Innovations since 1863
Sports shooting, and in particular precision target shooting, is in the blood of the Swiss. It's not only sporting competition, but also cultural aspects, that have merged since the Middle Ages into a strong tradition in Switzerland. Sporting gun technology has also evolved intensively with it.
Since the late 19th century, one Swiss name has been conspicuous in international shooting sport:
Inspired by its successful work for the Swiss army, the company founded by the Hämmerli family devoted its workmanship, its experience and its engineering skills to making Swiss marksmen world-famous.
In 1897, the Swiss won the first World Shooting Championships using Hämmerli guns. For the World Championships in 1925, Hämmerli equipped the Swiss team with the Martini 300 m match carbine specially designed for them. That year and in the following years, the Swiss team forged ahead of the USA, the previous world champions. In 1929, the US team too used the Hämmerli carbine. That started a neck-and-neck race, with the Swiss winning first and at last the Americans again in 1930. That laid the foundations for the permanent international presence of Hämmerli.
Alliances concluded between strong partners are today everyday announcements in the business news. The example of the UMAREX Group demonstrates that these fusions work magnificently. In addition to CARL WALTHER GmbH, Hämmerli too has joined this strong grouping in 2006.
Hämmerli has been one of the most innovative companies in sporting gun design for many years now. But many developments would never have been possible without close cooperation with top national and international athletes. Our aims are to intensify that cooperation even further and to ensure with our products the high standards needed for success at the Olympics in the future too.
We will be redoubling our efforts to cement our national and international presence, both at sporting events and in cooperation with our trading partners all over the world.
Our reward is the success of those marksmen who put their trust in products from our company and use them to achieve personal records.