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Interview

Sarsılmaz – Turkey’s Experts Producing the Highest Quality and Selection of Guns

In an Interview with the President of Sarsılmaz Silah Sanayi Latif Aral ALİŞ discusses the company’s scientific developments and innovations their focus on R&D. The company aims to manufacture the products that will best fulfill the demands and requirements foreseen in the global market. Sarsılmaz’s cumulative experience and know-how spans over 139 years, the only company in Turkey and in the world capable of manufacturing sports guns, pistols, shotguns and machine guns

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Defence Turkey: Sarsılmaz Silah Sanayi A.Ş. has a deep-rooted history in manufacturing weapons and currently the company conducts the production of almost 100 types of guns in different sizes. Shall we start our interview with the Company’s 2018 performance figures? 

Latif Aral ALİŞ: We initiated our journey five generations ago with the flintlock, and in time we turned into an R&D industry capable of designing and manufacturing pistols, machine guns, shotguns and cannons. The number of our employees at Sarsılmaz and its affiliates is over 1,600. We have an outdoor area of 66,000 square meters and indoor area of 40,000 square meters at our factory established at the Düzce 1st Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ). Presently, we launched the construction of our additional facilities. Our investments in machinery and facilities are also under construction. Sarsılmaz is the first and sole R&D Company in the light weapon industry in our country certified by the Ministry of Industry and Technology.