THE GAMO TIMELINE
1889: ACSA is founded to produce high quality lead
1950: Antonio Casas Serra, our founding father’s son decides to produce high quality airgun pellets, due to the growing European airgun market.
1955: Because of family and business considerations based on an existing lead source factory founded in 1889, Industrias El Gamo S.A. is born.
1961: The first Gamo airguns are introduced to the Spanish market, with immediate acceptance due to their inherent quality and superior performance. The first steps are directed toward the manufacturing of air rifles in sequence (totally interchangeable pieces), having as the principal goal a high-quality product at a medium/low price, to make it the sport of shooting with airguns more accessible and therefore more popular.
1963: The company initiates its first exports sales to the United Kingdom and continues to add credence to the Gamo name through its participation in the European international shows. Gamo airguns continue to reach the European markets and beyond.
1970’s: A dealer’s network is created in more than 40 countries.
1980’s: Gamo begins business relations and collaborations with similar manufacturers in Great Britain, the USA, Germany and Brasil.
1982: Due to the enormous increase in production, the pellet factory is moved to a larger site in a new industrial park with the company’s wood processing plant, which manufactures the stocks, following closely behind.
1995: GAMO USA CORPORATION is born. After various attempts to distribute Gamo products in the United States, and knowing of the positive acceptance in Europe, Gamo decides to acquire a North American distributorship and create a new Gamo company.
2007: The private equity group MCH invested in Industrias El Gamo in order to consolidate the brand leadership and to boost its expansion plans.
2013: MCH Private Equity sold Gamo Outdoor, S.L. (Gamo, BSA Guns, BSA Optics brands) to Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherill & Co, a New York-based private equity firm.
2016: Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherill & Co acquired Daisy Outdoor Products, strengthening their position in the outdoor and shooting industry,
Today Gamo is the largest manufacturer of pellets in the world and the largest manufacturer of airguns in Europe. Competing successfully worldwide, Gamo airguns can be found in more than fifty countries. Throughout its growth, Gamo airguns have undergone constant improvements, always.
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