Heckler & Koch

HK USA started 2004
Virginia, New Hampshire, Georgia

  • 1948, three former Mauser engineers, Edmund Heckler, Theodor Koch, and Alex Seidel, salvaged machine tools and started in the vacant Mauser factory
  • December 28, 1949 changed name to Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • 1956 G3 battle rifle
  • 1969 as the MP5
  • 1974 – diversified
    – Defense and Law Enforcement
    – Hunting and Sports
  • 2004 – HK416
  • 2005 – Heckler & Koch Defense Inc
    – U.S. affiliate of Heckler & Koch
    – Sterling, Virginia
  • 2007 – new facility in Ashburn, Virginia
  • 2008 – HK begins to build pistols in the USA
    – HK45 first HK officially ‘Made in the USA’
  • 2008 Newington, New Hampshire factory opened
    – 70,000 square foot
    – to build HK MR556 and HK MR762
  • locations in
    –  Ashburn, Virginia
    – Newington, New Hampshire
    – Columbus, Georgia
  • 2017 Closed Newington and moved to Georgia
    – 50,000 square-foot
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