by the descendents of Joseph Opinel, the brand’s founder. Located in Chambéry, in the Savoie region of France, Opinel employs around a hundred people, produces 4 million knives per year and makes 50% of its turnover from export sales. Since its inception in 1890, 260 million knives have been sold in more than 70 countries across the world. Chambery, naturally captivating A socially-responsible company A firm respect for its mountain traditions has led Opinel to perpetuate its policy of protecting the environment, in terms of the selection of raw materials, manufacture of the product and its packaging. Opinel is ISO 14001-certified and, through this policy, everyone at the company is committed to improving waste management, saving natural resources, gaining knowledge of and improving emissions (water, air and noise), preventing accidental pollution (ground, air and water), complying with legal requirements and others.