The worldwide group of Fi-Tech Inc companies

Arkote is proud to be a part of the Fi-Tech Inc worldwide group of companies. The group, whilst diverse in nature, shares a common vision standing for quality, innovation, continual improvement and a passion for what we do.

Fi-Tech Inc Euro Spares Fi_tech Europe Stitched Boxes “HMK“ Hardy

Fi-Tech founder and former Arkote chairman Lee Bassett’s first association with Arkote and tobacco knives started out in the 1960’s, although Fi-Tech did not become the official US distributor for Arkote until 1980. In 2002 Fi-tech negotiated the purchase of Arkote, and the Bassett family has taken a keen interest in supporting the Arkote management team and reinforcing the brand ever since. Under the guidance of Jeffrey and Todd Bassett, Fi-Tech, Inc. now has stewardship over a group of businesses consisting; Fi-Tech de MexicoEuro Spares and of course Arkote Ltd. Arkote has two further divisions, Fi-Tech Europe and Stitched Boxes and two separate companies HMK Ltd in Congleton and Hardy UK Ltd based in Liverpool.

Fi-Tech Inc

Fi-Tech Inc - For over 40 years, Fi-Tech, Inc. has been representing, the most technologically advanced manufacturers in the Nonwoven, Synthetic Fiber, Perforating, and Tobacco industries. Fi-Tech serves the NAFTA countries and maintains a spare parts inventory in Richmond, VA for many of the companies it represents. In addition, Fi-Tech offers an extensive spare parts sourcing program for industry related European-made equipment. All importation is handled directly by Fi-Tech via an in-house computer link with U.S. Customs.

Fi-Tech Europe

Fi-Tech Europe is a subsidiary of Arkote Ltd. We represent manufacturers of machinery, machine parts and consumables in the synthetic fibre and nonwovens business. We are also the official distributor of Mozart blades for the synthetic fibres and nonwovens industry in the UK.

Stitched Boxes

We manufacture all types of wire stitched boxes for a variety of uses from tooling protection to presentational storage to full archival boxes - printed or foil blocked

Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, we offer a complete comprehensive service from design consultation through to manufacture and delivery of wire stitched solid cardboard boxes backed by the highest standard of customer service and deliverability. We also offer a box stocking and calling off facility for cost effective, quick turnaround and delivery of your stitched boxes.

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