Sellier & Bellot acquired by CBC

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The 180 year old Czech ammunition manufacturer Sellier & Bellot has been acquired by Brazilian firm CBC. CBC also own Magtech Ammunition and Metallwerk Elisenhütte.

From the press release

We are pleased to announce that CBC has acquired Sellier & Bellot, an industry leader of quality ammunition since 1825. Acquiring Sellier & Bellot’s proven brand with over 184 years of history will complement our existing product lines and enable us to further expand our global presence in the ammunition industry. Sellier & Bellot fits perfectly within our philosophy of investing in leading, high- quality, highly recognized brands which complement our existing portfolio of branded ammunition product companies

The full press release can be read at Gun Holsters and Gear.

I am not sure I like the conglomeration of the consumer firearm and ammo manufacturers worldwide.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • TheGunGeek TheGunGeek on Apr 15, 2009

    For those that think that "Sellier & Bellot, an industry leader of quality ammunition" is a bit of a misleading statement remember- "poor" is a type of quality.

    It's like saying "I'm in shape. Round is a shape."

    or "If it weren't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all."

    It will be interesting to see if anything changes, for better or worse.

  • Joel Wood Joel Wood on Jan 04, 2011

    I love all things czech ( motorcycles, guns, beer, women ) so a bit dissapointed when learning of MagTech purchase of S&B. Not as much faith in Brazilian products and ironically (?) have had misfires w/MT handgun ammo ( both revolver & pistol ) No problems w/ S&B. Every time I see good prices on S&B .223 ammo it turns out to be 5.56x45nato. My CZis chambered for .223 Rem. What say you ?