100 years of excellence

La Manufacture du Haut Rhin “MHR” was founded in 1919, located in Mulhouse, France where it rose to fame for the production of innovative mechanical designs, before refocusing on ammunition production machinery.

Formerly known as Manurhin, the organization was rebranded in 2018, following the acquisition by Emirates Defense Industries company, a UAE government owned entity focused on defense & aerospace.

MHR therefore inherited from the vast and reputed catalog of Manurhin machines, which, over the last century, addressed all types of ammunitions from small to medium calibers, 4.6mm up to 14.5mm, 20mm, 25mm as well as 30mm, and a wide span of variants (armour piercing, tracer, steel case, Winchester...). MHR also incorporate the former Manurhin team, from engineering to production and service. The team is still working in the legacy site located in Mulhouse.

2019 marks a century of being the global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of ammunition line machinery and equipment including installation, support and, where required, operation and is proudly recognized as the benchmark in its field and known for its unrivalled reliability and consistent quality for over a century.



Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin "MANURHIN" established as producer of ammunition lines, ammunition and gauges


Diversification of products to include production of small arms, food processing machinery and scooters;
turnkey solutions for ammunition production installed successfully in the Middle-East and North-Africa;
Manurhin positioned as the reference supplier for full lines in the small to medium ammunition segment


Rapid growth

Reorganisation of Manurhin to divide production of ammunition and machinery;
 significant growth in Asia


Core focus

Strategic decision to focus on ammunition line production and expansion of services to offer turnkey ammunition production facilities


Industry leader


Manurhin delivers turnkey greenfield ammunition manufacturing facility covering several calibres to Oman


Global presence

Manurhin's global footprint of installed machines expands to over 60 countries


Manurhin acquired by Emirates Defense Industries Company, a UAE government owned entity focused on defense and aerospace

New leadership

Manurhin rebranded as La Manufacture du Haut-Rhin "MHR"


100th year anniversary celebrating being the market leader in ammunition line production

Continued growth