By a decision rendered in 1851 the Gun Foundry was moved from Belgrade to Kragujevac and in 1853 first cannon barrels were cast. This ended the efforts of the Principality of Serbia to have its own production of arms and equipment.
Gun Foundry in Kragujevac, the center of the Principality of Serbia, developed quickly. The Gun Foundry had first steam engines, first electric light, first technical school, first quality system and at Large World Fair in Paris, in 1889, the Gun Foundry won several medals.
Before the Second World War, the factory was a real industrial giant, with almost twelve thousand employees and ten thousand machines.
After the war, the factory started the production of rifle M48, and today Zastava Arms produces modern small arms.
The factory continued the production of artillery weapons - anti-aircraft cannons.
Together with military program, the factory developed the program of hunting and sporting weapons.
Years of experience in the field of development of products, technology and capacities created conditions for the transfer of technology to other countries.
As we use CATIA software to design our products, we can quickly respond to the demands of the market.
Strategic decision of Zastava Arms is a good position of our products in global world market and cooperation with arms manufacturers in the world.
Today, Zastava Arms exports hunting and sporting weapons to over thirty countries in the world.
By applying Quality Management System (QMS) Zastava Arms constantly endeavors to improve the quality of products and all processes. Permanent investment in education of staff and purchase of state-of-the-art computer equipment and technology results in placement of new products that follow trends in the world market.
With systematic, skilled and creative work, based on tradition of 160 years, Zastava Arms tends to keep the trust of the users of its products and services.
Content of the buyers is the measure of success of Zastava Arms.