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  ABOUT THE COMPANY
 
 
  CBC Profile  
  CBC - Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos is the largest military and commercial ammunition manufacturer in Latin America, and has over 60 years of small caliber military ammunition expertise. The high quality of CBC’s products is commercially recognized internationally under the brand name MAGTECH.  
     
  CBC Overview  
  CBC was founded in 1926 and from 1936 up to 1979, Remington Arms and ICI were the main shareholders. Today it is a totally privately owned Brazilian company and the principal share holder is the ARBI investment group.  
     
  CBC employs 1,200 people and produces more than 415 million rounds of ammunition each year. CBC’s manufacturing operations are ISO 9001 certified.  
     
  CBC’s main industrial complex is located in the city of Ribeirao Pires in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a vast green area of 500 acres with 377.000 square feet of built area. This key facility contains its ammunition, propellant powder and primer composition manufacturing operations, as well as its central offices. A second industrial complex, located in the south of Brazil is dedicated to the production of firearms and shot-shells.  
     
  All the ammunition lots produced at CBC are evaluated in the ballistic laboratory. Tests are monitored by very precise computers, which check for the ammunition performance, including velocity, pressure, accuracy and impact. All of these facilities are also available for the improvement and development of ammunition for all our customers. All ammunition is tested, from .22RF up to the 20 mm and 30 mm, used in military ships and aircrafts. All the information generated during the testing is automatically entered in the computer databases. Test facilities include six tunnels for ballistic tests, which range from 55 to 492 yards in length.  
     
  CBC offers a wide range of products for commercial and military use, including centerfire and rimfire ammunition of small and medium calibers, industrial cartridges, ammunition components, propellant powder, shotguns and rifles. CBC produces cartridges for both the civilian and military markets with calibers ranging from .22LR to 30 mm. As the arsenal for the Brazilian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force), besides supplying to several military forces worldwide, military ammunition has a daily average production of 1.000.000 rounds of 7.62 mm, 5.56 mm, .50 (12.7 x 99 mm), and other medium calibers and special rounds for training.  
     
  The major volume production is the manufacturing of handgun ammunition for all calibers. The most popular cartridges produced today are calibers .380 AUTO, 40 S&W, 9 mm, 375MAG, 45AUTO, 44MAGNUM and .38. CBC also produces a wide range of rifle cartridges and shotshells. All commercial cartridges made by CBC are sold worldwide under the trade name “MAGTECH” and exported to more than 50 countries over two distribution centers, one in Minneapolis,MN, in the USA and the other in Hamburg, Germany. This ammunition is widely adopted by the Police in more than 20 countries and also by the Armed Forces worldwide.  
     
  About 80 percent of CBC’s firearms are exported and the export rate of the ammunition is approximately 70 percent of our total production. Products meet international regulations and are qualified by the Brazilian Armed Forces and the main proof houses in Europe.
The high quality of CBC’s products, recognized internationally, and the fact that it is currently exporting to over 50 countries, assures CBC a prominent position amongst the foremost manufacturers of ammunition and firearms in the world.
 
     
 
Aerial view of the plant - Ribeirão Pires - SP – Brazil Aerial view of the plant - Montenegro - RS - Brazil
 
     
 

CBC - COMPANHIA BRASILEIRA DE CARTUCHOS
Av. Humberto de Campos,
3220 - CEP: 09426-900 - Guapituba - Ribeirão Pires / SP
Phone: 55 11 2139-8219 or 2139-8302
Fax: 55 11 2139-8323
e-mail: export@cbc.com.br
URL: www.cbc.com.br