Steyr Arms relocates to new HQ in Bessemer, AL

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From the press release …

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (Dec.19, 2013) — Steyr Arms has announced that it will be fully operational in its newly acquired 33,000 sq./ft. headquarters complex in Bessemer, Ala., after the holiday break. A wholly owned subsidiary of Steyr Mannlicher and the sole importer of Steyr, Merkel and Anschutz sporting firearms, Steyr Arms has purchased its new U.S. home, and it will be fully functional in its new location on Jan. 2, 2014.

The new facility boasts 25,000 sq./ft of warehouse and manufacturing space, 5,000 sq./ft. of office space, a state-of-the-art firearms testing range and a spectacular 3,000 sq./ft. firearms showroom. This showroom will be the largest and most encompassing display of Steyr, Merkel and Anschutz firearms anywhere in the world.

“Our parent company, Steyr Mannlicher, has been searching relentlessly for a permanent American home for our brand and the brands of our importation partners since establishing Steyr Arms here in 2008,” said Scott O’Brien, Steyr Arms CEO. “As we near the 150th anniversary of Steyr Mannlicher in 2014, I can assure you that they truly recognize the importance of our American consumers, and not only do they understand the significance of our specific needs, they are working to meet them.

“We have a lot of great products that we will introduce in 2014 to celebrate our 150th anniversary, and quite frankly, our new offerings are truly going to take many by surprise,” continued O’Brien. “We have fast-tracked several lines, and we plan to bring some amazingly useful products to American consumers in 2014. We just ask that you please be patient as we move through the next couple of weeks.”

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  • Kilmore Group

    Steyr make some really nice gear especially an awesome AR15 with a one piece upper and rail beautifully machined with adjustable gas piston similar to the AUG but with one op rod

  • Doopington

    Steyr’s being gutsy. Maybe we’ll finally see the AUG 1:7 H-barrels I’ve been hearing about for years.

  • Beju

    Well, I’ll be, maybe they’ll prove me wrong and make a wider framed Steyr M with a decent .40 S&W capacity and a choice of .45 ACP to make a serious push at the US market.

  • rockstarartist

    I own an Steyr M9 and a Steyr M40, fantastic pistols. Can’t say enough good things about them.

  • James

    Want STM 556!

  • Ben 10

    steyr should start selling in the Philippines again, magazines here are non-existent.

  • Neoncat

    “Now witness the firepower of this fully operational headquarters.”

  • Don’t Drone Me Bro

    This is great for that area; Jefferson County Alabama is not exactly doing well in this recession. I know exactly what I’m doing when I visit family in Bessemer again.