Colt Canada

Ontario Kitchener, Ontario Diemaco
Colt Canada Corporation
Private
IndustryDefense
PredecessorDiemaco (1984) Inc., div. of Héroux-Devtek Inc.
FoundedMay 20, 2005 (2005-05-20)
Headquarters,
Area served
North America, Europe, Pacific
ProductsFirearms, weapons
Number of employees
100
ParentColt's Manufacturing Company
Website[1]

Colt Canada (formerly called Diemaco)[1] is a firearms manufacturer owned by United States-based Colt and located in Kitchener, Ontario.

The company is a defense contractor that manufactures and supplies small arms to the Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian law enforcement agencies, and Canadian civilian shooters, as well as defense research & development, training, logistic support, repair and overhaul.[2] In addition, the company exports firearms internationally. Known foreign customers include Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The company's main products are the C7 rifle and derivatives which are manufactured under a licence of Colt Defense USA, and the EAGLE side-loading 40mm LV grenade launcher. Colt Canada describes itself as the Canadian government's "Centre of Excellence for small arms" and the Canadian Forces' sole supplier of the C7 family of rifles.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Canadian Trade Index". Owen Media Partners Inc. Retrieved 15 Apr 2009.
  2. ^ "CADSI Colt Canada Corporation Details". Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 7 Apr 2011.
  3. ^ "Colt Defense LLC to Host Investor Conference Call on 2010 Year End Financial Results". Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 7 Apr 2011.