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Response to False Reports of Heckler & Koch Withdrawing from the U.S. Market

 

 

Columbus, Georgia – Unknown parties have executed a disinformation attack against Heckler & Koch USA in the past 24 hours. Authentic looking letters and other communications purporting to be from Heckler & Koch, Germany have been sent to several retailers in the U.S. stating HK GmbH is “recalling all firearms from the sporting and commercial market in the USA” and ceasing operations. This is untrue and a complete fabrication.

Example of false HK letter
Example of false HK letter

Heckler & Koch USA is committed to the U.S. market and in fact announced a major expansion to its American operations on January 13, 2017. HK-USA is investing $28.5 million to expand its existing operations in Columbus, Georgia. This includes a new 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility.

 

“Heckler & Koch is unwavering in our resolution to establish a major presence here in the U.S. and the origin and motivation behind this recent falsehood is unknown to us. We intend to consult with law enforcement agencies and the authorities here and in Germany to discover the perpetrators behind this insidious attack,” said Mike Holley, VP of Sales and Marketing of HK USA. “Consumers, retailers, American law enforcement agencies, and our military customers can rest easy knowing we are here for the long haul.”