The Czech arms industry has had an excellent reputation worldwide since the interwar period. It is in great deal thanks to the imaginatively designed and meticulously crafted firearms from Bohemia.
Česká zbrojovka a.s., established in 1936, has continued in this tradition. Since 1993, it has been using the well-known and respected CZ brand and it now represents one of the key subsidiaries of the Colt CZ Group SE international holding company.
Česká zbrojovka focuses on the development and manufacturing of high-quality firearms for military and law enforcement, personal defense, hunting, competitive shooting, and other commercial purposes. It manufactures its weapons in a factory equipped with top-of-the-line machinery that uses state-of-the-art production technologies and processes, while also being the holder of a valid ISO 9001 certificate. Based on the continuous evaluation of extensive testing data, the CZ firearms portfolio is being constantly improved, which leads to steady growth in demand for CZ products. In 2020, despite the Covid pandemic, the parent holding company announced the sales of 467,463 firearms, marking a 24.9% increase over the year 2019. In 2021, the number rose to 627,472 firearms sold (including the sales of Colt from May onwards). Colt CZ Group has been very open about its ambitions to become a global leader in firearms manufacturing, planning to achieve revenues of €1 billion by 2025.
CZ brand firearms are instrumental in achieving these goals. Its most desired commercially available models are the defense and sport pistol series CZ P-10, CZ SHADOW 2, and CZ TS2, hunting and sport shotgun CZ 600, and the CZ 457 and CZ 512 rimfire rifles. Another, separate chapter of the company's success is its service weapon portfolio, including the pistol series CZ P-07/09 and CZ P-10, CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1 submachine guns, CZ BREN 2 rifles, CZ 805 G1 grenade launchers, and the CZ TSR sniper special.