Rayven Services was established in March 2006 as a new concept in the South African catering and food processing industry.
Mark Raven, whose experience in the “knife sharpening” industry in the UK was instrumental in researching the local market, teamed up with Lynn Ray to place RAYVEN SERVICES on the map.
Our initial research indicated an almost untapped market in the servicing of kitchen or food processing knives and we serviced our first customer early in March of that year with our first sharpening and honing machine in the boot of a small Fiat UNO.
We no longer work from the back of a vehicle and out of a garage but from a small retail shop and workshop and have grown to close on 400 customers (Western Cape) since that humble start. We have also been operating in Gauteng since August 2008.
When Mark returned to the UK in 2008, Lynn was joined by husband Glenn and the team has grown in number to 5 dedicated and hard working staff. The aim is quality sharpening and top class service and we “bend over backward” to achieve exactly that.