Last Update July 10, 2019


  • CBRN Equipment
  • Composites, Plastics & Rubber
  • Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Logistics Support
  • Metal Processing, Parts & Components
  • Services (R&D, training, engineering, consultancy, …)
  • Weapons & Ammunition

In April of 1979, FBM or Fabrica Boliviana de Municiones (in other words the "Bolivian Ammunition Factory") was founded by a state investment of some $6.5 million and with the participation of the French firm MANURHIN, a supplier of ammunition manufacturing equipment. The production site of the company is located in the military district of Cotapachi, in the same area as MAXAM-FANEXA and the Central Army Arsenal, thus establishing a cluster of high strategic value for the country.

The initial purpose for establishing the company, was to provide the Bolivian Armed Forces with the necessary ammunition for the two predominant ammunition calibres, of both long and short firearms. Later this role was expanded to encompass the import of arms and ammunition to cover local demand.

FABRICA BOLIVIANA DE MUNICION develops small caliber ammunition and small arms and is considered a leading company in the sector, as well as the technical body of the Armed Forces of Bolivia specialising in weapons, personal protection equipment, chemical agents and ammunition.

The company's propietary products include:
  • 7.62x51mm caliber ammunition
  • 5.56x45mm caliber ammunition 
  • 9mm caliber ammunition
  • Non-lethal ammunition
FBM (Fabrica Boliviana de Municiones) further imports and markets of other calibres of ammunition, grenades of various types, shotguns, rifles, revolvers and pistols. The company has representation agreements with Welser Itage (Condor S.A.) and Taurus Forgings, both from Brazil.
Additionally, the company offers surface treatment and general maintenance services for small arms, as well as welding and plastic injection services for the general industry. For this, the Company is certified as adhering to the ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 international quality standards.
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Fabrica Boliviana de Municiones (FBM)

  • Km 11 ½ Av. Blanco Galindo, Av. Bilbao Rioja, Cotapachi, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • +591 – 44260910
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