Taurus, the Strategic Defense Company, received on Wednesday (25.oct.23) at its factory in São LeopoldoTaurus, the Strategic Defense Company, received on Wednesday (25.oct.23) at its factory in São Leopoldo

During their visit to the Strategic Defense Company on Wednesday (25), they were shown products, manufacturing processes and technology and innovation research and development projects

Taurus, the Strategic Defense Company, received on Wednesday (25.oct.23) at its factory in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, the visit of military personnel from friendly nations who are attending the Brazilian Army’s course for the Training of Weapons Sergeants.

The delegation included 20 foreign sergeants from Argentina, Ecuador, Guyana, the United States, Mexico, Namibia, Suriname and Uruguay, as well as nine Brazilian soldiers from the Weapons Sergeants Training School (EASA).

EASA, a Brazilian Army educational establishment based in Cruz Alta (RS), is not only responsible for training the institution’s sergeants-at-arms, guaranteeing technical-professional knowledge that enables students to progress in their careers, but it also receives military personnel from friendly nations who take part in institutional exchange programs between armed forces to complete training courses in Brazil. The school takes advantage of the interaction with foreign military personnel to share, in addition to the operational aspects of the military profession, experiences that can add to the training of foreign military personnel, such as visits that enable them to get to know the particularities of the country, understand society, the territory and the history of Brazil.

During the visit, the soldiers visited the Taurus plant, which in recent years has undergone a major expansion and modernization process in the direction of Industry 4.0, with investments of more than R$500 million in new machinery, equipment, systems, automated production processes and the development of robotic cells.

The visitors had the opportunity to see the company’s production, quality and logistics processes, the MIM – Metal Injection Molding – plant, as well as Taurus’ Continuing Education project and future investment plans.

They also learned about Taurus’ broad portfolio, made up of revolvers, pistols, submachine guns, rifles, carbines and shotguns that serve the civilian, military and police markets in Brazil and around the world, the research and development projects for new products and new materials, as well as checking out the rigorous quality processes and acceptance protocols to which 100% of the products are subjected before being marketed.

The members of the delegation were able to see the products developed using Taurus’ own technology, including the first weapons in the world to use graphene in their composition, the innovative pistol and revolver models with the T.O.R.O. (Taurus Optic Ready Option) system, which are already prepared to receive optical sights, as well as the various versions of the T4 assault rifle, in calibers 5. 56 and .300 BLK, widely available. 56 and .300 BLK, widely used by various police, military and security institutions in Brazilian states and around the world, especially by NATO member countries and the Philippine Army, where it has become the standard rifle in operations due to its quality.

For Taurus’ Global CEO, Salesio Nuhs, this is an opportunity to show the quality and robustness of the production process, the weapons developed and tested here in Brazil with 100% national labor, in addition to all the investments in technology and innovation that have been and are being made at Taurus factories and that have made this company one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world.

“It is very important that military personnel from other countries get to know the products and processes that are developed here in Brazil with our own technology, by Taurus’ Brazil/United States Integrated Technology and Engineering Center (CITE), an example of success for the Defense Industrial Base (BID) in a market where high added technological value is a striking feature,” says Taurus’ Global CEO, Salesio Nuhs.

Since 2020, Taurus has had the Brazil/United States Integrated Technology and Engineering Center (CITE) in Brazil, with more than 250 engineers dedicated to research and development of new products, technologies and processes. In recent years, the company has also established strategic partnerships with renowned universities, laboratories and research institutes that work in line with the most advanced technological solutions in the world, with the aim of expanding its research and development capacity.

Taurus has already received several awards in recognition of its high standards of quality and innovation, such as “Handgun of the Year”, considered the most important award in the United States arms industry, the largest and most competitive arms market in the world.

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