The most famous weapon in the world today and popular in numerous government organizations come from Austria. Gaston Glock proved himself to be a great innovator more than 40 years ago who changed the world of pistols forever. He decided to produce his weapon mainly from plastics. He developed the necessary machines himself. When the gun came on the market, it surprised in many ways. It was easy to use, offering more security and a new design.
Since then, it has taken police forces around the world by storm. Glock is the first choice when it comes to the security of the population. That applies above all to the USA, where the weapon suddenly caught on. The new type of safety built into the firearm certainly contributed to this. The magazines’ enormous capacity and reliability are further plus points that their owners no longer want to do without a Glock. Thanks to their invention, Gaston Glock became world-famous in the gun community and is now a billionaire. The now 90-year-old investor still lives in his home country Carinthia in Austria. He is in excellent health and still works in his company every day. But he has long since handed over the management to younger hands.
The Group Is Growing Rapidly
His second wife Kathrin has taken over the management of the company. She has risen to become a powerful woman in the industry. As a member of the supervisory board, board member and managing director of numerous companies in the Glock empire, she plays a vital role in the group’s fate. It employs more than 1,200 people and has an annual turnover of around 500 million euros. She has been on Glock’s supervisory board for seven years now. During your time, about 30 new models came onto the market. Sales tripled, and the number of employees doubled. The local company became an international corporation. There are now productions in the USA and Slovakia.
Used By The Police Worldwide
The innovative weapon continues to win numerous tenders around the world. Whether with Customs and Border Protection in the USA, with the police in Saxony-Anhalt, in Rio de Janeiro or Singapore, weapons from Austria are in great demand everywhere. Even in South America, the São Paulo Military Police use the Glock. The company is the global market and technology leader. It has the highest share of the civil market and wins the most tenders from public authorities. After 40 years of innovation and further development, the company is far from having reached its goal.
The success is not surprising, because Glock stands for safety, absolute reliability and accuracy. The ease of handling, the favourable maintenance make the weapon a desired object for government and private weapon fans. It is not for nothing that in the USA, they say that we in Glock. To ensure that it stays that way in the future, Kathrin Glock is increasingly committed to her husband’s group. The end of the armoury is thus assured.