May 21, 2009
Beretta Announces 1st Quarter Results
ACCOKEEK, MD – Beretta U.S.A. Corp. today announced outstanding 1st quarter results. “We are extremely pleased by our commercial pistol market sales”, said Gary Ramey, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, “First quarter sales are up 66% compared to last year. All of our pistol families are performing very well, and we are trying to keep up with the increasing market demand”.
US production of the venerable 92FS is sold out for the year and Beretta USA has begun importing 92FS pistols from its sister company in Italy to support its sales effort. Px4 Storm series pistols, and their optional extended magazines (up to 20 rounds in 9mm), continue to be extremely popular. “Px4 pistol shipments are up 245% compared to last year”, said Gabriele de Plano, Vice President of Tactical Marketing, “and we are still receiving orders”.
About Beretta U.S.A.
Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit www.berettausa.com.