The manufactory was created in 1898. Merkel’s only production site is in Suhl – we view the location as a guarantee of quality that is recognized in many countries around the world. The Suhl manufactory is an exceptional combination of hunting gun manufacturing and high-tech forging. Merkel combines the traditional manufacturing methods of handcrafted hunting guns with the highest standards of quality and safety – all achieved in what is, for this day and age, an unusually deep in-house range of manufacture, from cold forged barrels to hand engraving.
Merkel exports to more than 40 countries all over the world and has close to 200 employees – each one a highly qualified specialist. They often come from families that have worked in the gunmaking trade for generations. Merkel is one of the very few factories that can manufacture both : modern firearms and handcrafted hunting guns.