|CBC - Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos - is one of the largest military and commercial ammunition manufacturers in the world. The company has 83 years of small and medium caliber ammunition expertise. The high quality of CBC’s products is recognized internationally. |
The CBC production units in Brazil, located in the city of Ribeirão Pires, in São Paulo State in a vast green area of 500 acres with 377.000 square feet of built area, and in the city of Montenegro, in Rio Grande do Sul State, are among the most modern ones in the world. Currently, CBC has a workforce of 1,625 employees. CBC Group has more than 3.000 employees.
Technology, scale and productivity are the key drivers for CBC´s production plants. The manufacturing process is fully integrated with own propellant powder and primer composition, as well as its primer, projectile and case manufacturing plants. This high level of production verticalization guarantees integrated operation, solid supply chain management and timely order fulfillment through a total control of the base materials and components.
Being a company certified by ISO 9001:2000, CBC adopts a strict production control which, along with high quality standards, meets international standards such as SAAMI, CIP, NATO, and USMIL.
CBC produces a wide range of cartridges for commercial, law enforcement and military use, including .22LR rimfire ammunition, complete line for pistol and revolver ammunition and medium caliber up to 30 mm for automatic guns used on aircrafts. CBC has invested heavily in new production lines for military ammunition and currently has the most modern factory to produce the calibers 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm.
All commercial cartridges made by CBC are sold worldwide under the trade name “MAGTECH” and exported to more than 70 countries through two distribution centres, one in Minneapolis, MN, in the USA and the other in Hamburg, Germany.
In 2007 CBC acquired MEN - Metallwerk Elisenhutte, ranked amongst the most renowned ammunition manufacturers for small arms weapons in Europe, located in Nassau/Germany, which for more than 52 years now, have been one of the major suppliers for the German Bundeswehr as well as for German police and security authorities.
In 2009, Sellier&Bellot, located in Vlašim/Czech Republic, become a member of CBC Group. Sellier & Bellot deals with research & development, manufacturing and distribution of ammunition, pyrotechnic products, special equipment, tooling and gauges. During its 184 year history the company maintains significant positions on European and overseas markets, where more than 80% of its production is being exported.
These two companies bring to CBC additional technical expertise regarding the production and commercialization of specialized ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. Together with its strong global brands Magtech, MEN and Sellier&Bellot, CBC provides ammunition and services in more than 90 countries worldwide which assures a prominent position amongst the foremost manufacturers of ammunition in the world.