Heckler & Koch expands in Columbus, Georgia

    The “No Compromise” company Heckler & Koch is expanding into a new 50,000 square foot building in columbus.
    HK will invest $28.5 million to dig deeper into the US market. The building will be ready by the summer and about 85 jobs will be created over the next two years. The HK factory will be staffed by both German and American engineers.
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    From the Heckler & Koch USA’s Press Release:

    COLUMBUS, GA – Heckler & Koch, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, will invest $28.5 million to expand its existing operations in Columbus, Georgia. The new 50,000 square-foot facility in the Corporate Ridge Business Park will be ready in the summer of 2017 at which time HK will consolidate its New Hampshire operations into Columbus.

    HK worked closely with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Columbus prior to making the decision that is expected to create 84 new jobs over the next 2 years.

    “HK’s new U.S. factory will make use of advanced manufacturing technologies and will be staffed by German and American engineers and technicians,” said Francisco Hidalgo, CEO of HKUSA. “The HK products will maintain the same level of quality and reliability that the consumer has grown to expect from HK. Our company motto is and will remain ‘No Compromise’.”

    “Georgia’s pro-business environment and well-connected logistics network allows manufacturing companies to thrive in our state,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Heckler & Koch’s decision to expand its existing operations corroborates our efforts to not only attract companies to Georgia, but to also retain them and support their growth. We look forward to working with our partners in Columbus to support HK in all of their endeavors.”

    “One of our main priorities is to assist existing companies to achieve success,” said Brian Anderson, president & CEO of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. “By taking time to understand HK’s business, our team was able to provide the company access to valuable resources and guidance that will keep them firmly planted in the Columbus region.

    “HK has been a company that has quietly excelled in Columbus for many years and we are certainly excited about their investment and plans to hire more people,” said Russ Carreker, chairman of the Development Authority of Columbus. “Columbus is a great place to achieve business success and we’re grateful HK chose to grow its business here.”

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    The latest version of the HK MP5 A5 with a reflex sight.

    HK now has operations in Germany, United Kingdom, France and the United States.

     

    Somehow, I think it’s also worth remembering that the HK G28E was the winner in the CSASS Competition, and that the expansion might have something to do with this as well. It would make a lot of sense to have “Made in the USA” on the G28.

    Another sources from 2016 was Jane’s: Heckler & Koch to build new US Army sniper rifle.

    Let’s see if that assumption is right.

     

     

     

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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