Joint Venture Between Taurus and India’s Jindal Defence Commences Production of Pilot Batches for Small Arms

[Bainbridge] – The collaborative effort between Taurus Armas S.A., a leading Brazilian multinational, and Jindal Defense Systems Pvt Limited, a prominent Indian group, has reached a significant milestone with the initiation of pilot batch production at the new manufacturing unit in India. This joint venture, known as JD Taurus, marks a pivotal moment in the global firearms industry.

Under the guidance of Taurus’ expert team from Brazil, the Indian facility has commenced the production of pilot batches of firearms in March 2024. This strategic move aligns with the transfer of technology (ToT) and knowledge, ensuring seamless integration and adherence to stringent quality standards.

The primary objective of these pilot batches is to establish technical, operational, and manufacturing processes to guarantee the replication of high safety and quality standards on an industrial scale. The manufacturing unit is poised to cater to both military and civilian markets, with an initial annual production capacity of up to 250,000 weapons, subject to scaling based on demand.

JD Taurus is actively participating in major tenders, including the ongoing procurement process by the Ministry of Defense, India, for 425,000 Carbines. This endeavor underscores the company's commitment to supplying cutting-edge firearms to bolster national security.

Taurus’ renowned reputation for competitive pricing, advanced technology, superior quality, and high production volume positions JD Taurus as a formidable contender in the global market. Notably, Taurus secured a significant tender to supply T4 carbines to the Philippines Army in 2022, further solidifying its global footprint.

The partnership between Taurus and Jindal Defense epitomizes a pioneering initiative in technology transfer, in line with India’s "Make in India" program. With a 51:49 equity participation ratio, the collaboration signifies a harmonious blend of technological expertise and financial resources.

India's stature as one of the largest markets for firearms underscores the immense potential for growth and innovation in the defense sector. With a burgeoning population and substantial defense expenditure, India presents unprecedented opportunities for stakeholders in the industry.

As JD Taurus spearheads innovation in the Indian defense sector, it not only creates employment opportunities but also catalyzes technological advancements, paving the way for a transformative era in national security.

About Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.: Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continue to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.

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