Company Profile

 Company Profile

About Arsenal 2000

Company Name: ARSENAL JSCo

Company address100, Rozova Dolina Str.,

                              6100 Kazanlak, BULGARIA


General Director: Nikolay Ibushev


Tel.:  +359 431 50 000, +359 431 63 740

Fax:  +359 431 50 001, +359 431 63 783


www.arsenal204ke grenade RLV-SMK, RLV-SMK-1

Territory and buildings

-          Overall area – 7 km2;

-          Built area – 412510 m2


Employees – over 7500

Technical personnel - over 1000

History and General Information

Rich and long-term experience, excellent management, highly skilled personnel, well equipped production lines, good feeling of the market, Customers’ thrust and recognition – all this combined is ARSENAL Co., Kazanlak - the biggest Company from the Bulgarian Defence Industry Association and a distinguished multi-functional infra-structural Company with a leading position in the National Economics and traditions in design, production, engineering and trade of military and civilian products.


ARSENAL Co. has more than a 144-year-long history. It was established in 1878 in the town of Rousse as the first factory meant to serve the newly created Bulgarian Army.

In 1924, due to some strategic considerations it was transferred to Kazanlak by law of the National Assembly, and was given the name of State Military Works for the production of cartridges and repair of all military equipment for the needs of the Army.



Nowadays, the activities of ARSENAL JSCo. are:

-      design, manufacturing and trade in small arms and artillery armaments, ammunition, primers, powders, charges, pyrotechnic products, hunting and sport weapons and ammunition, cemented carbide tools, tips and inserts, casting, forging etc.;

-      engineering activity.


Our Company performs an energetic innovation activity, as well as modernization of the military products.

Development, production and submission of the new and modernized articles are performed without termination of submission of the well-known articles.


The engineering activity of ARSENAL JSCo started in 1987. The Engineering Department performs transfer of know-how, helps a Customer to manufacture weapons and ammunition, installs workshops and tests equipment in the Customer`s country, trains its personnel, performs quality control and gives any necessary technical assistance.

During that period numerous Contracts have been concluded with companies all over the world for:

-         Factories for production of anti-aircraft systems, grenade launchers, ammunition, etc.;

-         Workshops for assembly of assault rifles, machine guns, ammunition for them, etc.;

-         Workshops for electroplating and heat treatment;

-         Workshops for forging-pressing processing;

-         Lines for electro-mechanical machining;

-         Lines for deep-hole drilling of work pieces;

-         Test ranges for small arms;

-         Workshops for production of special tooling, etc.



ARSENAL JSCo. has a structured Quality Management System applicable for design and production of armaments, ammunition and their components in accordance with the requirements of NATO Publication- AQAP 2110. This Quality Management System is approved and certified by the Ministry of Defence, Certificate SK No 218/2021.


According to the requirements of ISO 9001, ARSENAL JSCo. has structured Quality Management System for repair and recycling of metal cutting machines and accessories. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) with Certificate

Identity Number: 10361519, current issue date: 31 May 2021, Expiry date: 30 May 2024, Original Approvals: 30th August 2000, has approved and certified this Quality Management System.


The QAS is subjected to continuous monitoring and audits by the Ministry of Defence and through the implementation of the Government Quality Assurance.