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Nammo launches ammunition production line in Sastamala

Nammo Lapua Oy, a Finnish subsidiary of the Nammo Group, signed an agreement with the Finnish aerospace and defense group, Patria Oyj to acquire the ammunition facility in Sastamala in November 2014.

An official ceremony was held in Sastamala on Monday 12 January 2015, for the initiation of the production line. Representatives from the Finnish MoD, FDF Logistic Center and City of Sastamala were present during the event together with the Nammo Sastamala employees.

The facility in Sastamala is specialized in production of metal components for artillery and mortar ammunition.

By acquiring the Sastamala facility Nammo proves its seriousness with regards to the company’s position in Finland and show responsibility in securing the supplies for the Finnish Defense Forces and further strengthen the existing long-term partnership agreement.

“The capability of the Sastamala facility fits very well into Nammo’s artillery -and mortar ammunition activities and in parallel we secure that the competence remains in Finland. We are very happy to announce the official launch of the production line today”, says Erkki Mäkelä, Site Manager, Nammo Lapua Oy.

For more detailed information, please contact:

Erkki Mäkelä
Site Manager
Nammo Lapua Oy, Vihtavuori Site
Tel: +358 10 52 33 200

Sissel Solum
Senior Vice President Communication
Nammo Group
Tel.: +47 61 15 22 42

Nammo Group
The Nammo Group is a high-technology supplier to the aerospace & defence industry. Its core businesses are military and sporting ammunition; shoulder launched munitions; rocket motors and actuators for aerospace applications; and environmentally friendly demilitarization. Nammo has 2,200 employees working in 22 facilities located in 9 countries.