In 1829, the merchants Louis Sellier and Nicolaus Bellot founded a company for making percussion primers. In the 150 years to follow, the company developed into a significant producer of ammunition and explosives. In 1992, Lapua Oy, today the Finnish enterprise Nammo Lapua Oy, bought the ammunition production in Schönebeck in Germany. 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 and developed.
Today, Nammo Schönebeck GmbH is one of the most important makers of rimfire ammunition. For many years, sport shooters, biathletes and hunters have put their trust in .22lr cartridges from Schönebeck, which are known all over the world for their high precision, absolute reliability and perfect quality whilst still being an affordable option in the .22 lr ammo market.