As of 1 July 2013, distribution will be handled directly by the newly established Blaser Sporting Ltd.

Blaser CEO, Bernhard Knoebel, said: “We are hitting the ground running, and are looking forward to taking our UK presence to the next level.”

As the move includes a relocation of repair and servicing facilities, the new set-up will allow Blaser and Mauser an intensified focus on customer service, as well as more direct communication and support for their local customers and dealers.

Robert Sajitz, who recently left Open Season Limited to carry on developing the brands in the UK, has been appointed to lead this new venture and provide continuity.

“Blaser and Mauser products have long earned a reputation for groundbreaking innovation, safety and performance. Handling our own distribution will allow us to introduce the full range of Blaser and Mauser products,” says Sajitz.

In addition to rifles and shotguns, their portfolio includes a line of accessories as well as field proven lifestyle products.

Sajitz further commented: “We are very excited to introduce all facets of both brands to the UK sporting community.”

Underlining that the change does not reflect on the work their previous distributors have done for Blaser and Mauser in the past, Sajitz added: “We would like to thank Open Season for their hard work in taking the brands forward.”

Open Season Limited will now be concentrating on developing its award winning range of Trident Silencers along with KG Cleaners and Solvents.

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Blaser and Mauser launch distributorship in the UK