About Us

TRUVELO has established itself as Africa’s largest privately owned small arms manufacturer offering the defence and security industry integrated turnkey solutions. Since its inception, the group has earned itself a reputation for designing and manufacturing some of the most accurate and reliable weapon systems in the world.

In 2020 Africa Defence Group acquired the business and assets of Truvelo Manufacturers, in line with the company’s growth strategy. In 2021 the company completed a further acquisition, this time the complete mortar design and manufacturing data-packs of Hausler Scientific Instruments, adding an additional infantry support platform to our portfolio.

The company employ the most state of the art manufacturing principles including:

•  CAD Design
•  CAM Machining
•  CNC Turning
•  CNC Milling
•  CNC EDM
•  CNC Grinding​

Our inhouse manufacturing equipment includes:

  • 4 x Deep hole gun drills
  • 7 x 4 Axis CNC Milling Centre Machines
  • 2 x 3 Axis CNC Milling Centre Machines
  • 1 x 7 Axis CNC Milling Centre Machines (only one of its kind in Africa)
  • EDM CNC Wire Cutter
  • EDM CNC Spark Eroder
  • 3 x CNC Lathes
  • 8 x Manual lathes
  • 6 x Manual Milling Machines
  • 6 x Multi Spindle Honing Machines
  • 2 x Broaching Machines
  • 1 x Rifle Buttoning Machine
  • 1 x Cold Hammer Forge Mill
  • Loads of CNC Grinding machines
  • Heat treatment ovens
  • Gun Coating and metal treatment facilities
  • Fully Equipped Meteorology Laboratory
  • Well Equipped and licensed underground firearm test range​