The European ammunition manufacturing giant RUAG Ammotec will be relocating its headquarters to Chatham County Georgia.
The Swiss-based company says that it has developed and produced high-end ammunition for recreational shooters, special operations teams, and peace officers across the world.
As reported in WSB-TV:
“With their facilities in close proximity to the Port of Savannah – the top port for U.S. exports – and our highly-skilled pool of talent, I’m confident that RUAG Ammotec will be very pleased with their decision to invest in the Peach State,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
“I am pleased with all that Georgia has to offer our company. I am confident that with our relocation, we have chosen the right community to partner with to ensure mutual long-term success,” added President and CEO of RUAG Ammotec Christoph Eisenhardt.
RUAG Ammotec has operations in 12 different countries. The company says in 2021, Norma Precision Ammunition imported over 400 containers of ammunition from factories in Europe, while also delivering over 30 million cartridges of ammunition made in the U.S.
The state says Georgia has become one of the country’s top 10 states for firearm manufacturing, according to National Shooting Sports Foundation data.
This is not only a big move for the company, this is also a big move for Georgia. Residents of the state may find new employment opportunities when this company when they finally open their doors.
This move also signals that the company is going to be ramping up its production in the near future, a great thing for those in living in the states.