The famous arms company Weebly & Scott which armed the Allied forces during the two World Wars and produced weapons for at least 15 countries, is setting up a new unit in UP’s Sandila (District Hardoi), barely 30km from Lucknow. W&S has joined hands with Sial Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd. for the productions of revolvers.
“The new unit will manufacture .32 revolver in the first phase. Later, we will manufacture pistols, airguns, shotgun and ammunition as well.” “We decided to invest in India and in the state of Uttar Pradesh keeping in view the vast market potential. The idea to expand our business got shape after discussions with the Sial family in 2018. We entered a new joint venture for the manufacture of firearms and airguns in India for Indian Domestic Market. We got the licence to manufacture firearms in India in 2019. A team of 15 experts from England visited India to set up the facility in Sandila which took us four months.” said John Bright, owner of Weebly & Scott.