A Worldwide Presence
Just like the 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, 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 was 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 is the U.S. sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal.
- Noptel Oy, Oulu, Finland
Founded in 1982, Noptel Oy 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.
In addition to these three entities, FN Herstal relies on a sales network all over the world that provides international customers with local support.