RUAG Worldwide has concluded an settlement on the sale of its Ammotec enterprise unit to the Beretta Holding. As envisaged by the Swiss Federal Council, the Ammotec division will likely be divested – with website assurance for Thun and switch of all workers. The closing of the transaction is topic to regulatory approvals. The events have agreed to not disclose any monetary phrases. As envisaged by the Swiss Federal Council in its divestment technique, RUAG Worldwide’s small-caliber ammunition enterprise will likely be offered. The choice was made in favor of the Beretta Holding, taking into consideration all circumstances made by the Swiss Federal Council. The Beretta Holding will take over all 2,700 workers in any respect manufacturing and gross sales websites. The Beretta Holding has dedicated itself to sustaining the Thun website with round 400 jobs for at the least 5 years.

Pietro Gussalli Beretta, President and CEO of Beretta Holding emphasizes that there’s a superb cultural and strategic match: “We’ve got the firearms and the optics, RUAG Ammotec top quality ammunition, there’s virtually no overlap. This can be a particular second within the historical past of our group. We welcome RUAG Ammotec’s workers and we need to develop collectively.”


For RUAG Worldwide, the gross sales settlement as soon as once more confirms its technique of evolving from a state-owned enterprise into an agile expertise supplier with a concentrate on area. André Wall, CEO of RUAG Worldwide, says: “We’re taking the following step to withdraw from the defense-related enterprise fully. We’re happy to have discovered a famend industrial associate for Ammotec in Beretta, who will take over all workers and the Thun website. With its business expertise and world presence, Beretta provides the perfect circumstances to sustainably develop Ammotec’s enterprise actions for the good thing about clients and workers.”

RUAG Ammotec produces all of the elements for its ammunition, inclusive of intermediate merchandise.

RUAG Ammotec is a number one European provider of small-caliber ammunition. Ammotec generates round two-thirds of its complete gross sales within the civil sector – with searching and sporting ammunition or elements for business. Ammotec additionally provides small-caliber ammunition for protection and legislation enforcement. Within the parliamentary course of, the sale of Ammotec had been confirmed in autumn 2021, as stipulated by the Swss Federal Council. On land RUAG Worldwide is concerned in designing and operating digital, reside and constructive simulations. The corporate are additionally a market chief in small-calibre ammunition, pyrotechnic components and elements for the Looking & Sports activities and Defence & Regulation Enforcement enterprise areas in addition to the development business.

Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta (Pietro Beretta Weapon Manufacturing facility) is a privately held Italian firearms manufacturing firm working in a number of nations. Its firearms are used worldwide for quite a lot of civilian, legislation enforcement, and army functions. Sporting arms account for three-quarters of gross sales; Beretta can be recognized for advertising taking pictures garments and equipment. Based within the sixteenth century, Beretta is the oldest lively producer of firearm elements on the planet. In 1526 its inaugural product was arquebus barrels; by all accounts Beretta-made barrels outfitted the Venetian fleet on the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Beretta has provided weapons for each main European conflict since 1650. Beretta acquired a number of home rivals (notably Benelli and Franchi) and a few international corporations (notably in Finland) within the late Nineteen Eighties. With the acquisition, the Beretta Holding Group will develop to greater than 6,000 workers with greater than 50 subsidiaries worldwide. The turnover will attain almost 1.4 billion euros.