Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday announced Norma Precision Ammunition has established its operations in the Peach Tree State.

A subsidiary of Beretta-owned RUAG Ammotec, Norma has set up shop in Garden City, just north of Savannah. The facility will encompass the ammo maker's U.S. headquarters, manufacturing site, and warehousing and distribution needs. According to a release from Kemp's office, last year Norma imported over 400 containers of ammunition from Europe, while also delivering over 30 million cartridges made in the U.S.

"I’m grateful to Norma Precision Ammunition for their job-stimulating investments, and I look forward to seeing the opportunities this creates for hardworking Georgians in the region," said Kemp, a Republican who this week signed both gun and knife reforms into law. 

Founded in Amotfors, Sweden, in 1902, Norma is now in its 120th year of operation and, in addition to its European factories, has been manufacturing ammo in the U.S. for over a decade under the RUAG Ammotec banner. Company officials say the planned facility in Georgia will help solidify further growth.

"With this relocation, expansion, and focus on the Norma Ammunition brand, we will continue to grow while better serving our customers and industry partners in the United States and abroad,” said Christoph Eisenhardt, president, and CEO of RUAG Ammotec.

Georgia is already home to black rifle maker Daniel Defense, located in Black Creek; Heckler & Koch, located in Columbus; and Taurus/Heritage/Rossi, located in Bainbridge. Meanwhile, RemArms announced a shift earlier this year from anti-gun New York to Georgia's friendlier climate, set to bring a planned 850 jobs. 

“The state’s firearms industry is responsible for thousands of Georgia jobs and millions of dollars of investment in our communities,” said Kemp on the occasion of the RemArms announcement.

Georgia was recently named as one of the top 10 states for firearm and ammunition manufacturing by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. 

Georgia's firearm industry via Georgia Department of Economic Development

Georgia's firearm industry via Georgia Department of Economic Development