Tawazun, the UAE-based strategic investment company, and four of its subsidiaries will exhibit the latest in hunting and defense weaponry, ammunition, shooting clubs and training services at the 2014 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). This year, the company is focused on showcasing the best of UAE craftsmanship and the latest weaponry innovations as it reprises its role as exclusive Weaponry Partner.
Saif Ali Al Marzooqi, Associate Director, Corporate Communications said that ADIHEX provides the perfect platform to celebrate the best of UAE manufacturing and national expertise. Additionally, Remaya experts will also be participating in ADIHEX’s newest offering – the Knowledge Zone – on ‘Combat First Aid’ to promote firearm safety and first aid.
The four subsidiaries participating are specialist rifle manufacturer Merkel, ammunition manufacturer Caracal Light Ammunition (CLA), pistol and tactical rifle manufacturer Caracal International and shooting consultancy and management firm Remaya. All four companies are fully owned and run by Tawazun.
Remaya’s consultancy and training services for shooting clubs and related products has seen the company expand its offering in the UAE, and its portfolio of clubs will be taking center stage at ADIHEX. Its management operations include Caracal Shooting Club in Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain Shooting Club and the state-of-the-art Western Region Shooting Club, which is currently under construction and due to open in early 2015. This year, Remaya will be offering ADIHEX visitors discounts of up to 40% annual shooting club memberships.
Merkel, founded in 1898, is a 100% Tawazun-owned company and has gained an international reputation for combining exceptional hunting gun manufacturing with high-tech forging design – split between the UAE and Germany. Al Marzooqi revealed that orders from the UAE market have traditionally centered around Merkel’s made-to-order products, and that Merkel’s latest product, the RX Helix – which has been dubbed as ‘the hunting rifle of the 21st century’ – will be on show.
CLA boasts production lines able to manufacture a wide range of calibres for defense, hunting and sporting purposes. Al Marzooqi also stated that since 2012, CLA has regularly introduced several top lines such as the new shot shell ammunition, making it the only manufacturer in the region to produce this first-of-its-kind product catering to the sport shooting market.
Caracal International, Tawazun’s subsidiary that sparked the birth of other Tawazun subsidiaries, will be presenting its rich history, and highlighting its position in the market as the region’s only pistol manufacturer, among its other hunting and defense products. Following the merger with Tawazun Advanced Defense Systems (TADS) this time last year, the Caracal portfolio has since expanded and now includes tactical sniper rifles and assault. All products have been expertly designed to make the shooting experience safe, quick and more accurate.
The Tawazun stand will be located in Hall 6 at ADNEC.