Ammunition firm takes the Caracal name to grow

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Published February 22nd, 2011 - 02:04 GMT

Tawazun has recently signed an agreement to acquire, Abu Dhabi’s small ammunition manufacturer, ADCOM Manufacturing Limited, as part of its strategy to consolidate its capabilities in the sector and seek synergies in future development. To be renamed as Caracal Light Ammunition (CLA), Tawazun is currently implementing new strategies and expansion plans for the CLA.

Caracal Light Ammunition is a manufacturer of small ammunitions, producing various calibers, including 5.56mm, 9mm, 7.62mm and 12.7mm, for the UAE Armed Forces. With manufacturing capabilities established in 1994, CLA has a regional and international customer base.  CLA has implemented total quality management (TQM) to its manufacturing facility and gained the internationally recognised “ISO 9001 – 2008” certification.

Mohammed Al Ghefly, Plant Manager of CLA, said:

“The company is committed to addressing its customers requirements and is dedicated to meeting their satisfaction. Over the past 10 years we have expanded steadily both in the region and round the world. We look forward to further increasing our capabilities to meet market requirements and introduce new products.”

Background Information

Tawazun Holding

Tawazun Economic Council was founded in 1992 to fulfil a vision of comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development within the UAE.

Since its establishment, the Council enabled creation of more than 90 companies and investment vehicles, covering 11 sectors, including defense manufacturing. These companies play a vital role in boosting economic growth in the UAE.

The Council envisions maximizing economic benefits by providing the needed inputs for the industrial development, supervising relevant acquisition programs, driving necessary industry regulations and contribution to economic diversification. It also targets contribution to enhancing UAE’s industrial stature, to achieving a robust knowledge-based economy and to boosting the flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs)

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