SIG Sauer Shutters Germany Factory

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posted on June 11, 2020
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On June 4, it was announced that SIG Sauer is closing. But it’s not SIG Sauer, Inc. here in the United States, based in New Hampshire. No, the plant being shuttered is in Eckernförde, GermanySIG Sauer GmbH. Also, SIG Sauer AG in Neuhausen, Switzerland, is doing just fine, continuing to produce arms for the Swiss military and police. 

This closing only affects a couple handgun models, some rifles and about 130 employees in northern Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein. Although Lorenz Sauer dates back to 1751 in Suhl, Thuringia, and it became J.P. Sauer & Son in 1840, the move to the Eckernförde location didn’t come until 1951—not long after the Iron Curtain went up across Europe. Walther moved out of the same region when the reality of Communist oppression became clear.

According to a statement from SIG Sauer: “L&O Holding group has announced that it is closing its SIG SAUER, GmbH (Germany) division in Eckernförde, Germany. L&O Holding owns and operates numerous business units in the defense and hunting market including SIG SAUER, GmbH (Germany), SIG SAUER, Inc. (U.S.A.), and German Sports Group, GmbH (GSG), among others.” 

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