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ast year, Fiocchi significantly increased
its production capabilities in the United
States, thanks to the acquisition of an
existing ammunition plant in Little Rock, Ark.
Not long after that, it made waves when it
purchased upscale ammo maker Baschieri &
Pellagri, an Italian company and a Fiocchi competitor
in the shooting and hunting sector.
Approximately 80 percent of Fiocchibrand
products sold in the United States are
loaded either in Ozark, Mo., or at the new
plant in Little Rock. The Ozark facility alone
manufactures more than 300 million centerfire
rounds and shotshells per year.
Says Anthony Acitelli, the president and
chief executive officer of Fiocchi USA: " Many
people don't realize how much of Fiocchi's
output is made in the United States. We are
essentially a U.S. company with an Italian
supply chain. "
Renowned worldwide for performance and
reliability, Fiocchi's ammunition is popular with
competitive shooters. The best examples are
drawn from Fiocchi's shooters securing multiple
Olympic medals in biathlon, trap and double
trap events, along with world and national
titles. Besides manufacturing ammunition
for competition, law enforcement, personal
defense, training and hunting, Fiocchi is a top
cartridge component producer. The company
expanded internationally in 1983 when Fiocchi
USA opened its doors in Missouri.
Today, Fiocchi USA is mostly independent
of the supply chain from Europe. Acitelli has
committed to vertically integrating the company's
U.S. production. The new manufacturing
operation in Arkansas is just the beginning.
" Current expansion plans that we have in
place with Fiocchi are intended to capture
a bigger share of the U.S. market, " said
Fiocchi's Shooting
Dynamics target
loads make for a
clean connection
from gun to target.
Acitelli. " When we look at the supply chain
in Italy and the branding here in the United
States, it makes sense to do more in the
market that most of our sales are. For
Fiocchi, the strategy is to expand here. "
Armed with 27 years of experience
navigating domestic and international
ammunition markets, Acitelli is about as
qualified as one can be to helm a large ammo
company. A Navy veteran and MBA graduate,
he joined Fiocchi in 2019 after his tenure
as chairman and CEO of the Remington
Outdoor Company. Before that, Acitelli was
the president and CEO of Taurus Holdings
and senior vice-president of sales for Colt
Defense, along with holding several executive
positions within Alliant Techsystems' security
and sporting divisions. (He's also a great shot
when flushing Thomasville, Ga., quails.)
While the company's plans to increase
manufacturing output were announced during
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