Taurus

200,000-square-foot
founded in 1939
US plant in 1984

  • based in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Founded as a tool and die forging plant
  • 1941 first revolver, the Model 38101SO
  • 1968 introduced to U.S. market
  • 1971, the Bangor Punta Corporation, then the owner of Smith & Wesson, purchased 54 percent of Forjas Taurus
  • 1977 purchased by current owners
  • 1980 purchased Beretta’s São Paulo manufacturing plant
    with tooling, technical drawings, and work force
  • 1984 created a subsidiary Taurus USA in Miami, Florida
  • 1997 purchased rights & equipment to manufacture Rossi revolvers
  • 1999 ISO 9001 manufacturing designation
  • 2005 Model PT 1911
  • 2006 The Judge
  • 2012 purchased Heritage Manufacturing
  • 2013 PT-111 Millennium
  • 2015 the Curve .380 ACP
  • 2017 Spectrum
  • 2018 Raging Hunter
  • 2019 relocation of its U.S. facility to Bainbridge, Georgia
    200,000-square-foot

 

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