|Founded||8 May 1998(Current form) |
1 May 1928 (Originally founded)
Miloša Obrenovića 2, Užice,
|Products||Ammunition, handloading equipment and supplies|
|Revenue||€75.38 million (2018)|
|€1.71 million (2018)|
|Total assets||€123.53 million (2018)|
|Total equity||€78.47 million (2018)|
|Owner||Government of Serbia (86.63%)|
Serbian Development Fund (12.46%)
Number of employees
The company produces ammunition for civilian and military consumers in a variety of calibers in various loadings. Several ammunition articles list Prvi Partizan as one of the few sources of certain unusual cartridges, such as the 8x56mmR used in the M95/30 variant of the Mannlicher M1895, the 7.92×33mm Kurz cartridge used in the StG 44 rifle, and the 7.65×53mm Argentine cartridge. In early 2009, the company introduced the 8mm Lebel, becoming the first commercial manufacturer in decades to produce it.
Prvi Partizan cartridges carry the headstamp "ППУ" ("PPU"), which stands as abbreviation of the company's name in Cyrillic letters, "Први партизан Ужице" ("Prvi partizan Užice"). Prvi Partizan has made ammunition with the headstamps PP and PPU.
During World War II the decentralized Resistance-run ammunition works run by Tito's partisans was named Prvi Partizan fabrika ("First Partisan factory"). This name was retained after the war when it was moved back to the FOMU facility in Užice.
According to the global trade data company Panjiva, Prvi Partizan is listed as the third biggest ammunition supplier in the United States market for 2016. The Government of Serbia invested 4 million euros for the new hall construction in 2017.
- .22 Hornet
- .222 Remington
- .22-250 Remington
- .223 Remington
- .243 Winchester
- .25-06 Remington
- .264 Winchester Magnum
- .270 Winchester
- .30 Carbine
- .300 AAC Blackout
- .300 Winchester Magnum
- .30-06 Springfield
- .303 British
- .30-30 Winchester
- .308 Winchester
- .338 Lapua Magnum
- .375 H&H Magnum
- .45-70 Government
- 5.56×45mm NATO
- 6.5×52mm Mannlicher–Carcano
- 6.5×54mm Mannlicher–Schönauer
- 6.5mm Grendel
- 6.5×57mm Mauser
- 6.8mm Remington SPC
- 6mm Remington
- 7.5×54mm French
- 7.5×55mm Swiss
- 7.62x51mm NATO
- 7.65×53mm Argentine
- 7.92×33mm Kurz
- 7×57mm Mauser
- 7mm Remington Magnum
- 7mm Mauser
- 7mm-08 Remington
- 8×60mm S
- 8mm Lebel
- 8mm Mauser
- 8×57 IS
- 8×57 IRS
- .50 BMG
On 4 September 2009, seven employees died and 15 others had minor injuries after four explosions occurred in the gunpowder area. The Government of Serbia later declared 5 September 2009 as the National Day of Sorrow for the victims.
- "СТО НАЈ... привредних друштава у Републици Србији у 2018. години" (PDF). apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 28 November 2019.
- "Statistički prikaz vlasništva preduzeća - Prvi Partizan". crhov.rs (in Serbian). Centralni registar depo i kliring hartija od vrednosti. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- International Ammunition Association Headstamp Page
- "History". prvipartizan.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- Smith, Aaron (13 December 2016). "Ammo imports booming to keep up with gun sales". cnn.com. CNN. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
- "Vojne fabrike u dugovima, hale i oprema zastareli". danas.rs (in Serbian). 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
- "U nesrećama u namenskoj industriji za 11 godina poginulo 15 radnika". blic.rs (in Serbian). Beta. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
- Lojanica, V. (4 September 2009). "Sedmoro poginulih u eksplozijama u fabrici "Prvi partizan" u Užicu". blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
- "U subotu Dan žalosti u Srbiji". rts.rs (in Serbian). 4 September 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2017.