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FN Herstal

Firearms & Accessories for Defense & Law Enforcement

FN Herstal is part of Herstal Group that is known around the globe for the quality of its products. Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting and marksmanship.

Herstal Group has its headquarters in Herstal, a suburb of Liege, Belgium, and offices in several other European countries, North America and Asia.

Each subsidiary has its own research, development and manufacturing facilities, and its own selling network.

Since 1997, Herstal Group has been 100% owned by the Walloon Region of Belgium. With manufacturing locations in Belgium, US, Portugal and Japan, the global Herstal Group provides employment to a workforce of about 3,000 people.

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Firearms & Accessories for Defense & Law Enforcement

Just like Herstal Group's headquarters, FN Herstal is located in Herstal, Belgium, at the heart of Europe, the European Union and NATO. The Herstal facilities house all Departments in charge of designing, testing, manufacturing, marketing and selling light and portable weapons, integrated weapon systems, ammunition and associated products to Military and Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide.

FN Herstal is the 100% parent company of two U.S. entities:

  • FN Manufacturing, established in Columbia, South Carolina, is the U.S. manufacturing arm of FN Herstal and is currently producing M249 light machine guns, M240 medium machine guns and M16 rifles, among other. FN Manufacturing is one of only three manufacturers designated by the U.S. Government as the domestic industry base small arms production. 70% of the small arms used by U.S. Armed Forces around the world bear the FN name.
  • FNH USA, located in Mc Lean, Virginia, is the U.S. sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal.

More recently, in July 2011, FN Herstal acquired Finland-based Company Noptel Oy, specialized in laser range technology.

In addition, FN Herstal also relies on a worldwide sales network that guarantees customers a local support on the international level.


Firearms & Accessories for Defense & Law Enforcement

Tradition and Technological Innovation

FN Herstal has a long history of weapon manufacturing excellence, dating back to 1889 when many of the region's arms makers joined together to complete a large contract for 150,000 military rifles for the Belgian government under the original company name of Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre.

From the very start, FN Herstal has focused on innovation and product improvement, resulting in the development and production of a large number of state-of-the-art weapons and associated products being renowned and used by Military and Law Enforcement operators around the globe.

This accounts for FN Herstal establishing in the last fifty years a position of worldwide leadership in the small arms market.

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FN Herstal SA
Voie de Liege 33
B-4040 Herstal
Tel: +32 4 240 81 11
Fax: +32 4 240 86 79
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27/02/2017 Firearms & Accessories for Defense & Law Enforcement FN Herstal Releases its Next Generation FN FCU to Enhance Hit Probability of 40mm Grenade System More
28/06/2016 Firearms and Accessories for Defense & Law Enforcement New FN Herstal HUD Sighting System for Airborne Axial Armaments More