Reply from Steyr Mannlicher Holdings

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by CGuns, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. CGuns

    CGuns New Member

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    This just in:

    Dear Mr. #######,
    thank you for your information and the link to your new STEYRCLUB website.
    We really appreciate your initiative and thank you and your colleagues for
    making the effort.
    Web design and functionality are excellent and will direct a lot of traffic
    to the forum.
    Regarding the banners I like the second version best because of its
    easy-to-read appearance.
    I wish you and your other members all the best for STEYRCLUB,
    With Best Regards,
    ############

    Steyr Mannlicher Holding
     
  2. CGuns

    CGuns New Member

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    What great people to speak with.

    I just spoke with the Steyr Mannlicher Holding Company which is in the office today, while the Steyr Mannlicher production/firearms division is on holiday.

    The gentleman who I have been corresponding with personally prefers the second version of the banner best, because it is easy to read. We discussed this further on the telephone.

    We discussed what FN is offering to the U.S. market in terms of the FN2000 .223 rifle and how Steyr could occupy a market niche with the Aug and provide competition for other .223 caliber semi-auto sporting rifles. The gentleman assured me that they are actively pursuing a way to offer the Aug again to the U.S. market and are very interested in the U.S., thanks in part to the active online community and club. Part of their
    seriousness can be seen with them establishing a U.S. office and division, Steyr Mannlicher USA. They also have litigators and lawyers on the case, too. Let's keep our fingers crossed on this one!

    For those of you who are wondering about the activities of a Holding company, Steyr Mannlicher as we know it is an Arms production firm. But, it is also very diverse and is active in other fields as well. Take a look at the Steyr Puch G class.
    The Holding Company basically owns the assets and securities of the Steyr firearms production division, as they produce a product, along with any other firm that is under the "Steyr corporate umbrella" that produces a product or offers services for sale. The holding company will also have voting control which allows them to appoint and select who is on the board for the subsidiary firm and control the activities that the subsidiary firm carries out.
    Translation: Steyr Mannlicher Holdings basically tells Steyr Mannlicher Firearms what to do, because they are in charge and control assets and voting power.

    This is a good contact.
     

  3. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    gee, really, you think :lol:
     
  4. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    Do they own any restaurants? :lol:
     
  5. WorldPax

    WorldPax New Member

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    I think it's pretty cool that the company is willing to communicate with it's consumers. You'd think that would be the norm, but unfortunately that's not always the case.

    Perhaps a bit more effort might be spent on the US market, now that they know they have a base to work from.

    We can do our part by getting the word out, let the guy in the next lane who's shooting Brand-G take our gun for a spin.

    I don't know, I'm just getting back into pistol shooting and am a new convert to the Steyr. Perhaps you guys are already doing these things, but if we're not, we should be.
     
  6. CGuns

    CGuns New Member

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    Trading guns at the range is always great. As long as they look like they are responsible and interested and of good character I swap all the time with range mates.

    CGuns
     
  7. FWF

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    steyr mannlicher usa website?

    Is there any indication of when they might get a site up and running? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the usasteyr site is that of the warranty station in Iowa. It would be very nice if the importer (in MS) would have a site with information on the current product line. They should also DEFINITELY have contact info regarding wholesalers that handle their products.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: steyr mannlicher usa website?

    Larry we have the current Steyr line on our website (OK, OK except for the pistols which I'm going to add ASAP) http://www.steyrclearinghouse.com

    Amy
     
  9. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    wow great sites, and PRICES!
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks FlaChef

    Thanks FlaChef we try our best to be VERY competitive and even if someone beats us by a dollar or two we figure people want to deal with nice folks on the other end of the phone/computer.

    Amy
     
  11. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Since I am an FFL dealer, I contacted the USA Styer folks and asked what distributors might have the newer pistols.
    I was told NONE

    Not good. maybe once CDNN and davidsons have sold out all the old guns the new ones will hit. It's going to be a bit hard to sell them unless they are priced below what a Glock sells for. Steyr has an up hill battle here in the US. It's not impossible but there isn't a whole lot of name recognition from the general public.
     
  12. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    when did you contact them?
    I know RSR in Orlando had them as of 2 weeks ago when Steyrboy got his.
     
  13. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Spoke with them on friday when I ordered the picatinny adapter and holster.

    I'll open another tab (firefox) and check RSR

    RSR does list them as an inventory item but shows ZERO in stock on all versions. (mm/40S&W/357 sig.

    However the shown wholeslae price is about $100.00 less than a glock
     
  14. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    So no one can keep them in stock then...

    Dear Steyr,

    Send bigger boatloads of guns please.
     
  15. ministerofdeath

    ministerofdeath New Member

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    Steyr has a superior product that now needs superior marketing and distribution to accompany that product. If they could manufacturer their weapons within the United States they would be able to overcome many of the legal issues associated with a foreign firearms manufacturer distributing its product in this country.

    Every person I have let operater my M-40 Steyr pistol has been greatly impressed and expressed great interest in obtaining one of their own. However, few people have heard of Steyr and even fewer are aware of their pistols. For instance, my cousin is a police officer and never heard of a Steyr M-40 before I introduced him to the pistol. Furthermore, I find it somewhat discouraging when I see R. Lee Emery (Full Metal Jacket Drill Instructer) endorsing Glock Pistols when the Steyr design is far superior.

    I hope Steyr is serious about improving their marketing and distribution within the United States.
     
  16. Mortech

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    Been on this forum about a week and I can say I really like Steyr's attitude toward boards like this one alot better than say ..... (Colt or S&W )toward their fan boards to name a couple .