Fiocchi announced the acquisition of shotgun ammunition manufacturer Baschieri & Pellagri. Baschieri & Pellagri, established in Bologna, Italy, is known throughout Europe and the U.S. for its shotshells and advanced components including powders, wads, and the “Gordon case,” developed to reduce recoil in hunting and competition shotgun applications. Fiocchi said its acquisition of Baschieri & Pellagri presents significant opportunities for vertical integration across the respective brands as both entities communicate insight, manufacturing expertise and merge their specialized component technologies. The merger is anticipated to expand its production capabilities and diversify the product assortment across the Fiocchi and Baschieri & Pellagri portfolios.
With this incorporation of Baschieri & Pellagri, Fiocchi will have four manufacturing plants located on two continents: the historical manufacturing plant of Fiocchi in Lecco, the Baschieri & Pellagri operation in Marano di Castenaso, the production facility in Ozark, and the recently acquired Little Rock, AK facility. [full article]