Iseli Canada Press Release

November 02, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Iseli Agency for Canada has been taken on by Thode Knife & Saw. Thode have been providing filing-room solutions with Iseli Machinery throughout New Zealand and Australia for many years, while building up a wealth of knowledge on the benefits that Iseli Machinery has in the modern filing room.

Thode is a New Zealand owned company which has been in operation since 1946 supplying saws and knives to a wide variety of industries. We have built up a formidable knowledge base over this time and have consultants that are qualified saw-filers with years of experience. Our consultants can help with filing room upgrades and saw requirements to increase your efficiency and quality.

Thode operates in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands and is the largest business of this type in Australasia. The management and staff at Thode are understandably proud of the level of service and backup that they can offer to their customers. A serious investment programme in new machinery now sees Thode having the latest “state of the art” Iseli computer numerically controlled manufacturing capability. This allows Thode to offer unsurpassed levels of accuracy and consistency when manufacturing bandsaws.

Thode is excited to be offering the above technology and products to the Canadian market and is looking forward to introducing new innovative solutions to the filing room which will improve productivity, efficiency and quality. Our Canadian Manager based in BC Phillip Higgins has extensive knowledge of Iseli equipment and filing operations.


Iseli, based in the Swiss city of Schötz, is proud of more than 70 years of tradition and know-how in the sharpening and processing of band-, gang-, and circular- saw blades. Its constant dialogue with its customers enables ISELI to develop sharpening machines and solutions, setting world standards for the industry. Furthermore, ISELI offers innovative and practical solutions for rational stelliting , swaging and measuring of band- and circular saw blades, as well as for the sharpening of industrial blades, chainsaws and hand tools.

As a traditional family operated business in the third generation, ISELI develops products with the latest technologies combined with excellent engineering - Made in Switzerland. The focus remains on economic and ecological requirements.

ISELI keeps its reputation to be the first choice for sharpening room optimization and solutions and became a world leader. ISELI’s strength next to innovation and quality, - is project planning and support of complex and challenging projects for individual and practice- oriented sharpening room solutions. The ability to advice, optimize and support equipment modernization sets ISELI apart from other manufacturer and closer to its customers around the globe. If necessary we create solutions individual, based on customer needs!

Please direct your enquiries to Mr Phillip Higgins our Thode Canada Manager. Tel: +1 (778) 684-6078 

Mr Kevin Parker
Tel: +64 27 5731267

Mr Iseli Philipp
Tel: +41 41 984 00 60