Courier Sharpening Ltd was originally established in 1985 by Chris Mowat-Smith. CSL was a sharpening service only; operating from just a mobile van with two machines, servicing a small number of supermarkets and butcher shops throughout Hamilton and the greater Waikato area.
Today Darren Pollard is the CEO and with 35 years’ experience in the Food industry. With his wealth of machinery and technical knowledge, Courier Sharpening continues to grow and support its customers on many levels. CSL has extensive premises in Te Awamutu, operating with 38 machines sharpening a large variety of blades. We service a range of Abattoirs, Butcheries, Supermarkets, Home-kills, Rendering Plants and Poultry customers nationwide
Darren’s friendship with Chris dates back to 1987 when he had a butcher shop in Hamilton and Chris would sharpen his knives in the back of a van. When Chris was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer, Darren joined CSL to help Chris in the day to day running so he could concentrate on his battle. Their goal was to be business partners but sadly Chris passed away in 2015.
His desire to problem solve; along with opportunities to improve the business, and a promise he made to Chris are what drives him.
“It’s amazing what can be achieved, when no one takes the credit,” and “Together, everyone achieves more,” are mottos he lives by.