RUAG Ammotec Expands Production Capacity

RUAG Ammotec, the small caliber ammunition subsidiary of European defense giant RUAG, have announced they are spending “upper double-digit million range” of Euros over the next few years to increase ammunition production because of heightened demand in the USA and Europe. The company owns a number of factories around Europe and one in Tampa, Florida. Their consumer and law enforcement ammunition in the USA is sold under the RWS, Rottweil, Swiss-P and MFS brands.

The press release …

Fuerth, August 15th, 2013. RUAG Ammotec, Europe’s leading producer of ammunition, is significantly extending its production capacities and investing in new systems. This step has become necessary because of the high level of capacity utilisation in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary and the USA.

RUAG Ammotec was quick to recognize the signs and create additional production capacities. On the one hand, this increase in capacity is being achieved by taking on more staff and by intensifying shift operation, and on the other hand a major investment programme in the upper double-digit million range is to be implemented in the coming three years. It is the biggest project of its kind in the history of RUAG Ammotec.

“Expanding our production network across all our locations will ideally increase our current capacities. This is the only way for us to be able to meet the high international demand even better in future and reinforce our market position,” states Cyril Kubelka, who has been the CEO of RUAG Ammotec and member of the Executive Board of RUAG for many years.

At the same time, the way in which capacities are being extended at RUAG Ammotec is also contributing considerably towards increasing the company’s economic efficiency, which, in view of strong global competition, is of great significance.

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  • Lance

    Pls can they make brass case 5.45mm ammo??

  • JT

    And then Obama bans imported ammunition sales to civilians. Penstroke for him and money down the drain for RUAG

  • jamezb

    I smooch them.

  • Doopington

    C’mon new 7.5 Swiss, come to papa….

  • Charoi

    I recently had three duds and a squib load in my first and last pack of their 9mm ammo.

  • VAJerry

    Walmart tried to sell their 9mm a few years ago as a premium brand. The boxes gathered dust as they remained unsold. When the price fell to about $11.99 per 50 cartridges of 9mm FMG, I picked up quite a few. Turns out, the joke was on me. Seems the copper jacket had a mild steel core. Not armor piercing mind you, but enough to be magnetic. I was declined entrance to a local range after I failed the “magnet test,” and never bought another box. Oddly, their .38 Special ammo didn’t have a steel core.

    • VAJerry

      To clarify: I didn’t mean to suggest that the bullet had a solid core; rather I meant that the copper/brass plating was atop a steel bullet. I never examined the spent bullets, but I suspect that they otherwise were typical jacket.

    • spencer60

      Probably a steel shell over lead with a copper wash. I’ve seen that on the GECO Nobel ammo too. Excellent ammo, but if you have range-checks with magnets you can indeed have problems.

    • sianmink

      it’s all lead core, but a mild steel jacket w/copper coating (call it bi-metal)