What is Heckler & Koch?

Heckler & Koch is one of the world’s biggest producers of small arms, including pistols, submachine guns, assault rifles and grenade launchers. The company’s main base is in Germany but it has an international sales office / distribution depot in an unmarked warehouse in Nottingham.

Why the campaign?

Heckler & Koch has a long history of profiting from the sale of weapons to repressive regimes and conflict zones, and the company is continuing to do so. We believe that this is unethical.

As a result of the company’s arms deals, H&K weapons have found their way into the hands of child soldiers, terrorists, armed gangs and militias, arms traffickers, mercenaries and organised criminals around the world.

The campaign’s aims are threefold:

  • To raise awareness of the presence of a major arms company in Nottingham.
  • To investigate and expose the  company’s unethical business dealings and the tragic consequences.
  • To stop the company from using Nottingham and the UK as a base for its arms deals.

Status update

After more than six years of campaigning against H&K in Nottingham (2007-2013), Shut Down H&K is no longer active. This website remains as a source of information about the arms company and a record of the campaign’s activities. If you would like to organise a campaign against H&K in Nottingham, please get in touch.