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Munitions manufacturer moves to Georgia

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 14, 2022

A European-owned ammunition manufacturer has joined the growing list of firearms and firearms equipment manufacturers who call Georgia home.

Norma Precision Ammunition, a subsidiary of European ammunition manufacturer RUAG Ammotec, is moving its US headquarters, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations to Chatham County, near Savannah. He did not specify how many jobs the company was bringing.

The company’s US subsidiary is located in Tampa, Florida.

The Swiss company RUAG Ammotec manufactures ammunition for sports shooters, special operations forces and police forces around the world. In 2021, Norma Precision Ammunition manufactured over 30 million rounds of ammunition in the United States

Georgia has quietly become one of the top 10 states for gun manufacturers. When Remington announced late last year that it was bringing 850 jobs to West Georgia, it became the latest major manufacturer to set up shop here, joining other global brands such as Glock, Heckler & Koch and Taurus.

“With their facilities near the Port of Savannah – the number one port for US exports – and our pool of highly skilled talent, I am confident that RUAG Ammotec will be very pleased with their decision to invest in the State of Peach,” , Governor Brian Kemp said in a news release Monday.

Paul Lemke, President of Norma Precision Ammunition, said, “The Savannah area offers a significant opportunity to expand our small arms ammunition manufacturing and distribution operations to meet growing customer demand and better serve our partners in the small arms industry, while providing unparalleled services. access to the world-class port of Savannah.”

The company is currently recruiting for advanced manufacturing, distribution, management and sales positions.