Fiocchi Announces the Acquisition of Baschieri & Pellagri

    Baschieri & Pellagri was established in Marano di Castenaso (Italy) in 1885 and manufactures premium shotgun ammunition. I’ve used their ammunition in several IPSC shotgun championships, and like their buckshot loads in particular.

    The company has now been bought by Fiocchi, which means that they will have four manufacturing plants located on two continents (Europe and North America). After the merger, Fiocchi will represent about 200 million Euro in turnover, with more than 800 employees.

    Below you can find the press release in full:

    Fiocchi — a global leader in defensive, target, and hunting ammunition with manufacturing facilities in Lecco, Italy, and Ozark, Missouri, USA — is pleased to announce the acquisition of premium shotgun ammunition manufacturer Baschieri & Pellagri.

    Baschieri & Pellagri is known throughout Europe and the U.S. for its ultra-premium shotshells and technologically advanced components, including powders, wads, and the innovative “Gordon case,” developed to significantly reduce recoil in hunting and competition shotgun applications. Established in Bologna, Italy, in 1885, Baschieri & Pellagri, as with Fiocchi, combines a rich heritage and Old-World craftsmanship tradition with focused R&D and technological innovation that delivers the highest-quality ammunition on the market today.

    Fiocchi’s acquisition of Baschieri & Pellagri presents significant opportunities for vertical integration across the respective brands as both entities communicate insight, manufacturing expertise, and merge their specialized component technologies. This union is anticipated to significantly expand the production capabilities and diversify the product offerings across the Fiocchi and Baschieri & Pellagri portfolios while delivering to hunting and shooting sports consumers the quality and performance they’ve come to expect from these global ammunition leaders.

    With this incorporation of Baschieri & Pellagri, Fiocchi will have four manufacturing plants located on two continents: the historical manufacturing plant of Fiocchi in Lecco, the Baschieri & Pellagri operation in Marano di Castenaso, the state-of-the-art production facility in Ozark, Missouri and the recently acquired Little Rock, Arkansas facility.

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    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, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.