Steyr Arms Names New Rep Group To Handle All Lines
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama –-(Ammoland.com)- Steyr Arms announced today that the Evans Group, an independent manufacturer’s representative agency, will handle the sales for all three of the European manufacturers for which it is an exclusive importer, Steyr, Merkel and Anschutz Sporting Rifles. The agency has handled the Steyr line since August 2008.
“We have been very pleased with the performance of the Evans Group with the Steyr product lines,” said Scott O’Brien, CEO of Steyr Arms. “They have been very successful in growing the Steyr brand over the past two years. The real benefit of working with the Evans Group will be to our network of dealers and, ultimately, the consumers who want easier access to the finest firearms in the world from three legendary manufacturers.”
The Evans Group is a well-respected and highly sought-after sales group that was founded in 1990 and has expanded to cover a 50-state territory. It will now handle all of Steyr Arms’ brands. In addition to Steyr’s sporting and hunting rifles, Merkel shotguns, rifles, drillings, combination guns, K1 single-shot stalking rifles, the innovative KR1 bolt-action rifle, and the exceptionally reliable SR1 semiautomatic rifle as well as the Anschutz precision rimfire sporting rifles will be handled by The Evans Group.
“With the overwhelming experience of the Evans Group and the new opportunities this move presents, we look forward to continued growth for the new Steyr Arms and for the Steyr, Merkel and Anschutz brands,” said O’Brien. “We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship with them.”
Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is also the U.S. importer for Merkel firearms and Anschutz precision rimfire sporting rifles. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173; call (205) 655-8299; or visit www.steyrarms.com.