Fiocchi Group, the worldwide leader in the production of small caliber ammunition under Fiocchi Munizioni, Fiocchi of America, and Baschieri & Pellagri brands, announces the acquisition of Lyalvale Express. The British-based manufacturer established in 1983 in Lichfield, England specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of premium hunting and sporting clay shot shells.
The closing of the deal occurred April 6th, 2022. The acquisition of Lyalvale has the strategic objective to further consolidate Fiocchi Group’s leadership in the hunting and sporting clay shooting segments. Increased manufacturing and product portfolio expansion will create added value by offering to consumers a complete range of premium and super-premium products.
The Fiocchi Group will benefit from increased manufacturing from four plants over two continents: the historical Fiocchi Munizioni plant in Lecco, Italy, the Baschieri & Pellagri facility in Bologna, Italy, the Fiocchi of America plants in both Missouri and Arkansas, and the newly acquired Lyalvale Express facility in Litchfield (north of Birmingham), United Kingdom.
“We are excited to announce this transaction, which has a significant strategic value. Lyalvale Express becomes part of a Group with an unbeatable historical heritage and will benefits from outstanding innovation capabilities and from a large production platform which will generate important synergies” says Maurizio Negro, Fiocchi Group’s CEO.
Anthony Acitelli, Fiocchi of America CEO & President adds, “The acquisition of Lyalvale Express not only brings an established brand with quality product to the Group portfolio but additional manufacturing capacity to service Fiocchi Group’s wide range of customers and consumers. We look forward to expanding and capitalizing on this very important addition to our leadership position in the ammunition industry.”
For more information about Fiocchi ammunition, visit FiocchiUSA.com.
Since 1983, Fiocchi of America has been based in Ozark, Missouri. As a stand-alone US-based arm of the greater Fiocchi global brand, Fiocchi of America continues to integrate and launch new products directed towards the US market. In 2020, Fiocchi furthers its expansion of products in the hunting, conceal carry, self-defense, and law enforcement market channels. Fiocchi offers a full portfolio of target and hunting shotshells, centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition, match and standard grade rimfire .22LR, specialty and classic cartridges, reloading components and blanks.