FN Herstal SA
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B-4040 Herstal

FN Herstal SA


FN Herstal is part of the Herstal Group that celebrates 125 years of excellence in 2014.


Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester Firearms, the Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and shooting.


The Herstal facilities house all departments in charge of designing, developing, manufacturing, testing, marketing and selling small arms, integrated weapon systems, ammunition and associated products to Military, Law Enforcement and Special Forces operators all over the globe.


FN Herstal is the parent company of three fully owned entities:

  • FN Manufacturing, LCC, Columbia, South Carolina, established in 1978 to build and supply small caliber firearms to the U.S. Military. Over the years, law enforcement and commercial users have complemented the customer list. Some of the firearms that FN Manufacturing currently produces are the M16 rifles, the M249, MK46, MK48 and M240 series of machine guns, as well as a range of handguns.
  • FNH USA, LCC, Mc Lean, Virginia, US, sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal.
  • Noptel Oy, Oulu, Finland, founded in 1982, is specialized in the design and manufacture of advanced optoelectronic devices. FN Herstal and Noptel started to work together in the late 2000s to design and develop the innovative FN Fire Control Unit (the so-called FN FCU™) using laser range finding technology. In July 2011, FN Herstal acquired the Finnish company to reinforce its leading position in offering its worldwide customers small caliber weapons integrating modern electronics.
Manufacturer of Armaments