About Us


Ed Porento Sr., starting on a small scale, founded Best Cutting Die in 1966. After many expansions, BEST has grown to 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, with over 130 full time employees. Though Ed’s role is now reduced, his three children (Gary, Rob and Marion) have stepped up to run BEST on a daily basis. This family commitment has resulted in Best Cutting Die being honored numerous times as “supplier of the year” by many major manufacturers in the converting industries. In 2016, BEST expanded further into the International market with the acquisition of A&S Precision Knives in the UK, now BEST Cutting Die UK Ltd. BEST celebrated their 50th Anniversary of servicing the converting industries in 2016 by introducing a new logo, representing a continued commitment to innovative, reliable converting solutions and services for our customers throughout the world, both today and tomorrow.


At BEST, we strive to lead in the development and manufacturing of the most advanced cutting, embossing, perforating, scoring and crimping technologies for our customers in the converting industry.
We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services worldwide.
Our goal is to exceed customer expectations in quality, service, delivery time and cost through continuous improvement, customer interaction and support.


Adaptability and quick reactions to the changing market, competition and external environment is an integral component of our day to day business at Best Cutting Die. Entrepreneurial leadership from owners and managers and a “can-do” attitude by skilled employees is the blueprint for success. The emphasis is always on growth opportunities for our customers, and BEST employees are encouraged to experiment with new ideas to make this happen.


Strive for Excellence

since 1966

A culture of continuous improvement in our products, processes, and services through the strong work ethic and innovative spirit of our employees is our driving force. BEST features all in-house die manufacturing capabilities including CNC machining, vacuum heat treating, cryogenic freezing, and “state-of-the art” testing and inspection equipment. This “All In-House Process” provides complete control over the quality of our parts, services and delivery schedules, and allows BEST to meet and exceed customer demands. Striving for excellence by doing “whatever it takes”, is the hallmark of BEST Cutting Die.