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was a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...
weapons manufacturer and the co-founder of Heckler & Koch
Heckler & Koch GmbH is a German defense manufacturing company that produces various small arms. Some of their products include the SA80, MP5 submachine gun, G3 automatic rifle, the G36 assault rifle, the HK 416, the MP7 personal defense weapon, the USP series of handguns, and the high-precision...
along with Theodor Koch
Theodor Koch was a German engineer and weapons manufacturer, born in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. As a young man, Koch apprenticed as a precision mechanic. After completing his apprenticeship he attended an engineering school in Esslingen. In 1924 he started work for Mauser in Oberndorf as an...
and Edmund Heckler
Edmund Heckler was a German weapons manufacturer and the co-founder of Heckler & Koch along with Theodor Koch and Alex Seidel. He is buried in Oberndorf.-References:...
. Together the three men built the Heckler and Koch company out of the old name of Heckler & Co.
on December 28, 1949.