In 1829, the merchants Louis Sellier and Nicolaus Bellot founded a company for making percussion primers. In the 150 years to follow this company developed to a significant producer of ammunition and explosives. In 1992, Lapua Oy, now Nammo Lapua Oy, a Finnish enterprise, bought the ammunition production in Schönebeck. Under the guidance of the new owner the successful production of subcaliber, hunting and shot ammunition of the traditional SK brand could be further extended. Today, Nammo Schönebeck GmbH is one of the most important makers of subcaliber ammunition. For many years, sport shooters, biathletes and hunters have put their trust in cartridges from Schönebeck, which are especially known all over the world for their high precision, absolute reliability and perfect quality.
1829 Foundation of the company ”Sellier & Bellot” in Schönebeck. Producing priming material, percussion primers, eyelets,rings swivels, lugs, lunettes.
1874 “Factory of Percussion Primers, Cartridges and Eyelets” formerly “Sellier & Bellot”. Production of hunting cartridge cases
1922 Subsidiary of the Austrian Weapons Production Company in Vienna
1922 Subsidiary of the Stery-Werke AG in Vienna, Production place and trading company for the whole ammunition spectrum, primers for explosives and electric primers
1932 “Factory of Percussion Primers, Cartridges and Metalware Ltd.”, formerly “Sellier & Bellot”
1947 Expropriation of the previous shareholders of their business
1951 VEB Exolosives Factory 1 – Schönebeck
1990 “Anhaltinische Chemische Fabriken GmbH” with Chemistry, Explosives, Polyurethan Processing, Ammunition and Primers as the lines of business.
1992 Splitting-off of the ammunition business line to form the “SK Jagd- und Sportmunitions GmbH” (SK Hunting and and Sporting Ammunition Plc) as a subsidiary company of the Finnish ammunition group Lapua. Shot ammunition for hunting and sporting, subcaliber ammunition, pistol and revolver ammunition, firecracker cartridges, rifle cartridges, diabolo and round bullets, wax torches, training ammunition.
1998 Integration of the “SK Jagd- und Sportmunitions GmbH” in the Norwegian-Finnish-Swedish Nammo Group.
2003 Opening of the Rimfire Service Center
2004 Renaming the “SK Jagd- und Spormunitions GmbH” into “Lapua GmbH”
2013 Renaming the “Lapua GmbH” into “Nammo Schönebeck GmbH”