Lithgow NSW, 31 Jan 2022 – Australia’s preeminent sporting rifle manufacturer, Lithgow Arms, has partnered with Fuller Global and Outdoor Sporting Agencies (OSA) to grow Lithgow Arms’ export markets, and strengthen Australia’s commercial firearms manufacturing capability.
Building on Lithgow Arms’ 6-year relationship with OSA, the wholesale distributor of Lithgow Arms sporting rifles in Australia, OSA will become the global distribution partner of the quintessentially Australian brand.
Lithgow Arms currently exports its CrossOver and Woomera firearms to 14 countries around the world. The new partnership with OSA anticipates growth in Lithgow Arms sales to export markets and Australia of 300% within the first 2 years, creating a possible 40-50 new jobs and supporting the current 140 jobs in regional New South Wales.
“Fuller Global and Outdoor Sporting Agencies operates in all major international sporting shooter markets, and appreciates the multimillion-dollar investment by Lithgow Arms in jobs, facilities and plant & equipment to achieve this production growth to meet international sales opportunities.”
David Fuller, Principal of Outdoor Sporting Agencies (OSA)
“This is an exciting time for the Lithgow Arms business. By growing our export markets with our partner, OSA, we will not only be able to showcase Australian made sporting firearms capability on a global stage, but also reinvest in future capability for the domestic market and grow local jobs.”
Graham Evenden, Managing Director, Lithgow Arms
For over a century, Lithgow has been the home of small arms manufacturing, proudly supporting Australia’s soldiers on battlefields around the world. Lithgow Arms and Thales Australia recently announced a $6.5 million investment in the first phase of an industrial plan to transform the Lithgow Arms facility in regional New South Wales. Phase 1 of the new development will integrate both traditional precision manufacturing and digital technologies, including 3D printing, and the installation of automated electro-plating and other metal treatment capabilities.
The new development will also include a new purpose-built live firing test and evaluation capability to support research and technology development for the design, development and precision manufacture of next generation weapons systems for the Australian Defence Force, as well as the next generation of sporting shooters rifles for Australia and export markets.
About Lithgow Arms
Since 1912, Lithgow has proudly supported Australia’s soldiers on battlefields around the world. From Gallipoli, Fromelles and Pozières to North Africa, Borneo and Kokoda, and from Korea, Malaya and Vietnam to East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, Australian troops have carried weapons made in Lithgow.
We are proud of our heritage and people. For over 100 years the men and women of Lithgow have supported the production of small arms, and the Australian Defence Force at home and abroad.
Lithgow Arms is a local business employing over 140 people in regional New South Wales. Working with over 300 Australian SME, more than 90% of content used in production is either sourced from local Australian businesses or made on site. Over the past ten years more than $75m has been invested in site infrastructure and equipment to modernise small arms manufacturing in Australia.
About Outdoor Sporting Agencies
Founded in 2007 by Danny Galea and merged in 2012 with John and David Fuller’s Highland Sports Pty Ltd. Today OSA is Australians largest firearms and related products distributor, employing more than 40 Australians in every State.
The OSA team is focused on delivering Australian hunters, farmers and sporting shooters with the industry’s most prestigious leading brands including Lithgow, ADI, Zeiss, Blaser, Hornady, SIG, Miroku and Sierra.
In recent years the OSA team has worked closely with the Lithgow Arms team to deliver rifles that are now the favorite choice of Aussie farmers. The design and quality is immediately recognized and being Made in Australia is greatly preferred in the bush. OSA and the Fuller Global which owns companies across the US, UK, EU, India, South Africa and New Zealand is a committed partner for Lithgow providing immediate international access to the largest export markets.