Giving You a Competitive Edge

ASKO was founded in Pittsburgh, PA, during the Great Depression, in 1933. Through the ensuing decades, ASKO has grown to become the global leader in knives for the metal working industry.

We manufacture a wide range of knives, blades, liners, wear plates and accessories for the metals producing, processing and recycling industries. We combine expertise in applications engineering with an unmatched depth and breadth of knowledge and experience related to material section and manufacturing.

At ASKO, our mission is to enable metal producers, processors and recyclers to improve productivity in sustainable ways.

We set ourselves apart from competitors by focusing exclusively on knives and wear components for ferrous and non-ferrous metal processing. We offer:

  • Worldwide Sales, Support & Manufacturing Networks
  • Comprehensive Grade & Applications Expertise
  • Engineering Design & Support
  • Technical Support
  • Tool Management Programs
  • Large Inventory of Standard Items
  • Expedited Manufacturing & Delivery

ASKO is an ISO-certified company and is in the fourth generation of Rackoff Family ownership.

We deliver products from each of our manufacturing locations including Homestead, PA, Rock Hill, SC, Amsterdam, NL and South Holland, IL.

Rolling mill rolls and selected wear products are provided from selected distinguished strategic partners. ASKO’s team sells and supports these products as it does its own. ASKO is the one-stop shop for mill, metal processor, and scrap recyclers tooling needs.

For more details about how we became the company we are today, see our timeline.