CANSEE – Canadian-Serbian Business Association visited Zastava Arms on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015. H.E. Philip Pinnington, Canadian Ambassador in Serbia and Ms. čurđa ć eramilac, Trade Commissioner, have joined the visit.
Zastava Arms is the cradle of Serbian industry. By a decision rendered in 1851 the Gun Foundry was moved from Belgrade to Kragujevac and in 1853 first cannon barrels were cast. This ended the efforts of the Principality of Serbia to have its own production of arms and equipment.
Gun Foundry in Kragujevac, the center of the Principality of Serbia, developed quickly. The Gun Foundry had first steam engines, first electric light, first technical school, first quality system and at Large World Fair in Paris, in 1889, the Gun Foundry won several medals.
Before the Second World War, the factory was a real industrial giant, with almost twelve thousand employees and ten thousand machines.
Today, Zastava Arms exports hunting and sporting weapons to over thirty countries in the world and Canada is one among them.
By applying Quality Management System (QMS) Zastava Arms constantly endeavors to improve the quality of products and all processes. Permanent investment in education of staff and purchase of state-of-the-art computer equipment and technology results in placement of new products that follow trends in the world market. With systematic, skilled and creative work, based on tradition of 160 years, Zastava Arms tends to keep the trust of the users of its products and services.