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The B&T AG was established in May 1991 by Mr. Karl Brügger and a partner in order to produce suppressors for the domestic Swiss market. In 2005 the partner sold his shares of the company to Mr. Brügger, who remains the sole owner of B&T today. Mr. Brügger also takes keen interest in everything technical that B&T does and has his input in every design the company produces.
B&T is fully licensed by the Swiss Government to import, export, trade and manufacture all categories of war material including small arms, ammunition, and related accessories. The actual location is Thun, Switzerland just 20 minutes from the capital of Bern.
B&T consists of two separate divisions, one trading and one manufacturing division. The trading division works mainly on the domestic Swiss LE and military market, representing global companies in the industry such as Heckler & Koch GmbH,Aimpoint AB, 5.11 Tactical, Simunition Inc. and many more.
The manufacturing division is working as the designer and producer of choice by many leading manufacturers in the European arms industry (HK, Beretta, FN Herstal, Haenel, Merkel, CZ, Glock, SIG, Accuracy International among others) with suppressors and accessory mounts. If you ask HK for a suppressor they will supply a B&T product. B&T is working hard to promote its brand as one that is known for quality. It is a registered NATO supplier (NCAGE S9042) with many NSN NATO Stock Numbers on it’s products.
B&T is still a rather small company with around 70 employees of which 20 are filling technical positions such as production operators, designers and engineers. The others are specialists in international trading, freight management and office management.
The production facility is consisting of 20 CNC workstations. For prototyping purposes there are nine conventional workstations. B&T is developing not less than 100 new products per year. For development and quality control, B&T supports an own testing facility.
The full B&T enterprise with all its management processes is ISO 9001 certified since 2005.