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‘FN Herstal acquires Manroy Plc' 

July 2, 2014 – FN Herstal acquires Manroy Plc
FN Herstal, S.A.’s takeover bid for UK-based company Manroy Plc, which was issued on March 28, 2014, was approved by the UK Competition and Markets Authority and 95.59% of shareholders on Tuesday July 1, 2014.

With the terms of the offer being met, FN Herstal’s board of directors declared the offer final and unconditional. As of now, FN Herstal controls Manroy Plc.

Manroy Plc employs around 70 staff, and designs and manufactures machine guns to name just a few.

The necessary procedures will be put in place over the coming weeks to acquire 100% of the shares in Manroy and delist the company.

This deal is part of Herstal Group’s expansion, allowing FN Herstal to consolidate its position in a strategic European market.

‘Manroy Lightweight Towing System Success’

With over 1500 systems in service, the Manroy Lightweight Towing System (LTS) continues to prove its worth with Users. The LTS has been in service in the UK and overseas now for 4 years and is currently being assessed by over 10 potential new customers worldwide. The system was designed initially to allow vehicles with a gross weight  of 12,000kgs to be towed safely. However, with minor design modifications and an increase in the total weight of the LTS of only 1kg, the towing capacity was increased such that it will now tow vehicles with a gross weight of up to 18,000kgs. The system weighs a mere 26kgs thereby allowing it to be carried by one person. The telescopic design of the legs means that the LTS is 1500mm long when the legs are extended but the stowed length of the LTS is only 1000mm. The system is designed to be used in conjunction with towing adaptors which couple the bar to the towing lugs of the vehicle. These adaptors are designed and manufactured by Manroy. As with the towbar itself, the adaptors are light due to the main body being manufactured from high grade aluminium alloy whilst the pins are high tensile steel. For further information on the Manroy LTS, please contact sales@manroy.com

Scorpio Turret Ready To Go

In August Manroy successfully trialled their one man Turret ‘Scorpio’ including live firing of 1000’s of rounds of ammunition without a single stoppage. Scorpio is currently being offered for several programmes around the world. Scorpio is a lightweight, low profile turret that can be configured to fire either the 12.7mm M2 HB QCB or the 7.62mm GPMG (both weapons are supplied by Manroy). Either weapon can be loaded, fired and fully maintained from below armour.

Scorpio is shown fitted with an Image Intensified Day Night Gunners Sight and 76mm Smoke Discharger System. The turret can be armoured up to STANAG 4569 Level III using an appliqué  armour system (including vision blocks) with a base level protection of typically STANAG 4569 Level II or B7. Various options can be included in the build standard including a Thermal Sight and Power Drive System. For further details, please contact sales@manroy.com.

We would like to invite anyone visiting the DSA exhibition Kuala Lumpur between 16th-19th April 2012 to visit the Manroy stand 4057, where we are exhibiting our range of products.  If you are unable to visit but would like more information on any of our product ranges please follow this link  sales email and we will assist you with your enquiry.

Systems up in numbers.

"UK machine gun maker Manroy will supply UK Forces with blank firing systems (BFS), tow bars and tripods in a £1.1 million contract. Manroy will provide 295 BFS for training, taking the total number of BFS sold to the MOD by Manroy to 363. Manroy owns the intellectual property rights for the 0.5’ calibre Heavy Machine Gun Blank Firing System, including the ammunition, and last May signed a £4.1 million, five year continuation to an existing contract to supply the MOD with blank ammunition."

From DE&S ‘Decider’ magazine April

Marines Security Drill on the Thames

UK Marines armed with Manroy .50" M2 Heavy Machine Guns fitted with QCB hare down the Thames in pursuit of suspected terrorists, this simulated exercise reported in the press was a practice run in the event  of a full scale terrorist attack on the 2012 London Olympics.

London Olympics

Manroy Lightweight Vehicle Recovery Systems on Husky

Captured from BBC1's 'Inside Out' Manroy's  Lightweight Vehicle Recovery Systems on Husky vehicle on service in Helmand Provence Afghanistan.

This lightweight system weighing only 26kg is tested to 18,000kgs enabling a one man recovery.

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